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Municipal census in Alberta

The Government of Alberta is moving from the use of municipal census counts to provincially developed population estimates, which will result in more consistent and timely information on Alberta’s population. Results will be available in early 2022.

Per capita grant funding delivered by Municipal Affairs will continue to be based on the 2019 Municipal Affairs Population List until 2021 federal census results are available. The updated federal census will provide a new baseline for estimating annual populations in the future.

Municipal population estimates will be completed by the Office of Statistics and Information at Alberta Treasury Board and Finance.

The ability for municipalities to conduct a census will remain in the Municipal Government Act; however, the province will no longer utilize municipal census counts for provincial funding purposes. Regulations relating to census were repealed in 2020.


For inquiries related to municipal population estimates, connect with Office of Statistics and Information at Alberta Treasury Board and Finance:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-2071
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Office of Statistics and Information
Alberta Treasury Board and Finance
8th Floor, Queen Elizabeth II Building
9820 107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 1E7

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