OTTAWA – Statistics Canada is this morning scheduled to release the first set of findings from last year’s census conducted amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s release details the population numbers on last year’s census date, outlining how rapidly the population grew over the previous five years, and where that increase took place.
There will also be detailed information on the population of the city centers and rural areas of the country, as well as the number of houses.
The census provides the most detailed portrait of Canada’s population used by governments to plan the construction of new schools, roads, and hospitals, and to calculate federal transfers to regions. province to cover health care costs.
Statistics Canada plans to add more flourishes to the numbers exercise as this year begins to reveal more information about how the country ages, changes between indigenous populations and operating during the pandemic.
The pandemic is expected to affect census results, although experts say the country may have to wait a few years to know if COVID-19 causes a permanent or temporary change. population portrait or not.
This Canadian Press report was first published on February 9, 2022.