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RDC News: September 2019

September holiday hours changes, Saturday hours on-demand, and profiling a new data set.

Aug 27, 2019

September Hours Changes

This month we will have the following changes to our usual operating hours:

  • CLOSED all day on Monday September 2nd for Labour Day


Saturday Hours - On Demand

This month we will be offering some on-demand Saturday hours.  Please let the Analysts know if you wish to work in the RDC on any of the following Saturdays. We will be open on an 'appointment' basis, only if requested. Please email Anna at, or write your name on the sign-up sheet by the front door in the RDC. (Please sign up by the preceding Thursday.)

Offered dates for Saturday hours are:

  • Saturday, September 14th - 12pm to 4pm


New data sets at the RDC: 

Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) - now with T4 data

The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) combines linked administrative immigration and tax data files. It is a comprehensive source of data on the socio-economic outcomes of the immigrant tax filer population in Canada. The IMDB has been updated and now includes information from T4 taxfiles.

The database is managed by Statistics Canada on behalf of a federal-provincial consortium led by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The IMDB provides detailed and reliable information on the labour market behaviour of different categories of immigrants over a period that is long enough to assess the impact of characteristics at admission, such as education and knowledge of French or English. The database also provides information on pre-admission work or study experience in Canada, provincial mobility and family composition.

More information on this data set can be found HERE

The McMaster RDC is now accepting proposals for work with this data. For information on the application process, please visit