Confidentiality & Mandate

BC Stats takes confidentiality seriously – it is the only organization in B.C. that can offer the protection of the Statistics Act.

The mandate of BC Stats is to produce high quality data intelligence about British Columbia’s citizens, economy and government.

Operating under the authority of the British Columbia Statistics Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, C. 439, all information provided to BC Stats is kept confidential and used only for statistical purposes. Information that could identify individuals or businesses is not released without their consent.

If you have questions about BC Stat's collection of information as it relates to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) please contact the Provincial Statistician, at 250 216-5848 or by email.