Canadian Census Records

Canadian 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 census records for every decade from 1851 to 1911, and records of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta from 1906 and 1916. Agricultural information is available for some years as well.

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1911 Canadian Census Records
This fifth census of Canada covers the nine Canadian provinces and two territories of Canada as of 1911: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories. The records provide many details about Canadian individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, nationality, and origin. The names of those listed in the Canadian records are linked to actual record images of the 1911 Census.

1901 Canadian Census Records
The fourth census of Canada covers seven Canadian provinces - British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontairo, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec; two territories - the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories; and one district - the District of Keewatin. In 1901 the Northwest Territories was comprised of these seven districts: Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabasca, Franklin, Mackenzie, Saskatchewan, and Ungava. The census records provide many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, relationship to head of household, marital status, birthplace, religion, and occupation.

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The Canadian census records are a key starting point for Canadians interested in discovering their family story. The records provide vital details such as names of spouses, immigration years, occupations and so much more.

The Canadian Census Collection represents the first time ever that the 1851/2, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1906, 1911 and 1916 census records will be fully searchable online and fully indexed in one place. Now people across Canada and around the world can research their Canadian roots faster and easier than ever before.

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