Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021
Private dwelling occupied by foreign residents and/or by temporarily present persons

Release date: November 17, 2021Updated on: April 27, 2022


Refers to a private dwelling occupied solely by foreign residents and/or by temporarily present persons on May 11, 2021. A temporarily present person of a dwelling is a person who resides there on May 11, 2021, but has a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. A foreign resident is a person whose usual place of residence is outside Canada. These dwellings are classified into regular dwellings and occupied marginal dwellings.

Statistical unit(s)


Reported in

2021, 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981 and 1976.Footnote 1

Reported for

Not applicable

Question number(s)

Not applicable


Not applicable


For more information on the dwelling population of interest, refer to the Type of Dwelling Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98‑500‑X.


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