Census Program

The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years. The Census Program includes the Census of Population and the Census of Agriculture.


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Next major 2021 Census release
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  • November 17, 2021
    • Geography
    • 2021 Census Dictionary
    • Guide to the Census of Population

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The 2016 Census of Population Program information holdings include data, analytical, reference and geography products. Data visualizations help users understand key information derived from the data.

Data products

Statistical information including tabulations, profiles, microdata and data visualizations.

Analytical products

An analytical perspective on Census of Population Program topics.

Reference materials

Supporting documentation to assist users with understanding and interpreting Census of Population Program information.


Geographical information that will assist with interpreting Census of Population Program information.

Data visualization

A collection of charts, infographics, videos and thematic maps providing 2016 Census highlights in a visual context.

Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture provides a statistical portrait of Canada's agriculture industry and its farm operators and families.


The 2016 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

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Census communications

A collection of materials documenting milestones on the road to the 2021 Census. Also, discover the census engagement content including the census history, the Census game and the Small Business Hub.

Previous censuses

Access data products, analytical products and reference materials from 2011, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.

Custom services

Learn about custom data and geography services that allow for products and services to be tailored to more demanding and complex requests.


Retrieve Census Profile and key indicator data using our 2016 Census web data services.

Census consultation

Data users and interested parties across Canada are asked for their views on the type and extent of information they believe should be available from the census.

Accessing my Census information

Access to proof of age, length of residence in Canada, citizenship or Aboriginal identity through the Census Pension Searches Program.

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