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2021 Census of Population – Deadline end of June

The collection phase of Census 2021 is officially underway, as of Monday May 3. The data collected from the Census of Population is used by non-profits, governments, and businesses alike to make decisions about the future of community social services and infrastructure. May 11 is just the beginning of Non-Response Follow-Up procedures; folks can complete their census up until July.

Request a paper copy:  Under Subject, choose “Other formats and languages”, under Other formats and languages, choose “Paper questionnaire”. Then, follow the instructions under Comments to fill in your details, including name, phone number, and address. Please be sure to fill in every field to receive the most timely and accurate assistance.

FAQs: Accessibility, alternate formats, and non-official languages: frequently asked questions about accessibility, alternate formats for those with vision loss, hard of hearing, or reading difficulties, as well as Census questions and explanations in languages besides English and French. Please see Census information in many languages.

Census jobs: Statistics Canada is Continuing to hire enumerators and crew leaders across the country to help with collection. This is a great opportunity to gain some experience working for the federal government.

FAQs: The online questionnaire: frequently asked questions about how to complete the Census questionnaire in the online portal.

Resources for Educators: this toolkit contains products and resources for teachers to help students understand the importance and benefits of a census.

Census Help Line

If you have additional questions or require assistance to complete your census questionnaire, please contact the Census Help Line to speak to a census operator. You can also contact us at any time via our online form (opens in new browser window), and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Toll-free number: 1-855-340-2021
  • TTY (a telecommunications device for deaf persons): 1-833-830-3109

Please let us know if anyone needs assistance in completing their Census questionnaires!