The 2021 Census

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 neighbourhoods and our businesses.

The Census of Agriculture is conducted at the same time and collects information about every agricultural operation in Canada.

The next Census of Population and Census of Agriculture will take place in May 2021. Census Day is May 11, 2021.

Complete your census questionnaire online today. It’s safe, quick and easy at:


For any other questions or to view video explainers about the 2021 Census, please visit Frequently asked questions.


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