The 2016 censuses have begun

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May 2, 2016

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is pleased to announce that the 2016 Census of Population and the 2016 Census of Agriculture begin today.

Canadians will receive a letter in the mail that includes instructions on how to complete the census questionnaire. Completing the census online is quick, easy and secure.

The Census of Population collects demographic information on every person living in Canada, while the Census of Agriculture collects information about every agricultural operation in Canada. Both are crucial for community planning.

Informed decisions regarding services like education, employment, healthcare and community development are all made based on answers provided in the Census of Population. The Census of Agriculture, meanwhile, identifies trends and provides factual information on emerging issues, opportunities and challenges within the agricultural community.

More information on the 2016 censuses can be found on the census website at

For more information, contact Media Relations at 613-951-4636 or

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