Census of Canada resources: Lessons

About the Census

  1. Key resources
  2. Lessons
  3. Data

Census Teacher's Kits Historical censuses Other links

 Census Teacher's Kits

2011 Census Teacher's Kit
(elementary to secondary and adult education)

Cross-curricular activities help students learn the purpose of Canada's census and how the collected information can be used.

2006 Census Results Teacher's Kit
(intermediate and secondary)

Develop critical thinking with these innovative lessons. Students apply reasoned judgement to locate, interpret and analyse the latest census data.

  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Effects of Population Change (PDF)
  • Lesson 2: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population (PDF)
  • Lesson 3: What is a Family? (PDF)
  • Lesson 4: Immigration: The Changing Face of Canada (PDF)
  • Lesson 5: The First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of Canada (PDF)
  • Lesson 6: The Changing Nature of Work, Employment, and Education in Canada (PDF)
  • Lesson 7: Ethnic Origins and Visible Minorities (PDF)
  • Lesson 8: Earnings and Incomes of Canadians Over the Past Quarter Century (PDF)

Getting ready for the 2006 Census Teacher's Kit
(elementary, intermediate, secondary and adult education ABE/ESL)
Activities to understand the purposes of Canada's census.

 Historical censuses

 Other links

  • Population pyramids lessons (view) (intermediate and secondary)
  • Lessons using census data in E-STAT (view) (intermediate and secondary)