The 2026 Census of Population content consultation is underway

January 9, 2023

OTTAWA —Statistics Canada is pleased to announce that the 2026 Census of Population content consultation is underway.

Thanks to the commitment and cooperation of all Canadians, the 2021 Census was a great success. Canadians now have the opportunity to provide valuable information on their census data needs and help in the success of the next Census cycle. Participants can give examples of how they use data and provide information about data sources that could supplement or replace existing census information. They can also suggest content changes or additions for the 2026 Census of Population and comment on the relevance of the current census content.

Statistics Canada is seeking feedback on census content from representatives in federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments; First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders, communities and organizations; academia; non-governmental organizations; private businesses; and other census data users.

Invitations to participate have been sent by email to individuals and organizations that are known census data users. Statistics Canada has also reached out to data users through its website, social media accounts and regional offices. Completing the questionnaire online is quick, easy and secure.

For more information about the 2026 Census of Population content consultation or to access the online questionnaire, please visit the 2026 Census of Population Content Consultation web page.

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

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