About this collection
Census records are the official enumeration of the Canadian population. They are one of the most useful resources for family history researchers as they help you discover when and where your ancestors were born, names of parents, siblings (and neighbours), the year of immigration to Canada and other interesting details that may vary from decade to decade. You may discover names, ages, occupations, religion, relationships, marital status, births or deaths during the year, immigration and naturalization dates, and more. We offer indexes and images to Canadian censuses for every decade from 1851 to 1911, and censuses of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta from 1906 and 1916. Agricultural information is available for some census years as well.