About the Agency
The Newfoundland & Labrador
Statistics Agency is the central point within Government for the collection,
management and distribution of economic, social, demographic and fiscal data
relating to Newfoundland and Labrador. The Agency is governed by
legislation introduced in 1977.
The Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency is the official Statistical
Focal Point for
Statistics Canada. The Agency acts as our Government's
official representative on statistical issues and communicates the needs of the Province
to Statistics Canada through participation in regular federal-provincial-territorial meetings.
To plan, develop and promote economic, social, demographic and financial statistics relevant to Newfoundland and Labrador;
To collect, analyze and publish statistics relating to the activities and conditions of Newfoundland and Labrador and its population;
To collaborate with and assist Government departments in the collection, analysis and publication of statistical information;
To establish and promote appropriate standards and procedures for the collection and analysis of statistics within Government departments;
To develop reliable and timely data required for evidence-based policy analysis;
To provide for the continuing and effective representation of provincial statistical interests within the national statistical system.
We maintain seven programs designed to fulfill our mandate:
Statistics Agency Act