The APA Publication Manual, 6th edition does not cover Canadian government publications. It does include some examples from American government sources ( pp. 205-206 and 216-224). The following examples are the Douglas College Library's interpretations of APA for Canadian Government material.
Begin with the government body issuing the document. If the name of the country/province forms part of the government body name, the country or province at the beginning may be omitted.
Corporate Author. (Year of Publication). Title of document: Subtitle of
document. (Report No. if Provided). Place of publication: Department.
Statistics Canada. Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division. (2006). Women in
Canada, 2005: A gender-based statistical report. (Catalogue no.
89-503-XIE). Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada.
(Statistics Canada, 2006)
Statistics Canada. (2006). Canada’s ethnocultural mosaic, 2006 census:
Findings. (Catalogue no. 97-562-XWE2006001). Retrieved from
(Statistics Canada, 2006)
Statistics Canada. (2011). CANSIM Table 111-0012, family characteristics, by
family type, age of older adult, and family income. Retrieved from
(Statistics Canada, 2011)
Statistics Canada. (2008, May 13).
The Daily. Retrieved from
(Statistics Canada, 2008)
Coote, D. R., & Gregorich, L. R. (2000). The health of our water: Toward
sustainable agriculture in Canada (Catalogue no. A15-2020/2000E).
Ottawa, ON: Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
(Coote and Gregorich, 2000)
Plant, P. G. (2007). Access and excellence: The campus 2020 plan for British
Columbia’s post-secondary education system (Report No.
C2007-960088-3). Retrieved from the British Columbia Ministry of
Advanced Education and Labour Market Development website:
For reports retrieved online, identify the publisher as part of the retrieval statement unless the publisher has been identified as the author: Retrieved from Agency name website: (Publication manual, 2010, p. 205)
Canada. Department of Finance. (2012). Economic and fiscal implications
of Canada’s aging population. (Catalogue no. F2-217/2012E-PDF).
Retrieved from http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_
(Canada. Department of Finance, 2012)
Health Canada. (2012). The nutrition facts table. Retrieved from
(Health Canada, 2012)
British Columbia. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. Office of the
Provincial Health Officer. (2007). Pathways to health and healing:
2nd report on the health and well-being of aboriginal people in British
Columbia. Provincial health officer’s annual report 2007. Retrieved from
(British Columbia. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, 2007)
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. (2005). British
Columbia pandemic influenza preparedness plan: Guidelines for
planning, response and recovery. Retrieved from
(British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 2005)
Coquitlam. Planning and Development Department. (2013). Citywide official
community plan. Retrieved from http://www.coquitlam.ca/planning-and-
(Coquitlam. Planning and Development Department, 2013)
Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Finance.
(2011). Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving in Canada. Report of the
Standing Committee on Finance, 41st Parliament, 1st Session. Retrieved
(Canada. Parliament, 2011)
Barnett, D. (2013, Mar. 6). “Volunteer firefighters in Cariboo area.” British
Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Debates of the Legislative Assembly
(Hansard). 39th Parliament, 5th Session. Retrieved from