The 2012 Vital Statistics Death Database is now available for use by researchers at the Atlantic Research Data Centre (ARDC). This is an administrative survey that collects demographic and medical (cause of death) information annually from all provincial and territorial vital statistics registries on all deaths in Canada. Prior to 2010, some data were also collected on Canadian residents who die in some American states. Starting with the reference year 2010, Canadian residents who die in American states are no longer collected. The data are used to calculate basic indicators (such as counts and rates) on deaths of residents of Canada. Information from this database is also used in the calculation of statistics, such as cause-specific death rates and life expectancy.
For more information on The Vital Statistics– Death Database: www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p2SV.pl?Function=getSurvey&SDDS=3233
For more information on the ARDC and application procedures: