Survey on Family Transitions

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Have you been invited to participate in this survey via email or mail? To log in to the survey, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Visit the electronic questionnaire portal and select Start my survey.

Step 2: Enter your secure access code (you will find this code in the invitation letter or email you previously received from Statistics Canada).

Step 3: Complete the survey.

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The Survey on Family Transitions explores the experiences of families in Canada through time by examining how individuals and families change during various stages of life — from childhood to adulthood to retirement.

Survey results will be used to develop programs and policies aimed at improving the well-being of children and families, such as parental leave, childcare services and pay equity. The results will also be used to help enhance and complement information on families from the Census, and to compare families in Canada with those of other countries.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
From April 22, 2024 to September 20, 2024
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview
Survey participation:


  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the response burden, Statistics Canada will combine the information you provide with data from administrative data sources such as personal and household tax data and immigrations records. Statistics Canada may also combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    Ex.: The survey asks questions about:

    • Family environment when growing up
    • Move(s) from the parental home
    • Couple relationships (common-law union, marriage, separation, divorce)
    • Children
    • Grandchildren
  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4501
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