Canadian Social Survey (CSS)

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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 Canadian Social Survey (CSS) is a quarterly survey conducted by Statistics Canada. The goal is to understand social issues more rapidly by conducting surveys on different topics every three months. In doing so, we can release data at a more detailed level by pooling the quarterly data over the course of a year.

The Canadian Social Survey (CSS) collects information on a variety of social topics such as health, well-being, quality of life, confidence in institutions, activities, time-use, and emergency preparedness. The CSS provides data at the national level (excluding the territories). To date, this ongoing series has consisted of the following surveys:

The information you provide may be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes. In addition, information from partially completed or unsaved questionnaires may be retained and used.

Collection period:
April 23, 2021 - present
Collection methods:
An electronic questionnaire with telephone interview follow-up for non-response for each survey
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