2021 Census content related to diversity, mobility and migration is now available.
October 26, 2022
On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Statistics Canada released data and analyses from the 2021 Census on citizenship and immigration, ethnocultural and religious diversity, and mobility and migration in Canada.
These census releases provide new insights and an updated portrait of family diversity in Canada, with data on a variety of indicators related to people born outside the country; children with an immigrant background; ethnic and cultural identities; religious affiliation; and people who belong to groups designated as “visible minorities.”
The following census products are now available:
- Immigrants make up the largest share of the population in over 150 years and continue to shape who we are as Canadians (article)
- The Canadian census: A rich portrait of the country’s religious and ethnocultural diversity (article)
- Overview of Canadian Citizenship in 2021 (infographic)
- Data tables on mobility status of Canadians by mother tongue, marital status, age, and gender, by geography:
This release builds on our growing understanding of the Family Identity lens of the Vanier Institute’sFamily Diversities and Wellbeing Framework.
Resources from the Vanier Institute on family diversity:
- Family Diversity and Wellbeing Framework (February 2022)
- Metrics to Meaning: Capturing the Diversity of Couples in Canada (June 2021)
- Statistical Snapshot: Family Diversity in Canada (February 2018)
On the same day, Statistics Canada also released data and analyses on mobility and migration among Canadians, both within and outside Canada.
On November 30, 2022, the final major 2021 Census release will include data on education, labour, commuting, language of work, and instruction in the minority official language.