It’s not too late!

Although the deadline has passed, it is not too late to complete the 2016 census without penalty! Click here for more information about how you can complete the 2016 census today.

Statistics Canada conducts a census every five years. The most recent census was mailed out earlier in May 2016. The census provides a statistical portrait of the country and its people. In Canada, it is mandatory for all residents to participate in the census.

Why is the census important?

The census collects demographic information on every man, woman and child living in Canada. Information from the census will be used by governments, businesses, associations, community organizations and many others to make important decisions for your community, your province or territory, and the entire country.

Census information is important for your community and is used in planning services such as schools, public transportation, senior housing and police and fire services.

Population estimates obtained from the census are used to allocate transfer payments from the federal government to the provinces and territories, and from the provinces to municipalities.

Métis self-identification

The census allows individuals to self-identify as Métis, which will help to improve the well-being of Métis children, families and communities. This is an important step in helping to gain more recognition and support for the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and will assist in the creation of stronger MNO programs and services. Let us work together to make the Métis Nation stronger.

Published on: May 17, 2016