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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. You can read a brief history of the Census on the Canadian encyclopedia.

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

Aydede, Y., and Dar A. (2017).  Is the lower return to immigrants' foreign schooling a postarrival problem in Canada?. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 6 (4), 1-25., February Abstract
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
Édouard, R., and Duhaime G. (2017).  Modernité, pauvreté monétaire et lien social dans l'Inuit Nunangat. (Duhaime, G., and Édouard R., Ed.),{Pauvreté quotidienne, pauvreté planétaire}, 219-257.Québec, QC: NOTA BENE. Abstract