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About the Agency

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.

Statistical Focal Point

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.

Mandate

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.

Programs

We maintain seven programs designed to fulfill our mandate:

Legislation

     Statistics Agency Act