The 2021 Census is Coming!

Statistics Canada

The 2021 Census is coming!

Starting on May 3, more than 15 million households will receive a secure access code in their mailbox, along with instructions on how to complete their census.

Accurate, reliable data have never been more important than now as Statistics Canada evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and support economic recovery. In addition to informing public policy, census data are vital for planning schools, hospitals, family services, public transportation, as well as for businesses.

Statistics Canada has adapted to ensure that the 2021 Census is conducted throughout the country in the best and safest way possible. Safety remains of paramount concern as they plan for a near-contactless census and encourage as many people as possible to use the online questionnaire.

This information is being provided so that Canadians are aware of the upcoming census and do not see it as a scam.


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