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Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) – 2018

January 24, 2020

The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) - 2018 is now available for download and can be accessed by researchers with approved projects.

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 taxfiler population in Canada.

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.

For any questions related to accessing this data, please contact your local Research Data Centre.