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2021 Federal Census

January 25 2021

Please see below an email the Town of Onoway received from Statistics Canada.

Dear Mayor:

I am pleased to inform you that the next census will take place in May 2021. I am writing today to seek your support to increase awareness of the census among residents of your community.

For over a century, Canadians have relied on census data to tell them about how their country is changing and what matters to them. We all depend on key socioeconomic trends and census analysis to make important decisions that have a direct impact on our families, neighbourhoods and businesses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada has adapted to ensure that the 2021 Census is conducted throughout the country in the best possible way, using a safe and secure approach.

Statistics Canada will be hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to assist with census collection. We would like to work with you and your municipality to ensure that your residents are aware and informed of these job opportunities.

Furthermore, your support in encouraging your residents to complete the census will have a direct impact on gathering the data needed to plan, develop and evaluate programs and services such as schools, daycare, family services, housing, emergency services, roads, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Council of the Town of Onoway supports the 2021 Census, and encourages all residents to complete their census questionnaire online at, when it is available in May 2021.  Accurate and complete census data support programs and services that benefit our community.

Thank you in advance for supporting the 2021 Census.

Yours sincerely,

Geoff Bowlby
Director General, Census Management Office
Statistics Canada / Government of Canada

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