2021 Census of Population Content Consultation

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.

The consultation will be conducted using an electronic questionnaire, which will be accessible through the Statistics Canada website for the general public and all other census data users from Monday, September 11, 2017, to Friday, December 8, 2017.

Take part in the consultation

Complete the consultation questionnaire

Census Content Consultation Guide, Census year 2021

Frequently asked questions

Why user consultation is important

The information gathered during consultation will help Statistics Canada ensure that data needs of Canadians are met, and that emerging social and economic issues are reflected in the census. The information you provide will be carefully reviewed and will assist in determining content for the 2021 Census of Population.

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.

Comments collected during the consultation may be published anonymously in the 2021 Census of Population Content Consultation Report, which will be available on the Statistics Canada website in the fall of 2019.

Contact the 2021 Census consultation team

We look forward to hearing from you! If you require assistance or further information, please contact the census consultation team by email at:


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