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Statistics Canada is currently conducting a public consultation on the 2026 Census of Population. The online consultation questionnaire allows Canadians to provide input on the census to help determine the content and dissemination strategy of the next Census. The full announcement and link to participate in the survey is below:

Statistics Canada is conducting a public consultation on the 2026 Census of Population starting January 9, 2023. We encourage you to participate in this online consultation and invite you to forward information about the consultation to other census data users.

Your feedback is valuable

The online consultation questionnaire is designed to gather information about how and why Canadians use census data, the type of information they believe should be available from the census, and details of other data sources that could be used to supplement or replace current census content. The information gathered during consultations will help Statistics Canada assess the data needs of Canadians and evaluate whether emerging social and economic trends are reflected. Your feedback will help Statistics Canada determine the content of the 2026 Census of Population questionnaire.

Comments collected during the consultation may be published anonymously in the 2026 Census of Population Content Consultation Report, which will be available on the Statistics Canada website in the fall of 2024.

Your participation is easy and secure

Accessing the questionnaire
To start the online consultation questionnaire, click on the link below:

Complete the consultation questionnaire

If the complete the consultation questionnaire link does not open:

Although voluntary, your participation is important so that the information collected is as accurate and complete as possible. Statistics Canada is committed to respecting the privacy of consultation participants. All personal information collected by the agency is protected by the Privacy Act.

For consultation related inquiries
Contact us Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).

For technical assistance or other inquiries

*Note: If you use an operator-assisted relay service, you can call us during regular business hours. You do not need to authorize the operator to contact us.

For additional information, please visit:

Thank you in advance for your participation.