On-line Application Form Instructions

By completing the on-line application form, you can apply for:

  • admission to the Program
  • a partial fee bursary for the Program, if you are a full-time student [the proportion of total fees that will be reimbursed depends on funding]
  • a partial reimbursement of transportation and lodging expenses, if you live outside the Greater Toronto Area


Canadians, landed immigrants and foreign students enrolled at a Canadian university are eligible to participate in the Program. In choosing among applicants we give preference to university, government and NGO researchers, graduate students and data librarians, that are currently working with or have immediate plans to work with quantitative social data, especially Statistics Canada's major surveys. While there is no formal prerequisite, without a good working knowledge of regression you will not be able to benefit from our Program.

Please pay particular attention the sections of the application labelled: Previous Experience as a Data Analyst and Why I Want to Participate in SPIDA.

Financial Support

Limited financial support to help cover transportation and lodging expenses is available to participants who live outside the Greater Toronto Area. Partial fee bursaries are available to subsidize the Program fees of full-time students.


The deadline for applications is Monday, February 22, 2010 and applicants will be notified of the result by March 8, 2010. Late applications will not be accepted.


Payment for Program fees must reach us by March 29, 2010. Cancellations prior to the beginning of the Program will receive a refund of fees, less 10% for processing.

Cheques should be payable to York University, and be sent to:

SPIDA 2010
Institute for Social Research
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3

To pay by credit card, please fax your notice of acceptance and card information to: 416-736-5749; or telephone Betty Tai at 416-736-2100 Ext. 33024 with the card information. We accept only Visa and MasterCard.


SPIDA is funded through the Canadian Initiative on Social Statistics, a joint project of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Statistics Canada.

The partial fee bursaries and subsidies for transportation and lodging expenses are made possible with this funding.

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