Every five years, Canadians are invited to participate in the census to help paint a portrait of Canada's diverse population and the places where we live. The Census of Population provides high-quality information on key socioeconomic trends and analysis that helps Canadians make important decisions that affect our families, our neighborhoods, and our businesses. It collects information on the demographic, social and economic situation of people across Canada, as well as on the dwellings they live in.
The information you provide ensures that the 2021 Census of Population accurately reflects Canada's changing society. Your responses are vital to your community for planning services that support employment, schools, public transportation and hospitals.
The next Census of Population will take place in May 2021. Census Day is May 11, 2021.