2024 Census Test jobs

Statistics Canada will be conducting a census test starting in May 2024. Individuals are being hired to collect census test data in the field.

Statistics Canada is hiring crew leaders and enumerators in the following areas:

  • Nova Scotia: Halifax and the Annapolis Valley area (i.e., Berwick, Greenwood, Middleton, Bridgetown)
  • Quebec: Montréal and the Rimouski area
  • Saskatchewan: Saskatoon and the Saskatoon area (i.e., Biggar, Rosetown, Outlook).

To learn more about how to apply online, consult Frequently asked questions — The Online Recruitment Application (OLRA).

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  • Please complete only one job application. You may indicate in your application whether you are interested in a non-supervisory position (enumerator), a supervisory position (crew leader), or both.
  • You will be asked for the contact information for two people (references) who have supervised or know your work. Your application will not be complete without this contact information.


All candidates must:

  • have reached the age of majority in their current province or territory of residence
    • provinces where the age of majority is 18: Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan
    • provinces and territories where the age of majority is 19: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and Yukon
  • live in a census test area
    • Nova Scotia: in Halifax and the Annapolis Valley area (i.e., Berwick, Greenwood, Middleton and Bridgetown)
    • Quebec: in Montréal and the Rimouski area
    • Saskatchewan: in Saskatoon and the Saskatoon area (i.e., Biggar, Rosetown and Outlook)
  • be a Canadian citizen or be a permanent resident or be otherwise eligible to work in Canada
  • have a Canadian home address
  • be flexible and available to work from 20 to 40 hours per week, and be aware that the majority of the work is completed in the evening and on weekends
  • be able to travel locally
  • have reliable Internet and phone service
  • have no previous census or census test experience (only in exceptional circumstances would candidates with experience be considered to work for the 2024 Census Test).
  • successfully complete the census test hiring process.

In some areas, candidates must have a driver's licence and access to a vehicle.

About the work

Census test jobs require employees to go door to door to obtain completed questionnaires. Enumerators are paid $25.36 per hour and crew leaders $30.71 per hour, plus authorized expenses.

  • The primary responsibility of enumerators is to collect completed census test questionnaires from households.
    • They work part time, with most of the work completed in the evenings and on weekends.
    • They will work from May to June 2024, on average between 20 to 40 hours per week.
  • Crew leaders lead and supervise an assistant and a team of enumerators. They are responsible for all the activities related to the collection of completed census test questionnaires in their assigned area.
    • They work full time with most of the work completed in the evening and on weekends.
    • Crew leaders will work from April to July 2024.

For details on duties, job requirements, tenure, pay and more, consult Frequently asked questions — 2024 Census Test jobs.

About the hiring process

To be hired, you must successfully complete the following steps:

  • initial screening
  • reference check
  • interview (crew leaders only)
  • security screening.

In areas with large numbers of applicants, only those who are selected will be contacted.