Calgary, AB,

Civic Census Takers Required

Interested in doing a job that counts? The City of Calgary is recruiting Census Takers.

The Census team collects valuable information used in many aspects of City planning and service delivery. Applications are received in person at The City of Calgary, Election and Census office at 1103 55 Avenue N.E. from Jan. 22 to Feb. 9, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Application forms are available online at and can be downloaded and brought in person. In addition to the application form a skills assessment is completed in person at the time of application.

In order to apply to be a Census Taker you must be:

  • 18 years of age or over.
  • available to conduct census collection and voter registration information in late April.
  • able to walk in seasonable weather conditions.
  • able to complete online training at home, and available for an in-person session in March
  • able to operate a tablet computer (training is provided).

Applicants can find more information and download the application form by visiting or calling 403-476-4100 (option 3).

Beginning late April, Census Takers go door-to-door visiting all homes in their assigned area to collect census and voter registration information. Assigned census areas vary in size, but are generally between 400 to 600 dwellings. Census Takers set their own schedule to complete their assigned area and may be required to work in the evenings and on weekends when most people are at home. In general, the data collection takes about three weeks.

The online census will begin April 1, where citizens will be able to fill out their own information through our website using an access code sent in the mail. The remainder of households who did not participate in the census online will have their census data collected by Census Takers and Enumerators beginning in late April.

Applicants are being placed as they apply.

For more information on Calgary’s annual Census, visit