Census Program

The Census Program provides a statistical portrait of the country every five years. The 2016 Census Program includes the Census of Population and the Census of Agriculture. For upcoming release dates, refer to the 2016 Census Program release schedule.

Key statistics: Canada [More]

Median age

(2011 Census of Population)


% immigrants

(2011 National Household Survey)


Median household total income ($)

(2011 National Household Survey)


Average farm size (acres)1

(2011 Census of Agriculture)



The 2011 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

Information and services

The 2011 Census of Population Program information holdings include data, analytical, reference and geography products. Videos present highlights and provide an overview of our major releases. Custom services are available for more complex information requests.

Data products

Statistical information including tabulations, profiles, microdata and data visualizations.

Analytical products

An analytical perspective on Census of Population Program topics.

Reference materials

Supporting documentation to assist users with understanding and interpreting Census of Population Program information.


Geographical information that will assist with interpreting Census of Population Program information.

Video centre

A collection of videos providing insight and highlights from the major releases.

Census consultation

Data users and interested parties across Canada are asked for their views on the type and extent of information they believe should be available from the census.

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