Welcome to the 2021 Census

The next Census of Population will take place in May 2021. Census information is used to make informed decisions about your community, province or territory, and the country as a whole.

Are you interested in a job that counts? Do you want to be part of a great undertaking? Join our 2021 Census team and make a lasting contribution to Canada and its people!

Apply now!

My census story

Calling all secondary and postsecondary students! We want to know how you use statistical or census data to better understand your community and country, and why you think every Canadian household should participate in the 2021 Census.

Share your unique perspective by taking part in the My census story (opens in new browser window) contest.

Census safety

Security and privacy

Security and privacy

Find more information on how Statistics Canada protects your confidentiality, security and privacy.

COVID-19 and the 2021 Census

COVID-19 and the 2021 Census

Find out the answers to your questions about the census in the context of COVID-19.

Video: How has COVID-19 affected the census?

Video: How has COVID-19 affected the census?

Learn how Statistics Canada has adapted to the new reality of COVID-19.

Census spotlight

Census jobs

Census jobs

Be part of a great undertaking—join our 2021 Census team!

Resources for census supporters

Resources for census supporters

Learn how you can help your community by supporting the 2021 Census. Spread the word!

Fighting misinformation

Fighting misinformation

Have you seen or heard something about the 2021 Census that doesn't sound right or that raises concerns? Let's get the facts straight!

Census information in many languages

Census information in many languages

View useful materials translated in 25 non-official languages, including 13 Indigenous languages and dialects.

Census explainer videos

Census explainer videos

What is the census? Why is it important? How do I complete my 2021 Census questionnaire? Find out the answer these questions and more!

355 years and counting

355 years and counting

Discover how the 2021 Census compares to the first census conducted in Canada back in 1666.


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