Statistical announcement - 2016 Census: Collection begins in May across Canada

OTTAWA, April 18, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Statistics Canada is pleased to announce that the 2016 Census is almost here, with collection beginning in May across Canada.

In early May, Canadians will be receiving their census letter in the mail with instructions on how to conveniently complete their questionnaire online. A toll-free number will also be included for respondents who would prefer to request a paper questionnaire.

Census information is important for communities across Canada and is used in planning services such as child care, schooling, public transportation, housing, skills training for employment, and police and fire services.

Census data is also used in making decisions—for communities, provinces and territories, and the country as a whole. Watch for the census letter in the mail in early May.

More information on the 2016 Census can be found on the census website.

Cette annonce statistique est aussi disponible en français.


SOURCE Statistics Canada

Image with caption: "2016 Census (CNW Group/Statistics Canada)". Image available at:

For further information: Media Relations at 613-951-4636 or


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890