Welcome to the 2021 Census

Thank you to all Canadians who already completed the 2021 Census.

If you received a reminder and already completed your census questionnaire, please disregard it and accept our thanks.

Let's all keep working together to create Canada's statistical portrait!

Complete your census questionnaire online today. It's safe, quick and easy.

Before you start your questionnaire, please read the following frequently asked questions:

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Alternate formats for the census questionnaire

For any other questions or to view video explainers about the 2021 Census, please visit Frequently asked questions.

Message from the Chief Statistician of Canada

Thank you for taking a few minutes to participate in the 2021 Census. The information you provide is converted into statistics used by communities, businesses and governments to plan services and make informed decisions about employment, education, health care, market development and more.

Your answers are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act and kept strictly confidential. By law, every household must complete a 2021 Census of Population questionnaire. Farm operators must also complete a Census of Agriculture questionnaire.

Statistics Canada makes use of existing sources of information such as immigration, income tax and benefits data to ensure the least amount of burden is placed on households.

The information that you provide may be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes or may be combined with other survey or administrative data sources.

Make sure you count yourself into Canada's statistical portrait, and complete your census questionnaire today.

Thank you,

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

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

Alternate formats for the census questionnaire

Alternate formats for the census questionnaire

Learn more about what help is offered to people who are blind or have vision loss, who are deaf or have hearing loss, and who have reading difficulties.

Census information in many languages

Census information in many languages

View useful materials translated in 25 non-official languages, including the census questions and reasons why they are asked.

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 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!

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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