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Message from the Chief Statistician of Canada

By law, a census is conducted every five years. Statistics Canada is seeking your voluntary participation in this important test in preparation for the 2016 Census. It is important that you complete your census test questionnaire by October 3, 2014.

In order to reduce the number of questions in this questionnaire, Statistics Canada will obtain your income information from your personal income tax and benefits records.

Your answers are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act and will be kept strictly confidential. The information that you provide may be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes or be combined with other survey or administrative data sources.

Your participation in this test will ensure that the 2016 Census continues to meet the needs of Canadians for quality census information.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Wayne R. Smith
Chief Statistician of Canada