Governments at all levels can be great sources of useful data and analysis, and in many cases they provide the information you need for free at their websites. We've provided a brief list of some key sites below. As always, if you don't find what you need, please contact the Business Librarian or use our Ask A Librarian email/chat/phone services.
- Bank of Canada
- British Columbia Government
Links to ministries, publications, agencies, and more. Sample: Ministry of Finance.
- Canada Revenue Agency
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Finance Canada
Information about Departmental services and publications, as well as links to other governmental and commercial sites.
- Global Affairs Canada (formerly: DFAIT)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Excellent site with links to information about companies, markets, licensable technologies, and much more.
- Library and Archives Canada
- Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
- Policy Horizons Canada (formerly the Policy Research Initiative)
Where is Canada and the world headed? What are the important public policy issues affecting Canada in the coming years? The next time you have a paper to research, a class to prepare, or you simply "want to know", check out the Policy Horizons Canada site. With hundreds of links, this Government of Canada site plugs you into the research findings of governments, think tanks, academics and others on economic and social issues like health care, the environment and the technology revolution.
- Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Documents, including federal government estimates, reports, and policies.
- GPO - Catalogue of US Government Publications
A well-organized list of U.S. government sites by topic.
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics
Key source for US economic and occupational information.
- US Census Bureau
Get current industrial and demographic reports, economic census data, foreign trade analysis, and much more.
- US Department of Commerce
A good starting place for information about US government business policies and programs as well as links to related agencies. Also see their Bureau of Economic Analysis.
- US Department of the Treasury
- International Labour Organization
- International Monetary Fund
- OECD (SFU researchers also have access to many OECD publications via OECD iLibrary)
- Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
- United Nations (SFU researchers also have access to data from many UN and affiliated agencies via UNSTATS)
- World Bank
- World Trade Organization