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CIHI Language Codes  Core

This CIHI standard language code pick-list is a subset of the current ISO 639-3 standard. It includes unique language codes that are relevant to Canada.

This list can be used to assist in coding Primary Language in the Home Care Reporting System (HCRS), Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) and Integrated interRAI Reporting System (IRRS; interRAI HC, interRAI LTCF, interRAI ChYMH).

Note that the CIHI Language Codes, v2.0 is the most up to date version.

Available Reports

CIHI Language Codes v2.0
Language Media Type Price A/B Details Action
English Electronic Free View Restricted
French Electronic Free View Restricted

CIHI Language Codes, 2018-2019
Language Media Type Price A/B Details Action
English Electronic Free View Restricted
French Electronic Free View Restricted


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No. Regardless of the language in which the publication itself is available, the series screen provides a general description of the publications in that series and, for each edition, gives you the option of choosing the language and the media type (for example, paper or PDF) of the publication that you want. CIHI often publishes reports in both English and French, though there is sometimes a delay between the publication of the English version and the availablility of the French version. The series information will always be available in both English and French, even if the report itself is only available in one language.

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