Chris' Corner: Today is Census Deadline Day in Canada

Today is Census Deadline Day in Canada

May 10th, 2011 is the day that all Canadians are to have completed the census questionnaires that were delivered to every Canadian household.

Please ensure that you fill out your form and mail it in the green envelope provided, or, preferably, submit your information online @ using the secure access code supplied in your census envelope.

The information you provide is private and confidential (you have the option of having this information released publicly in 92 years, but this is your option, and you can choose to keep the information supplied private forever.

If you have completed your information, either online or on paper, GREAT!!!

If you have not, please make the time today to complete your census information. 

By taking a "snapshot" of our country as of May 10, 2011, our government can use this information to help make decisions on how and where government resources are spent.  This information is also used to help our government plan effectively for our future.
By completing your census information as accurately as possible, you are giving our government better information to use in making decisions on our behalf.

To read a previous post on our census, click here. .

Chris Smith CSSBB
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Comment balloon 9 commentsChris Smith • May 10 2011 08:19AM


Oh Canada, what a wonderful place to live. I hope everyone did their duty and filled out the survey, very important.

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 9 years ago

Chris, thank you very much for this post. I do realize the importance of filling out the cencus, but I had absolutely no idea that today was the deadline. It's been sitting on my dining room table since it came in the mail and I have been putting off filling it out. I will get that done today for sure, it's very important for policy making that Canadians are counted.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

David, thank you for your encouragement.

Malcolm, it was so easy to do online...

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Thanks David for the reminder. I have done my duty and reported truthfully. Do puppies count?

Posted by Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria (RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton)) about 9 years ago

I filled mine out online, easy safe and DONE

Posted by Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team (Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC) about 9 years ago

We can go to jail - if you didn't fill it out.  Good Grief.   Just the same I filled it out, and did my bit.

Posted by Terri Stephens, REALTOR, Calgary & Airdrie 403-827-4663 (CIR REALTY ) about 9 years ago

I have strong objections to the census because imho it is a huge waste of our tax money!  The short form only asks how many people live in your household and the languages that they speak, or actually if they speak English and/or French.  Oh, my bad, it also asks the gender of the persons living in the household. How on earth is this useless information going to help the average Canadian or make any changes to our communities?  I have not yet done my "duty" as some here have called it.  I will fill it out eventually, with strong objections, because although there have been many people who are in fear of being jailed (which is so highly unlikely from everything that I have read online) there is the again a very highly unlikely "threat" that one might be fined $500 for refusal to co-operate.  I believe that FORCING someone like myself with such threats goes against my right to choose not to participate in this massive waste of taxpayers money.  I fail to see any benefit to anyone living in Canada other than those who are being employed by the government for the purpose of this census.  Total waste of millions that could be used in so many ways that would actually benefit the citizens of this countyr as well as the cities/communities in which they live.

What makes this even worse, for me, and all Canadians should be screaming in outrage over this, is the fact that Canda, due to NAFTA had to allow bids from American companies as well as Canadian ones for the online software and processing of results.  The successful bidder was Lockheed Martin in the U.S.A. which means that a large part of the millions being spent is going to an outsourcer in the U.S.A.!!!???

If anyone disagrees about the fact that a large part of the work has been outsourced to an American company just "google" it to get the facts.


Posted by Janine Daley about 9 years ago

Anyone who truly believes their private and personal information is private once it in government hands is naive. 

Governments at all levels have ample means to statistically assess and determine outcomes for programing needs, they just need to manage the existing operations so the right hand knows what the left hand is doing. Sadly, the government bureacracy is so out of control, there will be no end to the extent of their fumbling around. 

The only people really interested in the private information are government employees who are feathering their nest with ongoing requests for more program funding.

To conclude privacy is a myth designed to make people feel secure about releasing personal and private informatiion. Not far from a religious confession to the local priest given on the basis that the priest has a direct connection to God.

No, thanks. I'd rather be self-reliant and keep the government activities to a minimum.




Posted by Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys (Fear is a great motivator) about 9 years ago

I truely feel sorry for the minions that really believe Stats Can data contributes to new services, schools and hospitals.  IT DOESN'T

What Stats Can false information, such as seriously under reporting the inflation rate, does is - reduce raises to indexed pensions, reduces wage increases calculated using inflation numbers provided by Stats Can, causes interest rates to be kept artificially low robbing savers, rewarded the indebted and helping to boost the housing bubble.

Want me to go on?

Grow a set and refuse the census until Stats Canada STOPS manipulating the numbers to serve her masters and screw the working middle class.

Posted by Chilled almost 9 years ago