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Civic Census 2020

Interested in doing a job that counts?

Become a Civic Census worker. Apply by March 6.

There are two Census Worker positions available for 2020: Census Outreach Worker and Census Taker. Please review the position descriptions below and consider applying if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Able to complete training in March/April;
  • Able to walk in seasonable weather conditions;
  • Able to walk up and down stairs in a residential neighbourhood;
  • Carry 9.0 kg (20 lbs);
  • Able to operate an iPad (training is provided);
  • Census Takers need to be Available to collect census information door-to-door starting April 20, 2020 until their assigned areas are complete (typically, within 3 weeks); and,
  • Census Outreach Workers need to be available to collect census information at specified locations starting April 6-19, 2020.

Census Outreach Worker

Census Outreach workers will be assigned shifts at locations between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. in three (3) hour shifts per day throughout the City (e.g., public libraries, malls, recreation centres) where they will approach citizens and assist them in completing their census using an iPad. Census outreach will take place between April 6 and 19, 2020.  For pay rates, view Being a Census Worker.

Census Taker

Census Takers go door-to-door visiting homes to collect census information using iPads. To be successful, Census takers manage their own hours which may vary during the day, evening and on weekends between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to ensure completion. Census Takers work April 20 until their assigned areas are complete (typically, within 3 weeks).  For pay rates, view Being a Census Worker.

Interested in doing a job that counts?


  • A security clearance is required before any final offer of position(s). An invite to an Online Police Information Check (PIC) will be sent to applicants who are required to complete a PIC. (Census Workers who had completed a PIC in 2019 may not be required to complete one again.)
  • Training is mandatory.



    Census application outage


    Due to system maintenance, the census application tool will not be available on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, from 12 a.m. until 12 p.m. (noon). Please access the application tool outside the maintenance time.​


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The Census Results book contains a summary of current data, historical data, ward comparisons, and ward and community summaries.


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