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How to Find and Use Canadian Census Data

Start Time: Friday, December 2, 2022 11:00am

End Time: Friday, December 2, 2022 12:00pm

Online: Link emailed to participants

The 2021 Census gives a data-driven snapshot on the people of Canada - where they live, where they come from, what they do, how they identify themselves, and who their family are. Through 2022, Statistics Canada is releasing new themes from the census to the public.

This session will show you how to find and use StatCan census data by highlighting key changes in Canada's social and demographic fabric. You'll walk away being able to find and pivot your way through census tables on Canada's peoples. 

The Library is holding this session 3 times in Fall 2022, using data released just two days before each webinar. These are:

  • Sept 23 Webinar: introduces the Census and its data on Canada's Indigenous peoples and on Canada's housing portrait (released Sept 21).
  • Oct 28 Webinar: introduces the Census using immigration, cultural, and religious composition data as examples (released Oct 26)
  • Dec 2 Webinar: introduces the Census using education and labour force data as examples (released Nov 30)

Skills Acquired:

By the end of this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • The results of the 2021 census
  • How to search, manipulate, download, and interpret Census 2021 data tables
  • How to clean your data for use in Excel, SPSS, Stata, and other applications
  • How to use Beyond 20/20, the StatCan data archiving utility (Windows only)