Since 2011, professional researchers have been accessing Statistics Canada’s holdings of business microdata to conduct approved research projects at its headquarters in Ottawa, through the Canadian Centre for Data Development and Economic Research program (CDER). In March 2018, Statistics Canada launched a pilot project to help support the introduction of business microdata in the Research Data Centres (RDCs). As through CDER, researchers will work directly with synthetic business microdata before submitting their programs to Statistics Canada staff to be run on the actual microdata. The pilot will consider only research proposals using the T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program (LEAP), an enterprise-level database that contains key information on firm entry and exit, demographics, finances, and performance. The T2-LEAP has been used to study: employment and business dynamics, industry turnover, productivity growth, high-growth firms, and firm financing, survival and performance.
|2000-2015||T2-Longitudinal Employment Analysis Program|