2026 Census of Population content consultation

Consultation objectives

Before each census, Statistics Canada initiates an extensive consultation program that 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.

Statistics Canada is also seeking ideas for new or modified census content, as well as data sources that could be used to supplement or replace current content, to ensure that census information remains relevant for the people and organizations that use it.

For more information, please visit the 2026 Census of Population Content Consultation web page.

How to get involved

The consultation is being conducted using an online questionnaire from Monday, January 9, 2023, to Friday, March 31, 2023, and is accessible for census data users through the following link.

Complete the questionnaire

For assistance or questions, please contact the census consultation team by email at: statcan.cpop2026consultation-consultationrpop2026.statcan@statcan.gc.ca.

Protecting your information

Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of its participants. All personal information collected by the agency is protected by the Privacy Act.


A report summarizing the findings of the 2026 Census of Population content consultation will be published on the Statistics Canada website in 2024.

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