More than 27 million Canadians (about three in four) live in one of Canada’s large urban centres, such as Montreal.

Statistics Canada has released the first results of the 2021 census, reporting how much Canada’s population has grown – and where.

Canada conducts a census every five years. Every household in the country completes a short, confidential questionnaire. Statistics Canada collects and analyzes the data, then publishes reports to help Canadians better understand our changing country and its people.