The 2021 Census will begin online on May 3rd. Census data are critical to decision makers and Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In addition to informing public policy, census data are vital for planning schools, hospitals, daycare centres, family services, public transportation, and skills training for employment. In addition, census data support numerous municipal programs related to infrastructure and public transportation and are used to measure Canada’s sustainable development and environmental goals. Information from the 2021 Census will be even more crucial because it will help our community evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and to better plan for the future.
Statistics Canada has adapted the collection process to ensure that all Canadians remain safe while participating in this vital national exercise. Data collected in the 2021 Census will inform many of the economic and health-related policy decisions that must be made by all levels of government in the coming months and years, as the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the lives of Canadians.
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