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Canadian Census 1921 - 2013 Release

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Mark Report 23 Nov 2012 12:43

1921 Canadian Census to be Released in 2013

Canadian laws dictate that the country's census records must be kept private for 92 years. After that time, the records are transferred to Library and Archives Canada and will be opened for public use. That means that the census taken on June 1st, 1921, should be made transferred on June 1st, 2013. However,the census records will NOT be available to the public on that day.

The law stipulates that the records are to be transferred to Library and Archives Canada on that date and the records are to be made available. However, government personnel will require some time to receive the records, catalog, scan, and place the images online. The work cannot begin until June 1st of 2013 so we can assume that public availability will not occur until some time after that date.

The Library and Archives Canada Blog states, "Our intention is to make it available to researchers online, in the same format as previous censuses, as soon as possible after that date."