Enumerator - Census jobs across Canada

An Enumerator’s duties may vary, depending on the type of assignment.

Duties include:

  • dropping off census questionnaires at dwellings in a specified area and listing the address of each dwelling
  • conducting in-person interviews to obtain completed questionnaires
  • collecting census information from people living in collective dwellings (for example, hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and school residences)
  • contacting respondents by phone and in person to obtain completed questionnaires.

Period of employment:

  • From early April to the end of July 2016 (start dates and length of employment will vary by assignment).

Rate of pay:

  • $16.31 per hour, plus authorized expenses.


  • experience dealing with people
  • able to follow written instructions and read maps
  • willing to work long hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as required
  • computer literate and access to a home computer with Internet functionality
  • industrious, tactful, conscientious, reliable, energetic and capable of exercising good judgement
  • possession of a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle (required in some areas)
  • 18 years of age or older prior to start of duties
  • a Canadian citizen or eligible to work in Canada:  
    • as a permanent resident;
    • on a work permit (temporary residents with a valid work permit, temporary residents with a study permit and valid work permit, refugees with a valid work permit); or
    • with a visitor record clearly indicating authorization to work in Canada.


  • Hiring preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
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