Open Data makes government data available in machine-readable formats for citizens, private sector organizations and not-for-profit organizations to reuse in innovative ways. It's about letting Canadians explore our data sets to find information that is of value to them.
The Open Data portal now has more than 273,000 data sets from 22 participating organizations, up from 10 at the launch of the portal.
Open Data initiatives foster innovation, job creation and improved community services for Canadians, and help create new business or research opportunities. They also allow citizens to access data to learn about and participate in the Government.
The Government of Canada launched the Open Data Portal: