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Updated Municipal Census Manual released

February 20, 2019

The technical updates for the municipal census manual have been approved and can be used for the 2019 census year. Key updates include:

  • standardizing terms and definitions in the manual;
  • data collection for enumeration with Statistics Canada by including telephone interviews and mail-out surveys as accepted methodologies;
  • revising quality assurance standards for consistency with the federal census; and
  • creating new forms to assist with data collection.

A copy of the 2019 Municipal Census Manual and the “What We Heard” document can be found on the Municipal Affairs website.

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding the Municipal Census Manual Review, please contact Kim Moore, Municipal Information Advisor, by email at lgs.update@gov.ab.ca or by telephone, toll-free at 310-000 then 780-422-8303.