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  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content and applications of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    Release date: 2020-11-18

  • Journals and periodicals: 11-632-X
    Description:

    The newsletter offers information aimed at three main groups, businesses (small to medium), communities and ethno-cultural groups/communities. Articles and outreach materials will assist their understanding of national and local data from the many relevant sources found on the Statistics Canada website.

    Release date: 2020-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2020003
    Description:

    This paper describes two broad approaches that can be used to determine how statistical data on language derived from the Canadian Census of Population are prepared and disseminated, and explain how each requires different choices in organizing and presenting language data for dissemination. Statistics Canada has produced this document to provide language data users with key information on what data are available so they can know which data sources can meet their needs.

    Release date: 2020-08-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-631-X2020002
    Description:

    This presentation gives an overview of the topics discussed during the virtual roundtables on the 2021 Census of Population questionnaire content. The five main topics are the following: family, demography and activity limitations; languages, ethnocultural diversity and immigration (including citizenship, religion, population groups, minority language education rights); Indigenous peoples; education, labour, commuting, and Veterans; and housing, income and expenditures.

    Release date: 2020-07-24

  • Notices and consultations: 98-26-0001
    Description:

    This white paper presents Statistics Canada’s planned approach to the 2021 Census of Population and provides a clear explanation of the processes behind the census program, touching on historical, legal, operational and content aspects. Statistics Canada recognizes that it is important to not only successfully conduct the census, but also to be transparent and informative about the way in which those efforts are accomplished. Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population gives readers an exclusive, detailed look at how census data is collected, analyzed and given back to Canadians, in the form of high-quality statistical information, used to make evidence-based decisions in Canadian society.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020001
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of family and demographic concepts, and activities of daily living, which includes the following topics: demographic concepts, sex at birth and gender, and activities of daily living. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020002
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada, which includes the following topics: immigration and citizenship, place of birth of person/parents, ethnic or cultural origins, population groups, religion, language, and minority language educational rights. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020003
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of Indigenous peoples, which includes the following topics: returning content, membership within a Métis organization or Settlement, and enrollment under an Inuit land claims agreement. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020004
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of education, labour, commuting, and Veterans, which includes the following topics: education, labour market conditions, commuting to work, and Veteran and military service. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020005
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of income and expenditures, and housing, which includes the following topics: income and expenditures, and housing. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20
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  • Public use microdata: 82M0013X
    Description:

    The public use microdata file (PUMF) from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) provides data for health regions and combinations of health regions across Canada. Over the two year period, data are based on interviews with approximately 130,000 respondents aged 12 or older, residing in households in all provinces and territories.

    The files include information on a wide range of topics, including: physical activity, height and weight, smoking, exposure to second hand smoke, alcohol consumption, general health, chronic health conditions, injuries, and use of health care services. It also provides information on the socio-demographic, income and labour force characteristics of the population.

    Release date: 2020-06-19

  • Table: 98-402-X2016012
    Description:

    Statistics Canada, in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Natural Resources Canada, is presenting selected Census data to help inform Canadians on the public health risk of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data is provided for selected data indicators at various levels of geography.

    Release date: 2020-04-17

  • Table: 98-402-X
    Description:

    These tables are available for each major Census of Population days of release, starting with population and dwelling counts. They will present focused information for various levels of geography. These tables allow users to perform simple rank and sort functions, and include percentage distributions and percentage change from previous censuses to facilitate comparisons between years and different geographic areas.

    Release date: 2020-04-17

  • Public use microdata: 98M0002X
    Description:

    This Hierarchical File, 2016 Census Public Use Microdata File (PUMF) product provides access to non-aggregated data covering a sample of 1% of the Canadian households. It is a comprehensive social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people, and contains a wealth of characteristics on the population. The file enables the study of individuals in relation to their census families, economic families and households. Geographic identifiers have been restricted to the provinces, the three territories grouped into a region called Northern Canada and selected metropolitan areas (Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary) to ensure respondents’ anonymity. This comprehensive file is excellent tool for policy analysts, pollsters, social researchers and anyone interested in modeling and performing statistical regression analysis using 2016 Census microdata.

    This product contains the data file (in ASCII format); user documentation and supporting information; all licence agreements; and SAS, SPSS and Stata program source codes to enable users to read the set of records. It is important to note that users will require knowledge of data manipulation packages (or software) such as SAS, SPSS or Stata to use this product.

    Release date: 2019-06-18

  • Table: 94F0009X1996090
    Description:

    Series Description - The Dimensions Series (1996 Census of Population) provides an in-depth analysis of census data. More than 150 tables represent a variety of special interest subjects linking a number of Census variables. Statistical information is presented on themes of considerable public interest with some tables examining historical trends and other tables detailing significant sub-populations. Data for geographical levels of Canada, Provinces and Territories are most widely represented with some data tables produced at the Census Metropolitan Area level. The Portrait of Official Language Communities in Canada and the Portrait of Aboriginal Population of Canada contain some information at the community level.

    The data tables are grouped by common theme and are available on 7 different CD-ROMs:

    94F0004XCB96000 - Ethnocultural and Social Characteristics of the Canadian Population94F0005XCB96000 - Canadian Income and Earnings for 1990 and 199594F0006XCB96000 - Labour Force and Unpaid Work of Canadians94F0007XCB96000 - Place of Work of the Canadian Population94F0008XCB96000 - Canadian Demographic Characteristics (including language and mobility)94F0010XCB96000 - Portrait of Official Language Communities in Canada94F0011XCB96000 - Portrait of Aboriginal Population in Canada

    A detailed list of tables is included on each CD-ROM. Some tables show comparisons with data from earlier censuses to provide an historical perspective. It should be noted that the Dimension Series was not produced for the 1991 Census.

    Release date: 2019-02-15

  • Public use microdata: 98M0001X
    Description:

    The Individuals File, 2016 Census Public Use Microdata Files (PUMF) provides data on the characteristics of the Canadian population. The file contains a 2.7% sample of anonymous responses to the 2016 Census questionnaire. The files have been carefully scrutinized to ensure the complete confidentiality of the individual responses and geographic identifiers have been restricted to provinces/territories and metropolitan areas. With 123 variables, this comprehensive tool is excellent for policy analysts, pollsters, social researchers and anyone interested in modelling and performing statistical regression analysis using the Census.

    Microdata files uniquely provide users access to non-aggregated data. The PUMFs user can group and manipulate these variables to suit data and research requirements. Tabulations excluded from other Census products can be created or relationships between variables can be analyzed using different statistical tests. PUMFs provide quick access to a comprehensive social and economic database about Canada and its people.

    This product contains the data file (in ASCII format); user documentation and supporting information; all licence agreements; and SAS, SPSS and Stata program source codes to enable users to read the set of records. It is important to note that users will require knowledge of data manipulation packages (or software) such as SAS, SPSS or Stata to use this product.

    Release date: 2019-02-05

  • Table: 94F0009X1996116
    Description:

    Series Description - The Dimensions Series (1996 Census of Population) provides an in-depth analysis of census data. More than 150 tables represent a variety of special interest subjects linking a number of Census variables. Statistical information is presented on themes of considerable public interest with some tables examining historical trends and other tables detailing significant sub-populations. Data for geographical levels of Canada, Provinces and Territories are most widely represented with some data tables produced at the Census Metropolitan Area level. The Portrait of Official Language Communities in Canada and the Portrait of Aboriginal Population of Canada contain some information at the community level.

    The data tables are grouped by common theme and are available on 7 different CD-ROMs:

    94F0004XCB96000 - Ethnocultural and Social Characteristics of the Canadian Population94F0005XCB96000 - Canadian Income and Earnings for 1990 and 199594F0006XCB96000 - Labour Force and Unpaid Work of Canadians94F0007XCB96000 - Place of Work of the Canadian Population94F0008XCB96000 - Canadian Demographic Characteristics (including language and mobility)94F0010XCB96000 - Portrait of Official Language Communities in Canada94F0011XCB96000 - Portrait of Aboriginal Population in Canada

    A detailed list of tables is included on each CD-ROM. Some tables show comparisons with data from earlier censuses to provide an historical perspective. It should be noted that the Dimension Series was not produced for the 1991 Census.

    Release date: 2019-01-26

  • Table: 95-633-X
    Description:

    This product presents selected data from the linkage between the Census of Agriculture and the Census of Population at the national and provincial levels. It provides a socioeconomic profile of the farm population at the person, family, household and farm levels and includes variables such as age, sex, marital status, country of birth, mother tongue, educational attainment and income.

    Release date: 2018-11-27

  • Data Visualization: 98-507-X
    Description:

    The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a new advanced web-based data visualization tool that will make statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. The CPDV makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and sociodemographic data for those places. To find a specific place of interest, you can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or you can search by place name or postal code. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. The CPDV will also enable users to easily compare indicator values for different places and help identify relationships between indicators.

    Release date: 2018-05-15

  • Table: 98-508-X
    Description:

    The Census Profile Standard Error Supplement provides the standard error for each long-form estimate along with the standard Census Profile data for a selected ADA, its corresponding census division (CD) and province/territory, as well as for Canada. It can be downloaded for selected areas or the entire profile in a variety of commonly used formats (e.g., CSV, TAB or IVT). This product will be updated with additional content released on November 29, 2017.

    Release date: 2018-01-19
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  • Journals and periodicals: 11-632-X
    Description:

    The newsletter offers information aimed at three main groups, businesses (small to medium), communities and ethno-cultural groups/communities. Articles and outreach materials will assist their understanding of national and local data from the many relevant sources found on the Statistics Canada website.

    Release date: 2020-10-22

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2020003
    Description:

    This paper describes two broad approaches that can be used to determine how statistical data on language derived from the Canadian Census of Population are prepared and disseminated, and explain how each requires different choices in organizing and presenting language data for dissemination. Statistics Canada has produced this document to provide language data users with key information on what data are available so they can know which data sources can meet their needs.

    Release date: 2020-08-04

  • Stats in brief: 11-631-X2020002
    Description:

    This presentation gives an overview of the topics discussed during the virtual roundtables on the 2021 Census of Population questionnaire content. The five main topics are the following: family, demography and activity limitations; languages, ethnocultural diversity and immigration (including citizenship, religion, population groups, minority language education rights); Indigenous peoples; education, labour, commuting, and Veterans; and housing, income and expenditures.

    Release date: 2020-07-24

  • Articles and reports: 98-20-00022020003
    Description:

    This document deals with the addition of questions to the 2021 Census questionnaire about minority language educational rights. Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees certain educational rights to French-speaking minorities outside Quebec and English-speaking minorities in Quebec. This document presents a detailed description of the activities and analyses carried out by Statistics Canada to meet the need for data on this population.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Journals and periodicals: 91-214-X
    Description:

    This publication presents annual estimates of population for subprovincial areas of Canada, such as census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs), economic regions (ERs) and census divisions (CDs). The following components of population change are also presented: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial and intraprovincial migration. The estimates are based on the most recent census of population results available at the time of publication, which have been adjusted for census net undercoverage (including adjustment for incompletely enumerated Indian reserves). This publication also contains highlights and an analysis of the most recent demographic trends, as well as a description of the concepts, methods and data quality of the estimates.

    Release date: 2020-02-13

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2019089
    Description:

    This infographic provides information on the number and characteristics of gig workers, including gender, regional, and occupational differences.

    Release date: 2019-12-16

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201900100017
    Description:

    Among immigrants who came to Canada recently, some are seniors over the age of 65. This study examines the factors associated with the low-income rate of senior immigrants, with a focus on access to Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefits.

    Release date: 2019-12-03

  • Articles and reports: 92F0138M2019002
    Description:

    This working paper describes the preliminary 2021 census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations and is presented for user feedback. The paper briefly describes the changes to some of the census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations and includes tables and maps that list and illustrate these changes to their limits and to the component census subdivisions.

    Release date: 2019-11-13

  • Articles and reports: 75F0002M2019010
    Description:

    This study aims to profile workers in the homelessness support field. This group was defined by classifying workers based on specific occupations and industry of employment. Using data from the 2016 Census of Population, various socio-economic characteristics for these workers are presented. The study profiles these individuals by geography, age, sex, educational attainment, Aboriginal identity and visible minority status. The study also addresses their work patterns, earnings and low income status. Some discussion of the limitations of available data and insights into potential future areas for research follow.

    Release date: 2019-09-23

  • Articles and reports: 89-657-X2019009
    Description:

    According to the 2016 Census, the number of individuals living in Canada who reported Jewish ethnic origins was lower than the number who reported Jewish ethnic origins according to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS).

    This paper seeks to describe the investigation that occurred during the certification of the 2016 Census results, and provide additional information related to the population whose responses changed over time. It includes sections related to: different factors that may have caused the drop in reported Jewish ethnic origins; effects of changes to the list of ethnic origin examples over time; ethnic origin responses for those who dropped "Jewish" as a response in 2016; and sociodemographic characteristics of the population who changed their responses.

    Release date: 2019-07-26
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  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content and applications of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    Release date: 2020-11-18

  • Notices and consultations: 98-26-0001
    Description:

    This white paper presents Statistics Canada’s planned approach to the 2021 Census of Population and provides a clear explanation of the processes behind the census program, touching on historical, legal, operational and content aspects. Statistics Canada recognizes that it is important to not only successfully conduct the census, but also to be transparent and informative about the way in which those efforts are accomplished. Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population gives readers an exclusive, detailed look at how census data is collected, analyzed and given back to Canadians, in the form of high-quality statistical information, used to make evidence-based decisions in Canadian society.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020001
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of family and demographic concepts, and activities of daily living, which includes the following topics: demographic concepts, sex at birth and gender, and activities of daily living. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020002
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada, which includes the following topics: immigration and citizenship, place of birth of person/parents, ethnic or cultural origins, population groups, religion, language, and minority language educational rights. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020003
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of Indigenous peoples, which includes the following topics: returning content, membership within a Métis organization or Settlement, and enrollment under an Inuit land claims agreement. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020004
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of education, labour, commuting, and Veterans, which includes the following topics: education, labour market conditions, commuting to work, and Veteran and military service. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020005
    Description:

    This fact sheet offers a concise overview of updated—new or modified—content for the 2021 Census of Population that is specific to the theme of income and expenditures, and housing, which includes the following topics: income and expenditures, and housing. The changes considered for these topics are explained, along with the resulting approach for 2021.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-00012020020
    Description:

    This fact sheet provides detailed insight into the design and methodology of the content test component of the 2019 Census Test. This test evaluated changes to the wording and flow of some questions, as well as the potential addition of new questions, to help determine the content of the 2021 Census of Population.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Notices and consultations: 98-20-00022020001
    Description:

    The 2019 Census Test included three different versions of a question on ethnic or cultural origins. This paper summarizes the results of the 2019 Census Test and, using these results, provides the rationale for modifying the question on ethnic or cultural origins.

    Release date: 2020-07-20

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-20-0001
    Description:

    This is a series of 20 fact sheets offering an overview of changes in content for the 2021 Census questionnaire. There are 19 fact sheets focusing on new and modified content and one fact sheet providing information about the design and methodology of the 2019 Census Content Test.

    Release date: 2020-07-20
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