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Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) - 2015 and IMDB - LSIC Linkage Keys

The Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) - 2015 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.

The database is managed by Statistics Canada on behalf of a federal-provincial consortium led by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

In addition, the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) linked to the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) linkage Keys is now available in the Research Data Centres across Canada. Researchers do need to request access to:

  • IMDB-LSIC linkage keys;
  • IMDB; and
  • LSIC

Access is granted separately for IMDB and IMDB-LSIC.

For any IMDB related questions please contact the Survey Focal Point Dong Shen (qrdc@queensu.ca). All other inquiries can be sent to our generic email address STATCAN.de-mad-rdcdata.STATCAN@canada.ca.