The census provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years. The last census was conducted in May 2016 and consisted of the Census of Agriculture and the Census of Population. More information is available on the Statistics Canada Census Program website
- Census questions asked since confederation
- Appendix A of the 2011 Census Dictionary (1981-2011, plus year first in census)
- Appendix A of the 2006 Census Dictionary (1971-2006, plus year first in census)
- Geographic classifications used by Statistics Canada
Census Statistics & Data by Year
Browse through the side menu to explore census data for each census year.