Census releases

Explore the latest and upcoming releases for the Census of Population by release status, release date, and release type using the convenient filter options.

2021 Census release plans by theme and topic

Filter releases

Use the filters below to change the focus of your results in the following table.

Clear all filters

Release status

Release date

Latest releases

Add or remove text from the 'Filter items' box to automatically filter the table of results below.

Latest releases
Release date (yyyy-mm-dd) Four digits for the year, two digits for the month, two digits for the day Product
2021-11-17

Boundary files, 2021 Census, First edition

Spatial information product: 92-160-X2021001

Description: Cartographic boundary files portray the geographic areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Boundary files, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 92-160-G2021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the census boundary files. The guide provides an overview of the files, the general methodology used to create them, and important technical information for users.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Correspondence files, 2021 Census

Attribute information products: 92-156-X2021001

Description: Contains unique identifiers for the current census geographic area and the corresponding unique identifier for the previous census geographic area.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Correspondence files, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 92-156-G2021001

Description: This guide describes the content and applications of the product, as well as provides information on data quality, record layouts, and methodology.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Dissemination Geographies Relationship File, 2021 Census

Spatial information product: 982600042021001

Description: The Dissemination Geographies Relationship File is a dataset at the dissemination block level that contains the links to all census geographic areas. This product, used in conjunction with the boundary files, serves to link geographic areas with higher geography levels using the Dissemination Geography Unique Identifiers (DGUIDs).

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Dissemination Geographies Relationship File, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 982600032021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for the users of the 2021 Census Dissemination Geographies Relationship File. The guide provides an overview of the file, the general methodology used to create it, and important technical information for users.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names, 2016-2021

Reference document: 92F0009X2021001

Description: Provides a summary of changes to municipal boundaries, status and names.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Road network files, 2021 Census

Spatial information product: 92-500-X2021001

Description: Road network files are digital representations of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions and address ranges.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Road network files, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 92-500-G2021001

Description: This guide describes the content and applications of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts, and methodology.

Release type: Geography product

Report a problem on this page

Is something not working? Is there information outdated? Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Privacy notice

Date modified: