Skip to main content

APA: Statistics

APA

General Format - 6th edition

Statistics Canada. (year). Title of article or table or graph. (format type). Title of larger database. (database). Place: Publisher or Producer (if other than  
              Stats Canada. Retrieved from database URL.)

If the content you are citing is likely to change (e.g. wikis), you should include the date it was retrieved, i.e. Retrieved March 10, 2008, from, URL etc.

Note:The APA Manual gives little description on how to cite statistics and data.

How to Guides

For further examples, see this great guide from SFU Library:

Statistics Canada Examples

Statistics-  double space references


Statistics Canada Print

Statistics Canada.  (2003).  Child and spousal support:  Maintenance enforcement survey statistics.

        Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 85-228-XIE.  Ottawa, ON:  Author.

Citations in Text: (Statistics Canada, 2003, p. 12)

Statistics Canada Online

Statistics Canada.  (2003).  Child and spousal support:  Maintenance enforcement survey statistics.

           Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 85-228-XIE.  Retrieved from http://www.statcan.gc.ca

           /pub/85-228-x/85-228-x2003000-eng.pdf.

Citations in Text: (Statistics Canada, 2003, p. 12)

Juristat Print

Li, G. (2006). Homicide in Canada, 2006. Juristat, 27(8).  Statistics Canada Catalogue no.

 85-002-XPE.  Ottawa, ON:  Statistics Canada.

Citations in Text: (Li, 2006, p. 34)

Juristat Online

Li, G. (2006). Homicide in Canada, 2006. Juristat, 27(8). Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 85-002-XIE. Retrieved from

        http://www.statcan.ca/english/freepub/85-002-XIE/85-002-XIE2007008.pdf

Citations in Text: (Li, 2006, p. 10)

Citing an Article from a
Publication in CANSIM

Statistics Canada. 2005. "Solid waste in Canada." Human Activity and the Environment Annual Statistics 2005. 

            Using CANSIM (distributor). Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 16-201-XIE. Ottawa, Ontario. p. 8-33.

            Retrieved from http://estat.statcan.ca/content/HAE/pdf/English/2005.pdf

Citations in Text: (Statistics Canada, 2005, p. 10)