Census explainer videos—What is the census?

Discover the census, the official survey of the population.

What is the census?

Transcript - 2021 Census—What is the census?

What is the census? The census is the official survey of the population.

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It's completed every five years to give a complete picture of Canada's population and the places we live.

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The census collects information on the demographic, social and economic situation of Canadians, and the dwellings they live in.

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The data provides Canadians with high-quality statistical information that matters. So, it's important that all Canadians complete the 2021 Census questionnaire.

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For more information or to complete the 2021 Census questionnaire, visit census.gc.ca. It's safe, quick and easy.

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