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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Services and information
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.
Statistical information including tabulations, profiles, microdata and data visualizations.
An analytical perspective on Census of Population Program topics.
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.
A collection of charts, infographics, videos and thematic maps providing 2016 Census highlights in a visual context.
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.
Related census links
Access information about the search for a new approach to census-taking.
Access data products, analytical products and reference materials from 2011, 2006, 2001 and 1996 censuses.
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.
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.