2021 Census dissemination planning
Release plans

Release date: May 12, 2021

Release schedule

Major releases

There will be seven major 'themed' release dates for the dissemination of data from the 2021 Census of Population. Each major release of data by theme will be highlighted in The Daily, Statistics Canada's official release bulletin, and each major release will offer data, analytical, and reference products for our users to access and consume.

By theme

Major releases by theme

Note: This list is compiled for planning purposes only. Release dates may change. The list may also be updated periodically online.

February 9, 2022
  • Canada's growing population and where they are living
April 27, 2022
  • Canada's shifting demographic profile
July 13, 2022
  • Portrait of Canada's families and households
  • Contemporary portrait of Canadian Veterans
  • Income profile of Canadians
August 17, 2022
  • Linguistic diversity and use of English and French in Canada
September 21, 2022
  • First Nations people, Métis and Inuit in Canada
  • Canada's housing portrait
October 26, 2022
  • Portrait of citizenship and immigration in Canada
  • Ethnocultural and religious composition of the population
  • Mobility and migration
November 30, 2022
  • Education in Canada
  • The changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force and how people get to work
  • Instruction in the official minority language
By topic

Major releases by topic

Note: This list is compiled for planning purposes only. Release dates may change. The list may also be updated periodically online.

February 9, 2022
  • Population and dwelling counts
April 27, 2022
  • Age
  • Sex at birth and gender
  • Type of dwelling
July 13, 2022
  • Families, households, and marital status
  • Canadian military experience
  • Income
August 17, 2022
  • Language
September 21, 2022
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Housing
October 26, 2022
  • Immigration, place of birth, and citizenship
  • Ethnocultural and religious diversity
  • Mobility and migration
November 30, 2022
  • Education
  • Labour
  • Language of work
  • Commuting
  • Instruction in the official minority language

Additional releases

Following the completion of the seven major releases, there will be further releases (dates to be determined). These releases will highlight additional themes and key findings in the data, and will offer more data tables, updates to data products, and analysis for selected data.

Continuing to add value to our products

As we move through the dissemination of data from the 2021 Census of Population, we will continually add new features to our products that will benefit data users and their experience in working with the data.

The 2016 Census product line saw web data services added to our most popular product, the Census Profile. In addition to that, we also added rates and charts features to the Profile, adding to the user experience. For products in the 2021 Census of Population line-up, we will be including more value-added features and tools for our users to benefit from when accessing our data products.

Get in touch

If you would like to get in touch about our release plans, please email us at 2021 Census consultation.

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