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As of February 1, 2012, information published by Statistics Canada is automatically covered by the Open License with the exception of Statistics Canada's postal products and Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs).
This licence agreement allows you to use Statistics Canada information without restrictions on sharing and redistribution, for commercial and non-commercial purposes. You must always acknowledge Statistics Canada as the source of the information and adhere to the conditions of the Statistics Canada Open Licence.
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The use of PUMFs is governed by the Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) License signed by the University of Saskatchewan and Statistics Canada. The Postal Code Conversion File (PCCF / PCCF+) is subject to an additional license that users must sign in-person at the University Library.
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