2016 Census - It's Not too Late!
It’s not too late to complete your census questionnaire.
Go to www.census.gc.ca to complete it online. Enter your 16-digit secure access code and follow the instructions. If you received a census letter, your secure access code is located at top of the page. If you received a paper census questionnaire, your secure access code is located at the top right corner of the first page. Alternatively, you can complete a paper copy and return it in the green envelope accompanying the questionnaire.
Complete your questionnaire today. It’s important! For more information, visit www.census.gc.ca or call 1-855-700-2016. Respondents who use TTY (a telecommunications device for people who are deaf)can call 1-866-753-7083.
The 2016 Census means services and increased grant dollars for the taxpayers of Melfort, so it's important to be counted. The census collects demographic information on every man, woman and child living in Canada. Information from the Census of Population is used by all levels of government, businesses, and various social service organizations and ethno-cultural organizations. The data are used in the administration of government programs and in planning pensions, healthcare, employment programs, new schools, public transit, hospitals, daycare centres, etc.
All residents of Canada are legally required to complete either the short- or long-form census questionnaire, according to the Statistics Act.
Statistics Canada is bound by law to protect the confidentiality of the information respondents provide in the census. Only Statistics Canada employees who have taken the oath of secrecy have access to census questionnaires.
Click here for more information about the 2016 Census and frequently asked questions.