1916 Canadian Census

1916 Canadian Census
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General information
Date takenJune 1, 1916
Total population8,001,000 (estimate)

In 1916 the Government of Canada conducted the second of a series of special censuses covering the rapidly expanding Northwest Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. These censuses were conducted every ten years from 1906 to 1946. This census was conducted as at June 1, 1916.

It was the ninth census for Manitoba and the third census for Saskatchewan and Alberta. Three documents, known as schedules, were used to collect data: Schedule 1 for Population; Schedule 2 for Farm Property, Field Crops, Animals and Animal Products; and Schedule 3 for Domestic Animals, Dairy Products. Information for 1,686,666 individuals was collected by enumerators as follows: Manitoba 548,831; Saskatchewan 642,484; Alberta 495,351.

The entire population of Canada for 1916 was estimated at 8,001,000, an increase of 0.3% over the previous year.[citation needed]

The paper records of responses were microfilmed and the original paper forms were destroyed. Only Schedule 1 was preserved. The microfilm has since been scanned and converted into a series of images which are now available online at the Library and Archives Canada web site.[1]


  1. ^ "About the 1916 Census". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 14, 2015.

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