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Census (Canadian Population Census)


Statistics Canada conducts the Census of Population in order to develop a statistical portrait of Canada and Canadians on one specific day. The census is designed to provide information about people and housing units in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics.

RDC applications requesting Census data (including the 2011 National Household Survey) must include a detailed table outlining the variables that will be employed in the research.

You can use this website to help you create your table. You can also use this file: table model and variables.

More details are available here:

Publications using this survey

Boyd, M., and Worts D. (2017).  Comparing immigrant children in Canada and the United States: Similarities and differences. (Esses, V., and Abelson D., Ed.),{Twenty-First-Century Immigration to North America: Newcomers in Turbulent Times}, 2, Montréal, QC: McGill-Queen's University Press. Abstract
Jinah, A. (2016).  The association between neighbourhood walkability and adult body mass index in urban Canada: A cross-sectional analysis. Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. London, ON: University of Western Ontario. Abstract
Marchand, J. (2016).  The distributional impacts of an energy boom in western Canada. (Green, D. A., W. Riddell C., and St-Hilaire F., Ed.),{Income inequality: The Canadian story}, 239-247. Abstract
Bakhtiarizadeh, H. (2016).  The effect of innovation on income inequality in Canadian cities. Urban Studies Program. Vancouver, BC: Simon Fraser University. Abstract