2021 Census soundtrack

As Canada’s statistical portrait, the census is a reflection of who we are and what makes us Canadian. Listen to our Spotify and YouTube playlists while you complete your 2021 Census questionnaire to experience the different facets of Canadian culture through the sounds of our celebrated musical talent. If these songs aren’t already among your favourite tracks, we hope that you have the opportunity to discover something new as you fill out your questionnaire online in May.

Get comfortable, press play, and let’s experience Canada’s musical talent together.

For more information on the 2021 Census, please visit www.census.gc.ca.

Spark & soul

Modern pop, electronic and soul infusions from Canada’s chart-toppers.

Spark & soul: Listen on Spotify Spark & soul: Listen on YouTube

Studio sessions

Explore Canada’s latest up-and-coming alternative and folk talent.

Studio sessions: Listen on Spotify Studio sessions: Listen on YouTube

Friday night kitchen party

Turn it all the way up with Canada’s current country favourites.

Friday night kitchen party: Listen on Spotify Friday night kitchen party: Listen on YouTube

Front row freedom

No concert? No problem. Jam out to Canada’s best rock hits from the 2000’s-onward.

Front row freedom: Listen on Spotify Front row freedom: Listen on YouTube

Take the long way home

Take the trip down memory lane with highlights from Canada’s 1990’s and 2000’s celebrated artists.

Take the long way home: Listen on Spotify Take the long way home: Listen on YouTube

True North rap

Hard hitting bars from coast to coast, this is Canadian rap and hip-hop.

True North rap: Listen on Spotify

Golden age

Legendary Canadian rock classics you’ll be sure to recognize.

Golden age: Listen on Spotify Golden age: Listen on YouTube

Francophone pride

Celebrated tracks from some of Canada’s biggest French names.

Francophone pride: Listen on Spotify Francophone pride: Listen on YouTube

Contemporary Francophone

Rising French-Canadian artists you’ll want to keep an eye on.

Contemporary Francophone: Listen on Spotify Contemporary Francophone: Listen on YouTube

Voices of the North

A celebration of the sounds produced by Indigenous artists.

Voices of the North: Listen on Spotify Voices of the North: Listen on YouTube

Spotlight: Contemporary Indigenous

Bringing together the best of Canada’s fastest-rising Indigenous talent.

Spotlight: Contemporary Indigenous: Listen on Spotify Spotlight: Contemporary Indigenous: Listen on YouTube

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