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Final 2016 Census release

Today, Statistics Canada released its final data series from the 2016 Census, including results on Education, Labour, Journey to Work, Language of Work, and Mobility and Migration.

Statistics Canada's The Daily published three bulletins summarizing key results for Education, Labour, and Journey to Work.  
Data Tables Check the Data Tables page to see data from new releases. The Census Profiles have been updated with data from this release and are now complete. Profile data is available to download at all standard geographies here.

With this last release, the Community Data Program team can place orders for a number of high priority tables which we expect to arrive early in the new year. First round orders will include Target Group Profiles - tables that replicate the Census Profile variables for specific demographic groups (visible minorities, recent immigrants, the population living alone, etc.). The Data Purchase and Access Working Group has been reviewing this order to make sure that the CDP obtains a wide range of useful tables to support social development and evidence-based decision making.
Please note that we are still waiting for the green light from Statistics Canada to order data tables at custom geographies.

In 2016, more than half of Canadians had college or university education, giving Canada the highest proportion of college graduates among OECD countries. See The Daily for information on educational gains for women and First Nations people.

See Canada's educational portrait, 2016 Census of Population

Thematic maps show educational attainment nationwide. In addition, there are three Census in Brief articles: Labour
The Daily helpfully summarizes the evolving working patterns of Canadians, including a larger proportion of working seniors, with several graphs.

See: Canadians in the workforce, 2016 Census of Population

Additional analytical products include: Journey to work
In 2016, more Canadians commuted to work and more of them took public transit than ever before, according to The Daily. A Census in Brief article discusses Commuters using sustainable transportation in census metropolitan areas.

See Journey to work, 2016 Census of Population 

Using the Data

The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) allows you to make your own thematic maps of Canada. You can select a place, choose the statistical data you want to see, and look at the information in different ways. A Quick Tutorial will walk you through a typical scenario.
You can view thematic maps showing 2011-2016 population change by Census Division, Census Subdivision and Census Tract or use the updated Focus on Geography series, which presents data highlights for each of the major releases of the 2016 Census through text, tables, maps and figures. 
Have a question about the data? The CDP team is available to answer your questions, but you may find the answers in the Reference Guides for each category.


Learn more 

In the coming days, Statistics Canada is offering chat sessions with their experts to discuss the findings of this release.
  • Education and Labour on Friday, December 1, 201712:30 to 13:30
  • Journey to work, language of work, mobility and migration on Monday, December 4, 201712:30 to 13:30
Environics Analytics will also present a webinar with Doug Norris on the final Census Data Release on Thursday, December 7, 2017 2:00 pm. Register Here.

Now that the data have all been released, the Community Data Program team will be hosting a follow-up to last year’s webinar on the 2016 Census. We are looking to hold the event in January 2018 – keep a look out for the announcement once we have settled on the date with Statistics Canada.

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