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Census Canada

Statistics Canada conducts a national census of population every five years and releases the data with a two-year lag.The Census of Population is the primary source of sociodemographic data for specific population groups, such as lone-parent families, Indigenous peoples, immigrants, seniors and language groups. The Census of Population is an essential tool for understanding how Canada is changing over time.Census information is central to planning at all levels. Whether starting a business, monitoring a government program, planning transportation needs or choosing the location for a school, Canadians use census data every day to inform their decisions.

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