Census

Signage marks the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. A new report from Statistics Canada says that visible minorities are more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to earn a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate diploma but less likely to find jobs that offer the same pay and benefits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Statistics Canada finds people of colour generally more educated but paid less

Many racialized populations had levels of education well above the national average

 

A passenger ferry, operated by Halifax Transit, makes its way across the Halifax harbour to the Woodside ferry terminal in Dartmouth, N.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. Statistics Canada says that Moncton, N.B., and Halifax were the fastest-growing urban regions in Canada in the past year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives

Moncton, Halifax top list of fastest-growing urban regions, Statistics Canada says

Atlantic cities had growth rates last year of more than twice that of Canada for the same period

 

Ukrainian nationals fleeing the ongoing war in Ukraine, left, arrive in Montreal, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Canada’s population experienced a surprise boom in the third quarter, increasing at the fastest quarterly rate since 1957. The federal agency is attributing the boom to a rise in non-permanent residents, including work permit holders and refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canada’s population growing faster than it has in decades: StatCan

Statistics Canada says the country’s population grew by 362,453 people between July and October

 

Protesters march in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. China’s tough zero-COVID lockdowns have been linked to a rare wave of protests across the country in recent weeks — but immigration industry experts say the pandemic rules are also fuelling a surge in immigration to Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ng Han Guan

Chinese immigration to Canada record high from 2015, as some flee zero-COVID strategy

COVID restrictions have been a new motivator for potential Chinese immigrants, one expert suggests

Protesters march in Beijing, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. China’s tough zero-COVID lockdowns have been linked to a rare wave of protests across the country in recent weeks — but immigration industry experts say the pandemic rules are also fuelling a surge in immigration to Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Ng Han Guan
A sign for help wanted is pictured in a business window in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed light on the changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force as well as how people got to work last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

2.8 million fewer commuters in 2021 than in 2016 during shift toward remote work

A sign for help wanted is pictured in a business window in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed light on the changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force as well as how people got to work last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

B.C. is Canada’s least religious province, has country’s 6 least religious metro areas

For the first time, non-religious people outnumber religious people in British Columbia

St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A woman walks through an abandoned church in Thunder Bay, Ont., Friday, March 4, 2016. Statistics Canada says 34.6 per cent of people in this country have no religious affiliation — more than ever before. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

More Canadians than ever have no religious affiliation, census shows

Growth in the non-religious population, decline in people reporting as Christian linked

A woman walks through an abandoned church in Thunder Bay, Ont., Friday, March 4, 2016. Statistics Canada says 34.6 per cent of people in this country have no religious affiliation — more than ever before. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine street Monday April 6, 2020 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Record share of Canadians are immigrants or permanent residents, census shows

Statistics Canada says immigration is the main driver of population growth

Pedestrians walk down St. Catherine street Monday April 6, 2020 in Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Simon LaFrançois, owner and brewer at Fernie Alpine Springs. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

Fernie’s French-speaking community growing

The number of locals who can speak both French and English increased by 36 percent between 2016 and 2021

Simon LaFrançois, owner and brewer at Fernie Alpine Springs. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
Lori Idlout, the federal member of Parliament for Nunavut and NDP representative, said after constituents raise issues around housing, elder care and mental health, language is next on their list. Idlout poses for a photo in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Census records fewer Indigenous-language speakers, but bump in youngest generation

About 243,000 people reported being able to speak an Indigenous language

Lori Idlout, the federal member of Parliament for Nunavut and NDP representative, said after constituents raise issues around housing, elder care and mental health, language is next on their list. Idlout poses for a photo in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette responds to the Opposition while Quebec Premier François Legault, right, reacts during question period on June 1, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. Jolin-Barrette says new data from the Canadian census shows the French language is in danger in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

New census data showing French ‘in danger’ spurs debate ahead of Quebec election

Anglophone rights group worries data will be used to portray English speakers as a threat

French Language Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette responds to the Opposition while Quebec Premier François Legault, right, reacts during question period on June 1, 2022, at the legislature in Quebec City. Jolin-Barrette says new data from the Canadian census shows the French language is in danger in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
The latest census figures show a record high number of people in Canada now have a mother tongue other than French or English. People shop in Chinatown in Vancouver, Friday, February 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Census data shows linguistic diversity on the rise in Canada

A growing number of new immigrants to Canada are bringing with them…

The latest census figures show a record high number of people in Canada now have a mother tongue other than French or English. People shop in Chinatown in Vancouver, Friday, February 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.

Proportion of French speakers declines nearly everywhere in Canada, including Quebec

1 in 10 Quebecers report speaking predominantly English at home

People walk by bilingual signs for a commercial space for lease in the city of Westmount on the island of Montreal on August 5, 2022. Statistics Canada will publish its latest census release on languages this morning. The release, which reflects data from 2017 to 2021, will shed light on the state of English, French, and non-official languages in the country. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes.
Fernie seen from Mount Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Census data reveals CERB payments in Elk Valley

Over 20 percent of Fernie received pandemic payments, compared to 14 percent of Sparwood and 12 percent of Elkford

Fernie seen from Mount Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
As soon as businesses closed their doors in compliance with public COVID-19 health measures, it became near-impossible for Stephanie Fortin to find work. Fortin is photographed in Ottawa, Monday, July 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canadian incomes went up in 2020 amid uptake of pandemic benefits: census data

Incomes trended 9.8 per cent higher during the early pandemic than five years earlier

As soon as businesses closed their doors in compliance with public COVID-19 health measures, it became near-impossible for Stephanie Fortin to find work. Fortin is photographed in Ottawa, Monday, July 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Multigenerations living under one roof is becoming increasingly common, Statistics Canada’s latest tranche of census data revealed Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Roommates, multi-generational homes rising amid increasing costs, immigration: census

Number of homes being shared grew by 45 per cent over the last 20 years

A person walks by a row of houses in Toronto on Tuesday July 12, 2022. Multigenerations living under one roof is becoming increasingly common, Statistics Canada’s latest tranche of census data revealed Wednesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
The District of Elkford office. File Photo. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)

‘It’s a growing community’: Young families drive Elkford population growth

Population has grown by 250 since 2016, youngest age bracket makes up 20.9 per cent

The District of Elkford office. File Photo. (Joshua Fischlin/The Free Press)
District of Sparwood gateway banner. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sparwood stays young with working families

Sparwood is home to more young people on average than the rest of Canada, and also more men

District of Sparwood gateway banner. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Fernie seen from Mount Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Fernie holds onto its youth in 2021

Fernie is almost two years younger than the average Canadian according to the latest Stats Can data

Fernie seen from Mount Fernie. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A tradesperson stands atop a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Census shows apartment growth, but supply remains the main issue in B.C.: experts

Apartments in buildings with 5 or more storeys, make up 10.9 per cent of all dwellings in B.C.

A tradesperson stands atop a condo tower under construction, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck