The City of Fort Saskatchewan will be conducting a Municipal Census from April 3 - June 1.
A PIN number will be hand-delivered to your door and it is unique to your residence. Watch for the bright green notice titled “Count Yourself In”. Use your PIN number to log in to the census page and complete a simple survey.
The questions include:
- number of residents in the home
- age and gender
- employment status and location
- length of residence in this municipality
The census ensures the City of Fort Saskatchewan receives its fair share of provincial grant funding to support growth and programming in our community. All information collected will be kept confidential and used only for the production of anonymous statistics.
What if I cannot, or forget, to do it online?
Starting on April 24, 2017 enumerators will visit households which have not submitted an on-line form. It will only take a few minutes of your time and all enumerators will have proper identification. You can complete the on-line survey anytime up to June 1, 2017.
The City of Fort Saskatchewan continues to grow with the official 2016 census results at 24,569, an increase of 2.2% from the 2015 municipal census numbers.
Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the locations of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics on population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Province are awarded on a per capita basis and a census count ensures that maximum grants are received.
Reviewing the Census report below will give you the latest information on the growth and expansion of this great city.
View the 2016 Census Report
Previous Census Reports
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Census?
A census is an official count of the number of people living in a community at a given time.
Why Conduct a Census?
The City receives various grants from the provincial and federal governments and they can sometimes be based on a per capita (number of residents) basis. With current census data, the City receives the maximum amount of grant funding for programs and services.
The census data is also useful for the future planning of transportation, parks, schools and protective services like fire and police.
How Often is a Census Conducted?
The City of Fort Saskatchewan conducts a municipal census every year. Typically, a municipal census will not be conducted the year a federal census is taking place.