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DataBC – Data Request
DataBC is interested in helping you obtain the data you need. Before submitting a data request:
Have you tried searching the
B.C. Data Catalogue
Have you tried searching in other online tools? e.g.,
If you are a student or a researcher, have you consulted with your institution's data librarian office? e.g.,
UBC Library Data Services
Have you tried searching for the information using the exploration tools available in the B.C. Data Catalogue, e.g.,
MSP Blue Book
? Sometimes specific information may be found in a larger dataset and in existing data records in the Catalogue.
If you have a question about a specific dataset in the B.C. Data Catalogue, have you tried contacting the point of contact identified in the dataset's catalogue record? Every dataset in the catalogue provides a contact person who can help answer questions about the data they are responsible for.
Please ensure your data request has enough detail to allow us to interpret and process effectively. We cannot guarantee a response to requests lacking sufficient information.
We do not respond to requests for personal information. e.g., vital statistics or Medical Services Plan. Please contact the relevant agency directly.
We do not respond to Freedom of Information requests. Please see
for information about submitting these types of requests.
to submit general government enquiries.
B.C. Crown Corporation
Federal, Provincial, or Local Government
First Nations Government
Private Sector Business
Please describe your data request
Any personal information that is collected for the purpose of for the purpose of assessing and responding to your enquiry is authorized by Sections 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Questions about the collection and use of this information can be directed to the Director, Privacy and Legislation, Data Systems and Services Branch, at
or or PO Box 9864 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9T5.
By checking this box, I hereby give consent to the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and its service providers to store the information I enter into this form for the purpose of assessing and responding to your enquiry. I understand that this may result in the disclosure of my information outside of Canada. This consent is effective as of today’s date.
Yes I consent
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