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Find the most recent updates here, as well as FAQs and information for students, faculty and staff.

RDC News: August 2020

New RDC safety protocols, hours changes for August, and a new data set.

Jul 23, 2020

REMINDER: RDC reopening protocols

Thank you to all of our researchers for making our reopening protocol work so well! We appreciate your cooperation.

A reminder that to ensure physical distancing we are using an online booking system to manage researcher appointments for set time slots. A brief user guide on how to use this system can be downloaded HERE.  Please visit and hit ‘Register’ on the bottom right to create an account and make your bookings.


REMINDER - masks required!

A reminder that wearing a mask while in the RDC will be mandatory. We appreciate your cooperation, for our safety and yours.


Upcoming hours changes

Please note the upcoming changes to the usual centre operating hours this month: CLOSED for the civic holiday, Monday August 3rd


Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering on-demand Saturday hours.  We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested - this will be done through the same online booking system as mentioned above (at

Offered dates for Saturday hours this month are:

  • Saturday, Aug. 8th - 12pm to 4pm


New data sets at the RDC: 

LFS (Labour Force Survey) COVID 19 supplement

The Labour Force Survey provides estimates of employment and unemployment which are among the most timely and important measures of performance of the Canadian economy.

The LFS has produced new supplementary COVID-19 files now available for download and can be accessed by researchers with approved projects. The LFS Supplement on the Labour Market Impacts of COVID-19 was conducted by Statistics Canada in April and May 2020 to help assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Canadian labour market.

The data is available in SAS format only. For any LFS related questions please contact your RDC analyst.