Open Data

The Government of Prince Edward Island is committed to providing citizens with access to any data that is produced by a provincial government department or agency. Data collected on various subjects platforms is consolidated in one place and presented online in a user-friendly format. Please click the button below to access Government of Prince Edward Island Open Data.

What is Open Data?

Open Data is defined as structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used and built on without restrictions.

The Open Definition provides a more detailed definition of Open Data. To summarize the most important points:

Availability and Access: The data must be available as a whole and at no more than a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably by downloading over the internet. The data must also be available in a convenient and modifiable form.
Re-use and Redistribution: The data must be provided under terms that permit reuse and redistribution including the intermixing with other datasets.
Universal Participation: Everyone must be able to use, reuse and redistribute. There should be no discrimination against fields of endeavour or against persons or groups. For example, 'non-commercial' restrictions that would prevent 'commercial' use, or restrictions of use for certain purposes (e.g. only in education), are not allowed.

The Government of PEI Principles have been adopted from the Government of Canada’s Open Data Principles.

Are there rules or restrictions to using open data?

You may copy, modify, publish, translate, adapt, distribute or otherwise use the information in any medium, mode or format for any lawful purpose. Information is to be used in accordance with the terms of the Open Government Licence.

How is the data presented?

The Government of PEI is following the Government of Canada’s standard to publish data in an open format and provide easy, reliable access to it.  Open Data Standards provides more information on the data formats. 

For Open Data inquiries, contact


General Inquiries

Department of Finance
2nd Floor South, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4040
Fax: (902) 368-6575