2021 Census: 2A-R

Message from the Chief Statistician of Canada

Thank you for taking a few minutes to participate in the 2021 Census. The information you provide is converted into statistics used by communities, businesses and governments to plan services and make informed decisions about employment, education, health care, market development and more.

Your answers are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act and kept strictly confidential. By law, every household must complete a 2021 Census of Population questionnaire.

Statistics Canada makes use of existing sources of information such as immigration, income tax and benefits data to ensure the least amount of burden is placed on households.

The information that you provide may be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes or may be combined with other survey or administrative data sources.

Make sure you count yourself into Canada's statistical portrait, and complete your census questionnaire today.

Thank you,

Anil Arora
Chief Statistician of Canada

Complete your census questionnaire:

  • Online: at www.census.gc.ca by using the secure access code printed above.
  • or
    • On paper: please print using CAPITAL LETTERS.

Any questions?

  • www.census.gc.ca
  • Call us free of charge at 1-855-340-2021
  • TTY: 1-833-830-3109

Confidential when completed

This information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-19.

Step A

1. What is your telephone number?

  • Telephone number
  • No telephone number

2. What is the address of this dwelling?

  • Number (and suffix, if applicable)
    (e.g., 302, 151 B, 16 1/2)
  • Street name, street type (e.g., DR = Drive), direction (e.g., N = North)
  • Apartment/unit
  • City, municipality, town, village, Indian reserve
  • Province/territory
  • Postal code

3. What is the mailing address of this dwelling, if different from above?
(e.g., Rural Route, PO Box, General Delivery)

Step B

1. Including yourself, how many persons usually live at this address on May 11, 2021?

Include: all persons who have their main residence at this address, even if they are temporarily away.

See the instructions on page 3 (joint custody, students, landed immigrants, secondary residence, etc.).

  • Number of persons

2. Including yourself, list all persons who usually live here on May 11, 2021.

Important: Begin the list with an adult followed, if applicable, by that person's spouse or common-law partner and by their children. Continue with all other persons who usually live at this address.

  • Person 1: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 2: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 3: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 4: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 5: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 6: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 7: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 8: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 9: Family name(s), Given name(s)
  • Person 10: Family name(s), Given name(s)

Step C

Did you leave anyone out of Step B because you were not sure the person should be listed?

For example, a student, a child in joint custody, a person temporarily away, a person who lives here temporarily, a resident from another country with a work or study permit, a refugee claimant, etc.

  • No
  • Yes
    • Specify the name and the relationship:
    • Specify the reason:

Step D

Copy the names in Step B to question 1, at the top of page 4.

Keep the same order.

 

If there are more than five persons in this household, enter the first five on this questionnaire and continue on a second questionnaire. List the sixth person in the column marked "Person 3" on the second questionnaire. If you require an additional questionnaire, the census representative can provide one when they return.

  1. Whom to include in Step B
    • All persons who have their main residence at this address on May 11, 2021, including newborn babies, roommates and persons who are temporarily away
    • Canadian citizens, landed immigrants (permanent residents), persons who have claimed refugee status (asylum seekers), persons from another country with a work or study permit and family members living here with them
    • Persons staying at this address temporarily on May 11, 2021 who have no main residence elsewhere.
  2. Where to include persons with more than one residence
    • Children in joint custody should be included in the home of the parent where they live most of the time. Children who spend equal time with each parent should be included in the home of the parent with whom they are staying on May 11, 2021.
    • Students who return to live with their parents during the year should be included at their parents' address, even if they live elsewhere while attending school or working at a summer job.
    • Spouses or common-law partners temporarily away who stay elsewhere while working or studying should be listed at the main residence of their family, if they return periodically.
    • Persons in an institution for less than six months (for example, in a home for the aged, a hospital or a prison) should be listed at their usual residence.

If this address is:

  • a secondary residence (for example, a cottage) for all persons who stayed here on May 11, 2021 (all these persons have their main residence elsewhere in Canada), mark this circle. Do not answer other questions.
  • a dwelling occupied only by residents of another country visiting Canada (for example, on vacation or on a business trip), mark this circle. Do not answer other questions.
  • the home of a government representative of another country (for example, an embassy or a high commission) and family members, mark this circle. Do not answer other questions.

A census representative will return to pick up the completed questionnaire.

1. Name

In the spaces provided, copy the names in the same order as in Step B. Then answer the following questions for each person.

Person 1

  • Family name
  • Given name

The following questions refer to each person's situation on May 11, 2021, unless otherwise specified.

2. What was this person's sex at birth?

Sex refers to sex assigned at birth.

  • Male
  • Female

3. What is this person's gender?

Refers to current gender which may be different from sex assigned at birth and may be different from what is indicated on legal documents.

  • Male
  • Female
  • Or please specify this person's gender:

4. What are this person's date of birth and age?

If exact date of birth is not known, enter best estimate. For children less than 1 year old, enter 0 for age.

  • Day
  • Month
  • Year
  • Age

5. What is this person's marital status?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Never legally married
  • Legally married (and not separated)
  • Separated, but still legally married
  • Divorced
  • Widowed

6. Is this person living with a common-law partner?

Common-law refers to two people who live together as a couple but who are not married, regardless of the duration of the relationship.

  • Yes
  • No

7. What is the relationship of this person to Person 1?

If none of the responses in the list describes this person's relationship to Person 1, then specify a response under "Other relationship".

Person 1

  • Person 1

Person 2

  • Husband or wife of Person 1
  • Common-law partner of Person 1
  • Son or daughter of Person 1 only
  • Grandchild of Person 1
  • Son-in-law or daughter-in-law of Person 1
  • Father or mother of Person 1
  • Father-in-law or mother-in-law of Person 1
  • Brother or sister of Person 1
  • Foster child
  • Roommate, lodger or boarder
  • Other relationship — specify:

Persons 3-5

  • Son or daughter of both Persons 1 and 2
  • Son or daughter of Person 1 only
  • Son or daughter of Person 2 only
  • Grandchild of Person 1
  • Son-in-law or daughter-in-law of Person 1
  • Father or mother of Person 1
  • Father-in-law or mother-in-law of Person 1
  • Brother or sister of Person 1
  • Foster child
  • Roommate, lodger or boarder
  • Other relationship — specify:

8. Can this person speak English or French well enough to conduct a conversation?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • English only
  • French only
  • Both English and French
  • Neither English nor French

9. a) What language(s) does this person speak on a regular basis at home?

  • English
  • French
  • Other language(s) — specify:

If this person indicates only one language in question 9. a), go to question 10.

9. b) Of these languages, which one does this person speak most often at home?

Indicate more than one language only if they are spoken equally at home.

  • English
  • French
  • Other language — specify:

10. What is the language that this person first learned at home in childhood and still understands?

If this person no longer understands the first language learned, indicate the second language learned.

  • English
  • French
  • Other language — specify:

11. Has this person ever served in the Canadian military?

Canadian military service includes service with the Regular Force or Primary Reserve Force as an Officer or Non-Commissioned Member. It does not include service with the Cadets (COATS), the Supplementary Reserve or the Canadian Rangers.

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Yes, currently serving in the Regular Force or the Primary Reserve Force
  • Yes, but no longer serving in the Regular Force or the Primary Reserve Force
  • No

The following questions collect information in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to support education programs in English and French in Canada.

12. Is this dwelling located in Quebec?

  • No
    • Continue with question 13.
  • Yes
    • Go to question 16.

13. Did this person do any of their primary or secondary schooling in French in Canada (including immersion)?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Yes (previously or currently attending)
  • No
    • Go to question 18.

14. In which type of program was this schooling in French done?

  • A regular French program in a French-language school
  • A French immersion program in an English-language school
    • Go to question 18.
  • Both types of programs
  • Other program — specify:

15. For how many years did this person attend a regular French program in a French-language school?

  • Number of years in primary schooling (including kindergarten and middle school)
    • Number of years
      • Go to question 18.
  • Number of years in secondary schooling
    • Number of years
      • Go to question 18.

16. Did this person do any of their primary or secondary schooling in an English-language school in Canada (including immersion)?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Yes (previously or currently attending)
  • No
    • Go to question 18.

17. For how many years did this person do their schooling in an English-language school in Canada (including immersion)?

  • Number of years in primary schooling (including kindergarten)
    • Number of years
  • Number of years in secondary schooling
    • Number of years

Activities of daily living

The following question is about difficulties a person may have doing certain activities. Only difficulties or long-term conditions that have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more should be considered.

18. a) Does this person have any difficulty seeing (even when wearing glasses or contact lenses)?

  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

18. b) Does this person have any difficulty hearing (even when using a hearing aid)?

  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

18. c) Does this person have any difficulty walking, using stairs, using their hands or fingers or doing other physical activities?

  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

18. d) Does this person have any difficulty learning, remembering or concentrating?

  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

18. e) Does this person have any emotional, psychological or mental health conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, anorexia, etc.)?

  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

18. f) Does this person have any other health problem or long-term condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more?

Exclude: any health problems previously reported in questions 18. a) to 18. e) above.

  • No
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

Sociocultural information

19. Where was this person born?

Specify one response only, according to present boundaries.

  • Born in Canada
    • N.L.
    • P.E.I.
    • N.S.
    • N.B.
    • Quebec
    • Ontario
    • Manitoba
    • Sask.
    • Alberta
    • B.C.
    • Yukon
    • N.W.T.
    • Nunavut
  • Born outside Canada — specify country:

20. Where were this person's parents born?

Specify the country or countries according to present boundaries.

  • All parents born in Canada
  • All parents born outside Canada
    • Specify the country of birth of each parent:
  • One parent born in Canada and one parent born outside Canada
    • Specify the country of birth outside Canada:

If this person lives on an Indian reserve, go to question 22.

21. a) Is this person a Canadian citizen?

"Canadian citizen by naturalization" refers to an immigrant who was granted citizenship of Canada under the Citizenship Act.

  • Yes, a Canadian citizen by birth
  • Yes, a Canadian citizen by naturalization
  • No, not a Canadian citizen

21. b) Is this person a citizen of a country other than Canada?

Indicate more than one country of citizenship, if applicable.

  • No
  • Yes
    • Specify the country or countries of citizenship:

22. What language(s), other than English or French, can this person speak well enough to conduct a conversation?

Examples of Indigenous languages:

Montagnais (Innu), Plains Cree, Mi'kmaq, Severn Ojibway, Denesuline, Inuktitut, Mohawk, Michif, Shuswap, Stoney, Gitxsan, Kwakiutl, etc.

  • None
  • or
    • Other language(s) — specify:

23. What were the ethnic or cultural origins of this person's ancestors?

Ancestors may have:

  • Indigenous origins (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Cree, Plains Cree, Mi'kmaq, Qalipu Mi'kmaq, Ojibway, Inuit, Inuvialuit, Mohawk, Iroquois [Haudenosaunee], Innu, Montagnais, Dene, Chipewyan [Denesuline], Blackfoot, Blood [Kainai], Salish, Secwepemc [Shuswap], Huron [Wendat], Cherokee), or
  • origins that refer to different countries (e.g., Scottish, Chinese, Jamaican, Moroccan), or
  • other origins that may not refer to different countries (e.g., Jewish, Acadian, Punjabi).

For examples of ethnic or cultural origins, visit www12.statcan.gc.ca/ancestry

  • Specify as many origins as applicable using capital letters.

24. Is this person First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit)?

Note: First Nations (North American Indian) includes Status and Non-Status Indians.

If "Yes", mark "x" the circle(s) that best describe(s) this person now.

  • No, not First Nations, Métis or Inuk (Inuit)
    • Continue with the next question
  • or
    • Yes, First Nations (North American Indian)
      • Go to question 26.
    • Yes, Métis
      • Go to question 26.
    • Yes, Inuk (Inuit)
      • Go to question 26.

This question collects information in accordance with the Employment Equity Act and its Regulations and Guidelines to support programs that promote equal opportunity for everyone to share in the social, cultural, and economic life of Canada.

25. Is this person:

Mark "x" more than one circle or specify, if applicable.

  • White
  • South Asian (e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan)
  • Chinese
  • Black
  • Filipino
  • Arab
  • Latin American
  • Southeast Asian (e.g., Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai)
  • West Asian (e.g., Iranian, Afghan)
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Other group — specify:

26. Is this person a Status Indian (Registered or Treaty Indian as defined by the Indian Act of Canada)?

  • No
  • Yes, Status Indian (Registered or Treaty)

27. Is this person a member of a First Nation or Indian band?

If "Yes", which First Nation or Indian band?

For example, Soowahlie Indian Band, Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Atikamekw of Manawan.

  • No
  • Yes, member of a First Nation or Indian band
    • Specify name of First Nation or Indian band:

28. Is this person a registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement?

If "Yes", which Métis organization or Settlement?

Note: Mark "x" one of the listed signatories of the Canada-Métis Nation Accord or specify a Métis organization or Metis Settlement (for example, Kikino Metis Settlement).

  • No
  • Yes, registered member of a Métis organization or Settlement
    Name of Métis organization or Settlement
    • Métis Nation of Ontario
    • Manitoba Metis Federation
    • Métis Nation — Saskatchewan
    • Métis Nation of Alberta
    • Métis Nation British Columbia
    • or
      • Specify organization or Settlement:

29. Is this person enrolled under, or a beneficiary of, an Inuit land claims agreement?

  • No
  • Yes
    Which Inuit land claims agreement?
    • Inuvialuit Final Agreement
    • Nunavut Agreement (Nunavut Land Claims Agreement)
    • James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (Nunavik)
    • Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement (Nunatsiavut)
    • or
      • Specify agreement:

30. What is this person's religion?

Indicate a specific denomination or religion even if this person is not currently a practising member of that group.

For example, Roman Catholic, Anglican, United Church, Traditional (North American Indigenous) Spirituality, Pentecostal, Baptist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Longhouse, Moravian, Salvation Army, etc.

For additional examples of denominations and religions, visit www12.statcan.gc.ca/religion-e

  • Specify one denomination or religion only.
  • or
    • No religion

Mobility

31. Where did this person live 1 year ago, that is, on May 11, 2020?

Mark "x" one circle only.

Note: For those who mark the fourth circle:
Identify the community, municipality or Indian reserve rather than the name of the First Nation or Indian band.

For example:

  • Lac Brochet 197A, Manitoba, rather than Northlands Denesuline First Nation
  • Wabamun 133A, Alberta, rather than Paul First Nation
  • Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, rather than Deh Gáh Got'ie Dene First Nation
  • Fort Hope 64, Ontario, rather than Eabametoong First Nation
  • Mingan, Quebec, rather than Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit.
  • Born after May 11, 2020
  • Lived at the same address as now
  • Lived at a different address in the same city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve
  • Lived in a different city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve in Canada
    • Specify the name of the city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve of residence 1 year ago.
      • Province/territory
      • Postal code
  • Lived outside Canada
    • Specify the country of residence 1 year ago.

32. Where did this person live 5 years ago, that is, on May 11, 2016?

Mark "x" one circle only.

Note: For those who mark the fourth circle:
Identify the community, municipality or Indian reserve rather than the name of the First Nation or Indian band.

For example:

  • Lac Brochet 197A, Manitoba, rather than Northlands Denesuline First Nation
  • Wabamun 133A, Alberta, rather than Paul First Nation
  • Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, rather than Deh Gáh Got'ie Dene First Nation
  • Fort Hope 64, Ontario, rather than Eabametoong First Nation
  • Mingan, Quebec, rather than Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit.
  • Born after May 11, 2016
  • Lived at the same address as now
  • Lived at a different address in the same city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve
  • Lived in a different city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve in Canada
    • Specify the name of the city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve of residence 5 years ago.
      • Province/territory
      • Postal code
  • Lived outside Canada
    • Specify the country of residence 5 years ago.

Continue only for each person aged 15 years and over (born before May 11, 2006).

Education

33. Has this person completed a high school (secondary school) diploma or equivalent?

Include qualifications obtained in Canada or outside Canada.

Examples of high school equivalency certificates are General Educational Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

High school diploma or certificate

  • Yes, high school diploma
  • Yes, high school equivalency certificate
  • No

34. a) Has this person completed a Registered Apprenticeship or other trades certificate or diploma?

Include qualifications obtained in Canada or outside Canada.

Mark all that apply.

For example, hairstyling, cooking, electrician, carpentry.

Registered Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma

  • Yes, Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • Yes, other trades certificate or diploma
  • No

34. b) Has this person completed a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma?

Include qualifications obtained in Canada or outside Canada.

Exclude any certificates or diplomas reported in question 34. a) above.

Mark all that apply.

For example, health aide, law enforcement, information technology, youth services, teaching assistant, forest technology.

College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma

  • Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of less than 3 months
  • Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year
  • Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
  • Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of more than 2 years
  • No

34. c) Has this person completed a university certificate, diploma or degree?

Include qualifications obtained in Canada or outside Canada.

Mark all that apply.

University certificate, diploma or degree

  • Yes, university certificate or diploma below bachelor level
  • Yes, bachelor's degree (e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.)
  • Yes, university certificate or diploma above bachelor level
  • Yes, degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry (M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.)
  • Yes, master's degree (e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.)
  • Yes, earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D.)
  • No

35. What was the major field of study of the highest certificate, diploma or degree that this person completed?

Please be specific.

For example, automobile mechanics, natural resources conservation, registered nursing, civil engineering, heavy equipment operation, early childhood education, political science.

Print in capital letters as follows: COMPUTER ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

  • Major field of study of highest certificate, diploma or degree
  • or
    • No certificate, diploma or degree higher than high school
      • Go to question 37. a)

36. In what province, territory or country did this person complete their highest certificate, diploma or degree?

  • In Canada – specify province or territory:
  • or
    • Outside Canada – specify country:

37. a) At any time since September 2020, was this person attending school, such as high school, college, CEGEP or university?

Report only attendance for courses that can be used as credits towards a certificate, diploma or degree. Distance learning for credit is included.

Attendance at any time since September 2020

  • Yes
    • Continue with the next question
  • No, was not attending school at any time since September 2020
    • Go to question 38.

37. b) What type of school was this person attending?

Mark all that apply.

At any time since September 2020

  • Was attending elementary, junior high school or high school
  • Was attending college, CEGEP, business school, technical institute, trade school or other non-university institution
  • Was attending university

Note: Many of the following questions refer to the week from Sunday, May 2 to Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Call 1-855-340-2021 for more information.

Labour market activity

The next few questions ask about paid work.

38. During the week of Sunday, May 2 to Saturday, May 8, 2021, how many hours did this person spend working for pay or in self-employment?

Please enter the total number of hours worked for pay or in self-employment at all jobs held during the week of May 2 to May 8.

Exclude number of hours:

  • away due to illness, on vacation or any other reasons.

Include number of hours:

  • working for wages, salary, tips or commission
  • working overtime
  • making, selling or trading arts and crafts 
  • running a business 
  • trapping, hunting and fishing (except as a leisure activity) 
  • fixing gear used to hunt, fish or trap 
  • working as a guide.
  • Number of hours (to the nearest hour)
    • Go to question 44.
  • or
    • None
      • Continue with the next question

39. During the week of May 2 to May 8, 2021, was this person on temporary lay-off or absent from their job or business?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • No
  • Yes, on temporary lay-off from a job to which this person expects to return
  • Yes, on vacation, ill, on strike or locked out, or absent for other reasons

40. During the week of May 2 to May 8, 2021, did this person have definite arrangements to start a new job within the next four weeks?

  • No
  • Yes

41. Did this person look for paid work during the four weeks from April 11 to May 8, 2021?

For example, did this person contact an employment centre, check with employers, place or answer Internet ads, etc.?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • No
    • Go to question 43.
  • Yes, looked for full-time work
  • Yes, looked for part-time work (less than 30 hours per week)

42. Could this person have started a job during the week of Sunday, May 2 to Saturday, May 8, 2021 had one been available?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Yes, could have started a job
  • No, already had a job
  • No, because of temporary illness or disability
  • No, because of personal or family responsibilities
  • No, going to school
  • No, other reasons

43. When did this person last work for pay or in self-employment, even for a few days?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • In 2021
    • Continue with the next question
  • In 2020
    • Continue with the next question
  • Before 2020
    • Go to question 57.
  • Never
    • Go to question 57.

Note: Questions 44 to 50. b) refer to this person's job or business during the week of May 2 to May 8, 2021. If this person held no job, answer for the job of longest duration since January 1, 2020. If this person held more than one job, answer for the job at which they worked the most hours.

44. For whom did this person work?

For self-employed persons, enter the name of their business. If the business does not have a name, enter the person's name.

Print in capital letters as follows:
Name of firm, government department, etc.

ABC CONCRETE PRODUCTS LIMITED

  • Name of firm, government department, etc.
  • Section, plant, department, etc. (if applicable)

45. What kind of business, industry or service was this?

Please be specific. For example:

  • band administration
  • police
  • fishing or trapping
  • primary school
  • community health centre
  • freight trucking company
  • independent artist
  • grocery store
  • Kind of business, industry or service

46. What was this person's work or occupation?

Please be specific. For example:

  • membership clerk
  • police officer
  • fisher or trapper
  • primary school teacher
  • community health nurse
  • truck driver
  • artisan
  • store clerk.
    (If in the Armed Forces, give rank.)
  • Occupation

47. In this work, what were this person's main activities?

Please be specific. For example:

  • registering band members
  • law enforcement
  • catching and cleaning fish or skinning animals
  • teaching grade 2
  • treating patients
  • driving a truck
  • stone or wood carving
  • operating cash register.
  • Main activities

48. In this job or business, was this person an employee, self-employed or an unpaid family worker?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Employee
    • Permanent position — no fixed end date
      • Go to question 50. a)
    • Fixed-term position (1 year or more)
      • Go to question 50. a)
    • Casual, seasonal or short-term position (less than 1 year)
      • Go to question 50. a)
  • Unpaid family worker (without pay or salary) for their spouse or another relative in a family business or farm
    • Go to question 50. a)
  • Self-employed without employee(s) (alone or in partnership)
  • Self-employed with employee(s) (alone or in partnership)

49. Was this person's farm or business incorporated?

  • No
  • Yes

50. a) In this job, what language(s) did this person use on a regular basis?

  • English
  • French
  • Other language(s) — specify:

If this person indicates only one language in question 50. a), go to question 51.

50. b) Of these languages, which one did this person use most often in this job?

Indicate more than one language only if they were used equally at work.

  • English
  • French
  • Other language — specify:

These questions are only for persons aged 15 years and over with a job or absent from their job or business during the week of Sunday, May 2 to Saturday, May 8, 2021.

51. At what address did this person usually work most of the time?

For those who mark the fourth circle:
Identify the community, municipality or Indian reserve rather than the name of the First Nation or Indian band. 

For example:

  • Lac Brochet 197A, Manitoba, rather than Northlands Denesuline First Nation
  • Wabamun 133A, Alberta, rather than Paul First Nation
  • Fort Hope 64, Ontario, rather than Eabametoong First Nation
  • Mingan, Québec, rather than Conseil des Innu de Ekuanitshit

If the street address is unknown or if the address is a post office box, specify the building or nearest street intersection. Do not give a post office box number.

If the address of work is different than the address of the employer, please provide the address where this person actually works (e.g., school teachers should provide the address of their school, not the address of the school board).

If this person held more than one job, answer for the job at which they worked the most hours.

  • Worked at home (including farms)
    • Go to question 54. a)
  • Worked outside Canada
    • Go to question 54. a)
  • No fixed workplace address
    • Continue with the next question
  • Worked at the address specified below:
    • Street address (see example)
    • City, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve
    • Province/territory
      • N.L.
      • P.E.I.
      • N.S.
      • N.B.
      • Quebec
      • Ontario
      • Manitoba
      • Sask.
      • Alberta
      • B.C.
      • Yukon
      • N.W.T.
      • Nunavut
    • Postal code

52. a) What modes of commuting did this person usually use to get to work?

Mark "x" as many circles as applicable.

Mark "Subway or elevated rail" for:

  • Vancouver SkyTrain
  • Toronto Subway/RT
  • Montréal Metro.

Mark "Light rail, streetcar or commuter train" for:

  • Vancouver West Coast Express
  • Calgary CTrain
  • Edmonton LRT
  • Toronto streetcars
  • Toronto GO Train
  • Ottawa O-Train
  • Montréal commuter trains
  • Kitchener-Waterloo ION LRT.

Mark " Other method" for: 

  • ATVs and snowmobiles 
  • airplane 
  • boat.
  • Car, truck or van — as a driver
  • Car, truck or van — as a passenger
  • Bus
  • Subway or elevated rail
  • Light rail, streetcar or commuter train
  • Passenger ferry
  • Walked to work
  • Bicycle
  • Motorcycle, scooter or moped
  • Other method

52. b) What main mode of commuting did this person usually use to get to work?

Mark "x" one circle only.

If this person used more than one mode of commuting to work, mark the one used for most of the travel distance.

  • Car, truck or van — as a driver
    • Go to question 52. c)
  • Car, truck or van — as a passenger
    • Go to question 52. c)
  • Bus
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Subway or elevated rail
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Light rail, streetcar or commuter train
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Passenger ferry
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Walked to work
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Bicycle
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Motorcycle, scooter or moped
    • Go to question 53. a)
  • Other method
    • Go to question 53. a)

52. c) How many workers, including this person, usually ride in this car, truck or van to work?

  • 1 worker
  • 2 workers
  • 3 or more workers

53. a) What time did this person's trip to work usually begin?

  • hour
  • min
  • a.m.
  • p.m.

53. b) How many minutes did this person's trip to work usually last?

  • Number of minutes

Remember, these questions are only for persons aged 15 years and over.

54. a) How many weeks did this person work in 2020, including paid vacation?

A year has 52 weeks.

Include:

  • paid vacation and sick leave paid by the employer
  • weeks worked part time, even for a few hours.

Exclude:

  • weeks absent and not paid by the employer, such as maternity, parental or disability leave, etc.
  • None
    • Continue with question 54. b)
  • or
    • Number of weeks
      Including paid vacation and sick leave paid for by the employer and excluding absences unpaid by the employer, such as maternity, parental or disability leave, etc.
      • Continue with question 54. b) if you answered less than 49 weeks for this person
      • Go to question 55. a) if you answered 49 to 52 weeks for this person.

54. b) What was the main reason this person did not work for the whole year in 2020, meaning from 49 to 52 weeks?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Illness or disability of this person
  • Pregnancy, or maternity or parental leave
  • Student at school, college or university, or attending training
  • Cared for own child(ren) or relative(s)
  • Unable to find work that lasted the whole year
  • Retirement
  • Personal choice
  • Seasonal work
  • Other reason — specify:

55. a) During most of these weeks, did this person work full time or part time?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Did not work in 2020
    • Go to question 57.
  • Full time (30 hours or more per week)
    • Go to question 56.
  • Part time (less than 30 hours per week)

55. b) What was the main reason this person worked mostly part time instead of full time in 2020?

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • Personal preference
  • Student at school, college or university, or attending training
  • Business conditions
  • Cared for own child(ren) or relative(s)
  • Illness or incapacity of this person
  • Could not find full-time work
  • Other reason — specify:

56. In 2020, did this person pay for child care, such as day care or babysitting, so that this person could work at their paid job(s)?

When child care or day camps help several people work, enter the amount only once.

Answer "Yes" or "No". If "Yes", also enter the total amount for 2020.

  • Yes
    • $
  • No

57. In 2020, did this person pay child or spousal support payments to a former spouse or partner?

Support payments are covered by an agreement to pay a fixed amount on a regular basis. Exclude all other gifts or transfers of money. Include only support payments actually paid.

Answer "Yes" or "No". If "Yes", also enter the total amount for 2020.

  • Yes
    • $
  • No

58. Does this person pay, partly or entirely, the rent or mortgage, taxes, electricity, etc. for this dwelling?

Mark "Yes" if this person pays the rent or mortgage, taxes, electricity, etc. for this dwelling, even if more than one person contributes to such payments.

A dwelling is a separate set of living quarters with a private entrance from the outside or from a common hallway or stairway inside the building. This entrance should not be through someone else's living quarters.

Do not consider payments for other dwellings such as the school residence of a child, the residence of a former spouse, or another dwelling that you may own or rent.

  • Yes
  • No

Note: Turn the page and answer the questions about this dwelling.

Step E

Answer Questions E1. to E9. about this dwelling.

The questions refer to May 11, 2021, unless otherwise specified.

A dwelling is a separate set of living quarters with a private entrance from the outside or from a common hallway or stairway inside the building. This entrance should not be through someone else's living quarters.

E1. a) Is this dwelling provided to you or a member of this household by the local government, First Nation or Indian band?

  • Yes
    • Go to question E2.
  • No
    • Continue with question E1. b)

E1. b) Is this dwelling:

Mark "x" one circle only.

  • owned by you or a member of this household (even if it is still being paid for)?
  • rented (even if no cash rent is paid)?

E2. Is this dwelling part of a condominium development?

  • Yes
  • No

E3. a) How many rooms are there in this dwelling?

Count kitchen, bedrooms, finished rooms in attic or basement, etc.

Do not count bathrooms, halls, vestibules, attached sheds, porches and rooms used solely for business purposes.

  • Number of rooms

E3. b) How many of these rooms are bedrooms?

Count all rooms designed as bedrooms, even if they are now used for something else. Also count basement bedrooms.

  • Number of bedrooms

E4. When was this dwelling originally built?

Mark the period in which the building was completed, not the time of any later remodelling, additions or conversions. If year is not known, give best estimate.

  • 1920 or before
  • 1921 to 1945
  • 1946 to 1960
  • 1961 to 1970
  • 1971 to 1980
  • 1981 to 1990
  • 1991 to 1995
  • 1996 to 2000
  • 2001 to 2005
  • 2006 to 2010
  • 2011 to 2015
  • 2016 to 2020
  • 2021

E5. Is this dwelling in need of any repairs?

Do not include desirable remodelling or additions.

  • No, only regular maintenance is needed (painting, furnace cleaning, etc.)
  • Yes, minor repairs are needed (missing or loose floor tiles, bricks or shingles; defective steps, railing or siding, etc.)
  • Yes, major repairs are needed (defective plumbing or electrical wiring; structural repairs to walls, floors or ceilings, etc.)

E6. Is this dwelling located on an agricultural operation that is operated by a member of this household?

  • Yes
    • Go to Step F
  • No
    • Continue with question E7. on the next page

Answer questions E7. to E9. for this dwelling even if you own or rent more than one dwelling.

If the exact amount is not known, please give a best estimate.

E7. a) For this dwelling, what are the yearly payments (last 12 months) for electricity?

  • None
  • Included in rent or other payments
  • or
    • $ per year

E7. b) For this dwelling, what are the yearly payments (last 12 months) for oil, gas, coal, wood or other fuels?

  • None
  • Included in rent or other payments
  • or
    • $ per year

E7. c) For this dwelling, what are the yearly payments (last 12 months) for water and other municipal services?

  • None
  • Included in rent or other payments
  • or
    • $ per year

If “Yes” was checked in question E1. a), go to question E10.

If “rented” was checked in question E1. b), continue with question E8.

If “owned” was checked in question E1. b), go to question E9.

For renters only, answer parts E8. a) and E8. b):

E8. a) What is the monthly rent paid for this dwelling?

  • Rented without payment of cash rent
  • or
    • $ per month

E8. b) Is this dwelling subsidized?

Subsidized housing includes rent geared to income, social housing, public housing, government-assisted housing, non-profit housing, rent supplements and housing allowances.

  • Yes
  • No

For owners only, answer parts E9. a) through E9. e):

E9. a) What are the total regular monthly mortgage or loan payments for this dwelling?

  • None
    • Go to part c)
  • or
    • $ per month

E9. b) Are the property taxes (municipal and school) included in monthly mortgage or loan payments indicated in the previous question?

  • Yes
    • Go to part d)
  • No

E9. c) What are the estimated yearly property taxes (municipal and school) for this dwelling?

  • None
  • or
    • $ per year

E9. d) If you were to sell this dwelling now, for how much would you expect to sell it?

  • $

E9. e) What are the monthly condominium fees?

  • None
  • or
    • $ per month

For dwellings provided by the local government, First Nation or Indian band only:

E10. What is the monthly payment paid by you or members of your household to use or occupy this dwelling?

  • Used or occupied without payment
  • or
    • $ per month

Step F

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