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Enumeration Dates

In most cases, the following list indicates the official enumeration dates for the various census returns. The actual enumeration of the population took weeks or months. Enumerators were instructed to record the informationon the census returns as it existed on the official enumeration date.

1825
Lower Canada (Quebec) taken from June 20 to September 20, 1825.
1831
Lower Canada (Quebec) taken from June 1 to October 1, 1831.
1842
Canada West (Ontario) returns were supposed to be completed by February 1, 1842.
1851
January 12, 1852 (delays led to the late enumeration of the 1851 Census).
1861
January 14, 1861
1871
April 2, 1871.
1881
April 4, 1881.
1891
April 6,1891.
1901
March 31, 1901.
1906
June 24, 1906.
1911
June 1, 1911.
1916
June 1, 1916.