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The collection phase of the 2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture is now complete. Thank you for your participation!

Video - 2021 Census: Thank you, Canada!

Video - 2021 Census: Thank you, Canada!

Canada, thank you for participating in the 2021 Census.

A message to all Canadians from the Chief Statistician of Canada

The collection phase of the 2021 Census of Population is now complete.

Thanks to the commitment and cooperation of all Canadians, the 2021 Census was a great success. Despite the pandemic, Canadians exceeded the achievements of the previous census.

The participation of Canadians from coast to coast to coast was simply outstanding. This enabled us to achieve an overall collection response rate of 98.0% and an online response rate of 84.1%. This represents a new record for online response. Because of Canadians' contributions, Statistics Canada will be able to provide high-quality data to all levels of government, as well as businesses, researchers, non-governmental organizations and individual Canadians to make informed decisions that they can trust. Information from the 2021 Census will be particularly crucial to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and better plan for the future.

Now that the 2021 Census cycle is complete, the Agency is moving to implement the census data release plan. Statistics Canada is proud to present "Your census, your stories: Canada's portrait". The first major census release, for population and dwelling counts, is planned for February 9, 2022. The full data release schedule is available on the 2021 Census dissemination planning webpage.

Once again, thank you Canada for making the 2021 Census a resounding success!

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

Census spotlight

Census of Population

Census of Population

Find Census of Population data, analytical products and reference materials.

Census of Agriculture

Census of Agriculture

Find Census of Agriculture data, analytical products and reference materials.

2021 Census dissemination planning

2021 Census dissemination planning

Learn about our planning and progress on the dissemination of 2021 Census of Population and Census of Agriculture products and services.

About the census

About the census

Learn more about how and why the census was conducted, and how it was adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Engagement resources

Engagement resources

Learn how you can help your community by supporting the 2021 Census. Find tools and resources for educators, businesses, community supporters, influencers and more!

Fighting misinformation

Fighting misinformation

Have you seen or heard something about the 2021 Census that doesn't sound right or that raises concerns? Let's get the facts straight!

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