Below you’ll find all of CIRA’s resource publications, including white papers, factsheets and other in-depth reports, arranged by newest publication first.

CIRA's strategic plans, corporate plans and annual reports are also easily accessible in our Corporate Reports section.


The gap between us: Perspectives on building a better online Canada captures the experiences, opinions and proposed solutions of 70 grassroots organizations across Canada working to make the internet better for Canadians. These organizations, working on the frontlines of Canada’s internet, share a narrative of haves and have nots, including Canadians who lack the ability to get online or the skills to do so safely and effectively, as well as the organizations who serve them. Gaps and solutions are highlighted in internet infrastructure, access, digital literacy and funding.

We launched the first CIRA Canadian Internet Security Survey in late 2017, and are pleased to publish the results in this report. 

Canada’s Internet Factbook includes CIRA’s annual research and digs into Canada’s internet including infrastructure, access, online shopping and cybersecurity.

The sixth annual CIRA Factbook tracks global and domestic trends in Internet growth and use.

Executive Summary

In its latest report in a series about the state of the Canadian internet, the CIRA investigates the growing importance of e-commerce to Canadian retailers. CIRA's research looked at online purchasing behaviours of both internet users and small business owners.

The not-for-profit and charitable sector in Canada plays an important role in the lives of Canadians. According to Imagine Canada, the sector contributes 8.1 per cent of Canada’s overall GDP and employs two million Canadians. Not-for-profits provide essential services in many sectors, including in healthcare, education, environmental monitoring and digital inclusion.

The 2015 Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) drew more than 100 participants to discuss global Internet governance issues. The event was built around the theme 2015: A year of change for Internet governance. Read the full report to learn more.

This DNSSEC Practice Statement (“DPS”) is a statement of security practices and provisions made by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). These practices and provisions are applied in conjunction with DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the Canadian country-code Top Level Domain (ccTLD), .CA.