1946 Canadian census

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The 1946 Canadian census was the fifth, and last, of a series of special censuses conducted by the Government of Canada covering the rapidly expanding Northwest Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. These censuses were conducted every ten years from 1906 to 1946, and ceased when the nationwide census switched from decennial (every year ending in 1) to quinquennial (every year ending in 1 or 6) in 1956. This census was conducted as of June 1, 1946.

1946 Canadian census

← 1941 June 1, 1946 1951 →

General information
Total population12,292,000 (estimate)

The entire population of Canada for 1946 was estimated at 12,292,000, an increase of 1.8% over the previous year. [1]

Canada's Statistics Act legislation does not permit the release of personal information until 92 years have elapsed. Detailed information from this census is not due for release until 2038.[2]

The previous census was the nationwide 1941 census and the following census was the nationwide 1951 census.


  1. ^ "Population of Canada and the provinces". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  2. ^ "After 1921". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2015.