Frequently asked questions

General information

What is the census? How is it important? How are the census questions determined? Find out the answer to these questions and more.

Who should be included in the census?

Find additional information to help you determine who should be included and who should not be included on your census questionnaire.

The online census questionnaire

Find out the answers to your questions regarding the completion or submission of your online census questionnaire.

COVID-19 and the 2021 Census

How has COVID-19 impacted planning for the 2021 Census? How will COVID-19 affect the way Canadians answer census questions? Find out the answer to these questions and more.

Security and privacy

Why do I have to answer personal questions on the census questionnaire? How is confidentiality ensured when the census questionnaire is completed online? Find out the answer to these questions and more.

Accessibility, alternate formats and non-official languages

Is the online questionnaire accessible? Is the 2021 Census questionnaire available in alternate formats? What help is available for people who do not understand English or French? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

2021 Census jobs

How many hours of work per week will I be guaranteed? Why do you need my fingerprints and to perform a credit check? Find out the answer to these questions and more.

Online job application

Find out the answer to your questions regarding the online recruitment application's requirements and accessibility, or regarding the completion or submission of your online job application form.

Collectives enumeration

How are collective dwellings enumerated? Do residents of a collective dwellings need to complete a census questionnaire? Find out the answer to these questions and more.

Census of Agriculture

Who needs to complete a Census of Agriculture questionnaire? How does the Census of Agriculture benefit farm operators? Find out the answer to these questions and more.

Census explainer videos

Watch these fun videos to find out the answers to your questions about the 2021 Census!

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