The census is one of the most important sources of statistics for our country. Census information is important for all communities and is vital for planning services.
What is a census?
In Canada, a census is taken every five years and will provide a statistical portrait of the country and its people.
In Canada, it is mandatory for all residents to participate in the census. This includes Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, refugee claimants, and people who hold a work or study permit.
Completing the questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as schools, daycare, housing, police services, fire protection, roads, public transit, skills training for employment and used daily in Economic Development.
A sample of Report the Brampton Economic Development and Tourism Office created using past census data:
The census information is also used by Brampton businesses and entrepreneurs to make better decisions regarding their operations, locations and target markets.
The Economic Development and Tourism Office is counting on each City of Brampton household to complete and return the 2016 census form!
You can now complete your 2016 census online at www.census.gc.ca
, by simply entering your 16-digit secure access code and following the instructions.
If you received a letter for Statistics Canada regarding the 2016 census, your secure access code is located at the top of the page.
If you received a paper questionnaire, your secure access code is located at the top right corner of the first page.