Censuses

Censuses form 1825 to 1916 are available on the Library and Archives Canada website. Digitized microfilms are on the website.  Search the census using name or district to find a microfilm number and then go to Digitized Microfilms.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/Pages/census.aspx

1825 Census of Lower Canada

Data collected was names of heads of households and number of people in the household.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1825/Pages/about-census.aspx

1831 Census for Lower Canada

Data collected was names of heads of households and number of people in the household.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1831/Pages/about-census.aspx

1842 Censuses for Canada East and Canada West

This is limited with names of heads of households only and number of people in household.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-Canada-East/Pages/about-census.aspx

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1842-canada-west/Pages/about-census.aspx

1851 Census for the Province of Canada, including Canada East and West, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion and place of birth. An Agricultural census was also completed.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1851/Pages/about-census.aspx

1861 Census Canada East and West, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information. An Agricultural census was also completed.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1861/Pages/about-census.aspx

1870 Census of Manitoba

Completed after Manitoba joined Confederation. All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1870/Pages/about-census.aspx

1871 Census of Canada and Ontario

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1871/Pages/about-census.aspx

1881 Census of Canada

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1881/Pages/about-census.aspx

1891 Census ofCanada

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1891/Pages/about-census.aspx

1901 Census of Canada

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Territories, Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1901/Pages/about-census.aspx

1906 Census of Prairie Provinces

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1906/Pages/about-census.aspx

1911 Census of Canada

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1911/Pages/about-census.aspx

1916 Census of Prairie Provinces

All members of each household are listed with age, occupation, religion, place of birth and other information for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1916/Pages/about-census.aspx

1921 Census of Canada

The data base of this census is available only through ancestry.ca. This can also be accessed through the public library.

http://www.ancestry.ca/Census