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Today, Statistics Canada is releasing the first results from the 2021 Census of Population. These results focus on the growth in population and dwellings from 2016 to 2021 at the national, provincial and territorial levels, as well as for various subprovincial geographical levels.

Several 2021 Census products are also available today on the 2021 Census Program web module. This web module has been designed to provide easy access to census data, free of charge.

Analytical products include two articles in The Daily and two articles in the Census in Brief series.

Data products include the population and dwelling counts for a wide range of standard geographic areas, available through the Census Profile and Highlight tables.

Focus on Geography provides data and highlights on key topics found in this Daily release and in the Census in Brief articles at various levels of geography. In addition, a new data visualization, Ranking of the 10 most populated municipalities, 1901 to 2021, is now available.

Reference materials are designed to help users make the most of census data. They include the Guide to the Census of Population, 2021, the Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021, and the 2021 Census of Population questionnaires. Both the Dictionary and the Guide are updated with additional information throughout the release cycle.

Geography-related 2021 Census Program products and services can be found under Geography. This includes GeoSearch, an interactive mapping tool, and thematic maps, which show data for various standard geographic areas, along with the Focus on Geography and Census Program Data Viewer, which are data visualization tools.

Over the coming months, Statistics Canada will continue to release results from the 2021 Census of Population, and provide an even more comprehensive picture of the Canadian population. Please see the 2021 Census release schedule to find out when data and analysis on the different topics will be released throughout 2022.