The last day for filing your 2016 census form online is May 10. The filing of the form is mandatory.
The Census of Population provides a portrait of Canadian and the places in which we live. Census information is important for the community and is vital for planning its public services.
If you are a farm operator, it is equally important that you complete your Census of Agriculture questionnaire. The Census of Agriculture provides a definitive statistical picture of Canada’s farm sector.
To reduce the number of questions on the Census of Population questionnaire, Statistics Canada will obtain your income information from personal income tax and benefits records.
By law, your household must complete a Census of Population questionnaire. Under the Statistics Act, agricultural operators are required to complete the Census of Agriculture. Your answers are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act and will be kept strictly confidential.
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.
Who has to file:
- all persons who have their main residence at this address, even if they are temporarily away on May 10, 2016
- Canadian citizens
- landed immigrants (permanent residents)
- persons from another country who have a work or study permit and family members living here with them
- persons asking for refugee status (refugee claimants) and family members living here with them
- sons and daughters who live elsewhere while studying but return to live at this address during the year (for example, on weekends, during semester breaks, or after their studies are completed)
- children in joint custody who live here most of the time (more than 50% of the time). Children who spend equal time with each parent should be included at the address where they stayed on the night of the night of May 9 to May 10, 2016
- 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 who have been in an institution (for example, in a home for the aged, a hospital, a prison, a rehabilitation centre, etc.) for less than six months (admitted after November 10, 2015)
- babies born before May 10, 2016
- persons deceased on or after May 10, 2016
- persons who stayed overnight at this address between May 9 and May 10, 2016, and have no usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada
- any other person who stayed overnight at this address between May 9 and May 10, 2016, including room-mates, lodgers, employees, etc. and have no usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada. – CINEWS