Analysis of datasets and completed ATI requests published on open.canada.ca

1. Type of data sets: Geo data (i.e. computerized geographical data) (201,420)

Examples of geo data available on open.canada.ca:

Major Volcanoes

Major Volcanoes

Source: open.canada.ca

 
Text Version

A map of Canada showing the location of major volcanoes in the country, by number of years since last eruption. The map also indicates the areas with significant accumulation of volcanic ash.

 

Permafrost, Glaciers and Sea Ice

Permafrost, Glaciers and Sea Ice

Source: open.canada.ca

 
Text Version

A map of Canada showing the degree of permafrost throughout the country. The map indicates 9 different degrees of permafrost, ranging from “No Permafrost” to “Glaciers”.

 

Fur: black bear and grizzly bear

Fur: black bear and grizzly bear

Source: open.canada.ca

Text Version

A map of Canada showing the location of black bear and grizzly bear populations.

 

Surface materials (bedrock, unconsolidated material, glacier ice)

Fur: black bear and grizzly bear

Source: open.canada.ca

 
Text Version

A map of Canada showing the types of surface materials across the country. The map indicates the areas that are made up of the following materials: bedrock, unconsolidated material, bedrock outcrops and unconsolidated material, and glacier ice.

 

2. Type of data sets: Raw data (7,783)

Type of data sets: Raw Data
Themes Number of data sets Examples
Agriculture 332 Canadian dairy exports per month; eggs production report; animal export/import report; animal slaughter report
Economics and Industry 3,551 Tax-Free Savings Account Statistics; Government of Canada Spend DataFootnote 1; Consumer Price Index, by city (monthly); Exchange rates, interest rates, money supply and stock prices
Education and Training 240 Registered apprenticeship training, by sex and by province and territory; Postsecondary graduates by institution type, sex and field of study; Public and private elementary and secondary education expenditures
Government and Politics 122 Ministerial Expenditures by Standard Object as per the Public Accounts of Canada; Lobbying Registrations; Poll-by-Poll Results – 38th General Election
Health and Safety 622 Children's Health and Safety: Baseline Survey; Canadians’ Attitudes toward the Health Care System; Influenza immunization, less than one year ago by age group and sex
Information and Communications 158 Comparative summary of telephone statistics; Radio listening, average hours per week by audience characteristics; Telecommunications services price indexes
Labour 407 Visible minorities by Employment Equity Occupational Groups; Labour force characteristics; Self-employment, historical summary
Law 116 Homicides by method; Crime Severity Index, by province and territory; Adult criminal courts, guilty cases by mean and median amount of fine
Nature and Environment 180 Tides Currents and Water Levels; Energy use, by sector; Households and the environment survey, use of fertilizer and pesticides
Persons 1,612 Permanent Resident Visa Applications Received Abroad; Components of population growth, by province and territory; Census families, number and average size
Science and Technology 193 Survey of innovation, logging and manufacturing industries, development of new or significantly improved products; Federal expenditures on science and technology, by major departments and agencies
Society and Culture 118 Homeless Shelter Capacity Report; Charities Listings; Federal Heritage Designations
Transport 236 Rail occurrence statistics; Motor vehicle registrations

Source: open.canada.ca

3. Top 25 Downloaded Datasets for the month of September 2014

Title Department Number of Downloads
1. Government of Canada Employee Contact InformationFootnote 2 Shared Services Canada 1,827
2. Fuel Consumption RatingsFootnote 2 Natural Resources Canada 762
3. Permanent Resident Applications Processed Abroad and Processing Times Citizenship and Immigration Canada 387
4. Permanent Resident Visa Applications Received Abroad Citizenship and Immigration Canada 343
5. Soldiers of the First World War – CEF Library and Archives Canada 272
6. Tender Notices Public Works and Government Services Canada 241
7. Canada – Permanent residents by source country Citizenship and Immigration Canada 192
8. Permanent Resident Inventory Citizenship and Immigration Canada 153
9. Permanent Resident Summary by Mission Citizenship and Immigration Canada 147
10. Contract History Public Works and Government Services Canada 137
11. Canadian Chronic Disease Surveillance System Summary 1999–2009 Public Health Agency of Canada 130
12. Canada – Permanent residents by category Citizenship and Immigration Canada 126
13. Charities Listings Canada Revenue Agency 126
14. Canadian Disaster Database Public Safety Canada 107
15. Standing Offers and Supply Arrangements Public Works and Government Services Canada 103
16. NSERC's Awards Data Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 99
17. Government of Canada Employee Contact InformationFootnote 2 Shared Services Canada 98
18. Vehicle Recalls Database Transport Canada 95
19. Canada – Total entries of foreign students by source country Citizenship and Immigration Canada 90
20. National Collision Database Transport Canada 89
21. Goods and Services Identification Number Public Works and Government Services Canada 87
22. The Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network â Thermoluminescent Dosimetry (TLD) Health Canada 72
23. Fuel Consumption RatingsFootnote 2 Natural Resources Canada 71
24. Border Wait Times Canada Border Services Agency 70
25. Detailed information on Transfer Payments, as per the Public Accounts of Canada Public Works and Government Services Canada 70

Source: open.canada.ca

4. Summaries of completed ATI requests

Access requestsFootnote 3
Event related themes Recurrent themes Other themes of interest
Derailment in Lac-Mégantic List of briefing notes to Minister or Deputy Minister Climate change
Escape of detainee at St-Jerome Detention Centre Contracts/financial agreements with specific companies Threats to Prime Minister
Breach of privacy by Health Canada of individuals involved in Marijuana Medical Access Program Information related to a specific competition (staffing) Genetically modified food
Breach of privacy by ESDC of individuals that were part of Canada’s Student Loan Program Reports on employees wrongdoing/that were disciplined Information in relation to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
Information regarding the Northern Gateway Pipeline Expenses and supporting documents of a specific person (Minister or other) Natural Health Products
Cyber attack on the National Research Council Specific audit/financial agreement Canada’s activities in the North

Source: open.canada.ca

Endnotes

Footnotes

Footnote 1

The Spend Cube dataset is a summary of procurement expenditure data at the Government of Canada level. It is derived from expenditure data submitted annually from 55 departments and is grouped by commodity. The data covers about 95 per cent of government’s total expenditure on goods and services.

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Footnote 2

Please note that while there are double entries in the list above, there is no explanatory note that might explain the reason why this is the case.

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Footnote 3

Based on completed ATI requests for the months of August and September 2014, for the following institutions: CFIA, PCO, NRCan, ESDC, HC, EC, AANDC, CSC, PS and Transport Canada.

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