GC Enterprise Data Reference Standards

The Government of Canada data reference standards are a key priority within the 2023–2026 Data Strategy for the Federal Public Service. The reference standards below are mandatory for departments and agencies subject to the Policy on Service and Digital. Reference these data standards when designing a new system or dataset to create reliable, high-quality data.

Inventory table of GC enterprise data reference standards
Title Description Effective date Data reference standard stewards Machine-readable formats (available on Open Government)
Data reference standard on Canadian provinces and territories This reference standard is intended to standardize the way Canadian provinces and territories are described in datasets. 2023-10-02
  • Statistics Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada

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