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Oh for Pete's sake.

I can`t even get it to load properly.

A little bit of creative googling shows that the files are still on their server and available to download even if the site isn't working properly.

Sorry about the long google URL, but see here: https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=site:http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/sectiona/+filetype:csv&filter=0

This is equivalent to googling: site:http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/sectiona/ filetype:csv

The results give you the links to each CSV file that they have on the server for Section A. If you change the part of the search that says "/sectiona/" to, for example, "/sectionb/" you'll get the same results for Section B.

I've only tried this for Section A and Section B, but I assume it works in general.

In some cases you will have to click the option that comes up and says "repeat the search with omitted results included" to see all of the available files.

Here it's what I found so far: It appears that the sections have been "archived". If you follow the links here:


you can find all the sections/documents; however, no access to the csv files neither the html version. But you have access to the pdf files with all the data. Not very difficult to extract.

We appreciate that your readers find our historical data useful, and we confirm that Statistics Canada’s historical data is available online at http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=11-516-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0 .

Some of the archived publications had been corrupted in the past, but they have since been corrected and are now functioning properly in both PDF and HTML formats. We apologize for the inconvenience that this may have caused.

If you experience any further issues accessing information on the Statistics Canada website, we encourage you to contact us at 1-800-263-1136 or infostats@statcan.gc.ca.


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