This is not an exhaustive list of census data products and documentation. Data releases for the 2021 census will be ongoing with major releases planned up to November 30, 2022 and further releases to be expected.
This is not an exhaustive list of products and documentation, see the catalogue (last link in the documentation section) for more. More geographical products might make an appearance throughout 2022 and beyond.
For data about population, age, sex, dwellings, families, marital status, language, immigration and ethnocultural diversity, aboriginal peoples, education and labour, mobility and migration, language of work, income and housing.
For data about population, age, sex, dwellings, families, marital status and language.
For data about immigration and ethnocultural diversity, aboriginal peoples, education and labour, mobility and migration, language of work, income and housing.
Canadian Census AnalyserThe Canadian Census Analyser allows you to quickly extract data from census profiles, from 1961 to 2016, as well as access microdata from the census not available on Statistic Canada's website. Find the census profile section or the "data to map" series of slides and screen recordings on this page for information about accessing and downloading 2021 census data.
OdesiDalhousie does not subscribe to Odesi, but you can use it to do a variable search for Statistics Canada microdata available in the DLI collection. One important exception: microdata from many CORA opinion polls are available for download in Odesi.
SDA allows you to download microdata from Statistics Canada's surveys, and also to create online cross-tabs.
Halifax Open Data CatalogueThe Halifax Open Data Catalogue contains many downloadable datasets of interest to the HRM community. The interface also allows you to filter and visualize data online.
Nova Scotia Open Data PortalThe Nova Scotia Open Data Portal contains many datasets. I recommend downloading these datasets, but it's also possible to do some data visualization online.
Stat Can's Census Profile and Data TablesMore recent census profiles are also available through the Census Analyser through to 2016.
Beyond 20/20When downloading census data from Statistics Canada's website, ".ivt" or Beyond 20/20 files are a better alternative to ".csv" or Excel files because you can easily format your table before exporting data back to Excel-compatible formats. Windows only.
Interactive Data Tables (formerly known as CANSIM tables)CANSIM tables have been replaced by interactive data tables available on Statistics Canada's website which can be used to quickly view numbers online. Make sure to click on "Add/Remove" data to see all the options.