The new census will begin across the country in May 2021. In case you don’t already know: it can directly benefit you. That’s because the census gathers information that communities can use for their own decision making and self-governance.
Information you provide for the census will help make sure that your community has the data that it needs to plan everything from schools, daycare, housing and hospitals, to emergency services, roads and employment skills training.
Another important way you can contribute is to work for the census to help gather some of this data. It’s a great opportunity to make some extra money and practice useful organizational skills. With existing local knowledge and skills, you’ll also help ensure that the census accurately reflects the ever-evolving needs of your community.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more vital than ever that the 2021 Census is conducted by local residents, lowering the risk of outside cases entering your region. This is particularly true for many First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities who have worked hard to protect their communities from the virus.
Applying for a census job is simple. There are few qualifications required, and it’s an interesting and engaging way to contribute to your community while earning some cash and practicing valuable skills.
Find more information on how to apply at census.gc.ca/jobs.