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Guide to the Census

Guide for understanding the census and creating census maps.

About the Census

Information from Statistics Canada

Information about the Census of Population  Data tables and geography products.

Census Dictionary  Detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, universes, variables, and geographic terms.

History of the Census of Canada

General Census Guide (Find instructions on using census records to do genealogical research. These records contain detailed information about individuals and their families)

Indigenous Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Finding Aid 300: other census and related documents (1640 to 1945) (archived)

Information from the City of Calgary

Civic Census General Information