2026 Census of Agriculture Content Consultation

Consultation objectives

The purpose of the Census of Agriculture is to provide a comprehensive and integrated profile of the physical, economic, social and environmental aspects of Canada's agriculture industry.

Before each census, Statistics Canada conducts an extensive consultation and qualitative testing process to ensure that census content reflects changes in Canada's agriculture industry and remains relevant for agriculture data users. This content consultation allows data users and interested parties across Canada to share their views on how they use census data and the type of information they believe should be available from the census.

Therefore, Statistics Canada is now starting the public consultation process and seeking for proposals on new or modified Census of Agriculture content that meets the needs of data users while reducing the response burden on farm operators.

How to get involved

This consultation is now closed.

In the fall of 2022, Statistics Canada conducted virtual consultation workshops. The information provided from data users helped Statistics Canada determine the content for the 2026 Census of Agriculture.

Statistics Canada thanks all consultation participants.

Individuals who wished to obtain more information or to take part in a consultation were asked to contact Statistics Canada by sending an email to statcan.ceag-consultationreag-consultation.statcan@statcan.gc.ca.

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of consultation participants. All personal information created, held or collected by the Agency is protected by the Privacy Act. For more information on Statistics Canada's privacy policies, please consult the Privacy notice.


The 2026 Census of Agriculture Content Consultation Report will be available on the Statistics Canada website in the fall of 2024. This report will describe the content consultations and the process that was followed to test and determine which topics could be potentially retained for the census.

Find the previous census consultation report here: 2021 Census of Agriculture Content Consultation Report.