Research and statistics

Find statistics and research reports about Indigenous and Northern issues conducted or supported by Indigenous Services Canada.

Services and information

First Nations profiles

Learn more about individual First Nations communities across Canada.

The Community Well-Being Index

The Community Well-Being (CWB) index measures socio-economic well-being for communities across Canada over time. It has 4 components: education, labour force activity, income and housing.

Surveys on Indigenous peoples

Surveys on First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations living on- and off-reserve and in Northern communities.


Demographic and socio-economic statistics on Indigenous peoples and Northerners.


Research on Indigenous and Northern issues.

Application of the United Nations Human Development Index to Registered Indians in Canada, 2006–2016

The index is a framework for examining countries’ progress on 3 things: a long, healthy life, knowledge and standard of living.

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