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Statistics Canada to do large scale hiring ahead of 'contact-free' census Canada census
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Statistics Canada to do large scale hiring ahead of 'contact-free' census

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Jan 2021, 08:59 pm

Canada/IBNS: In its attempt to perform a contact-free or physically distanced census during the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada said in a press release published this week that it is looking to hire approximately 32,000 field staff to survey the Canadian population this spring.

It is the first time, said Statistics Canada that it would be conducting a census in the middle of a public health emergency and added that it will make all efforts to complete the census online, by phone, or on paper.

Only in rare scenarios in-person interviews and door-to-door canvassing will be conducted where these methods are unsuccessful or unavailable, said the agency. 

Demographic information on every person living in Canada would be collected by the census, said Statistics Canada to be used by governments, businesses, associations, community organizations, and others to facilitate them to make evidence-based decisions at the municipal, provincial and federal levels.

"More than ever, these data are necessary," said Geoff Bowlby, director-general of the 2021 census. "If you look at the current pandemic, the census data have been instrumental in determining how we should respond to the pandemic."

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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