apply for statistics access
APPLY FOR STATISTICS ACCESS
WHY DO USERS HAVE TO APPLY FOR ACCESS?
The multidimensional tables of the GWD are not available for full public use. Data in the statistics section are custom produced by Statistics Canada. Tables may contain dimensions that are not available in Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs), or they may contain cross-tabulations that are not available elsewhere in published data. The GWD has purchased this data and made it available through the website. Statistics Canada controls the dissemination of its data products. The GWD has an agreement with Statistics Canada that stipulates that the data are not available for open public or commercial use.
Researchers wishing to use the data are granted access with a username and password. Access is free of charge, but researchers must be affiliated with an approved institution or organization. Users must also agree that the data are to be used for NON COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY. Data may be used for academic or non-profit/community research and for teaching.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR ACCESS?
Statistics Canada has permitted access to users who belong to a postsecondary institution in Canada that participates in the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI). The DLI is a project that makes Statistics Canada data files, databases and electronic geography files available to academic users at selected educational institutions in Canada for an annual subscription fee, which is typically provided through the subscribing institution’s Library.
The GWD allows access to users who belong to a postsecondary institution in Canada and/or international, academic users, researchers, non-profit community groups, and students intending to use the data for non commercial purposes only.
I MEET THE CRITERIA FOR ACCESS – HOW DO I APPLY?
If you are eligible, then complete and sign the GWD application form.
Mail or e-mail a copy to (Attn: Database Project Manager):
Gender & Work Database
4700 Keele St.
Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, only applications by email are currently being processed.
Keep a copy for your own records. Please allow a few weeks for your application to be processed.
Once your application for access is approved, you will receive notification with a login and password. Please also note as per the agreement that if you contravene the terms of access, your account will be rescinded.
I (or my institution/organization) do NOT already have access, but meet the criteria. What do I do?
If you meet the general criteria, i.e. you are a member of an educational institution or a non-profit community group, and intend to use the data for non commercial research and/or teaching purposes ONLY, then you may apply for access using the GWD application form. The GWD is required to notify Statistics Canada of any new organizations.
HOW DO I CITE THE GWD?
If you reference the GWD content and/or data in your research, you must cite it.
1. Citing data tables:
Table title and number. Gender and Work Database, York University. http://www.genderwork.ca/gwd, date of access. Data from Survey Title, Date.
Form of Employment by sex, Canada and provinces, 2006-2008 (PE LFS P-11 2008). Gender and Work Database, York University. http://www.genderwork.ca/gwd, accessed September 2, 2014. Data from Labour Force Survey, 2008.
2. Citing conceptual guides:
Authors. Conceptual guide title. Module, Gender and Work Database, York University. http://www.genderwork.ca/gwd, date of access.
Armstrong, Pat, Kate Laxer, and Hugh Armstrong. Conceptual Guide to the Health Care Module: Conceptualizing Health Care Work. Health Care Module, Gender and Work Database, York University. http://www.genderwork.ca/gwd, accessed September 2, 2014.
3. Citing the module generally:
Authors. Module title. Gender and Work Database, York University. http://www.genderwork.ca/gwd, date of access.
Cranford, Cynthia and Leah F. Vosko. Precarious Employment Module. Gender and Work Database, York University. http://www.genderwork.ca/gwd, accessed September 2, 2014.