Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Census farm

Release date: May 3, 2017


Refers to a farm, ranch or other agricultural operation that produces at least one of the following products intended for sale: crops, livestock, poultry, animal products, greenhouse or nursery products, Christmas trees, mushrooms, sod, honey or bees, and maple syrup products. Also included are feedlots, greenhouses, mushroom houses and nurseries; farms producing Christmas trees, fur, game (animals and birds), sod, maple syrup, or fruit and berries; beekeeping and poultry hatchery operations; operations with alternative livestock (bison, deer, elk, llamas, alpacas, wild boars, etc.) or alternative poultry (ostriches, emus, etc.), when the animal or derived products are intended for sale; backyard gardens if agricultural products are intended for sale; and operations involved in boarding horses, riding stables, and stables for housing or training horses, even if no agricultural products are sold. Sales in the previous 12 months are not required, but there must be the intention to sell.

Note: For Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories only, the definition also includes operations involved in the following:

Statistical unit(s)

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Reported in

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001,Note 1 1996,Note 2 1991,Note 3 1986,Note 4 1981,Note 4 1976,Note 5 1971,Note 6 1966,Note 6 1961,Note 6 1956,Note 7 1951,Note 7 1941,Note 8 1931,Note 8 1921Note 9

Reported for

All farms

Question number(s)

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