2020 Civic Census worker applications now open

The City of Calgary just opened up the annual recruitment drive for civic census workers.

"We are just starting the recruitment of census workers for the 2020 Civic Census," said Andrew Brouwer, Deputy City Clerk, Elections and Census. "Each year, we typically hire more than 700 Calgarians to help us complete the census."

There are two census worker positions available for 2020: Census Outreach Worker and Census Taker.

The role of the Census Outreach workers will be to assist citizens to complete their census using an iPad at high-traffic locations throughout the City (e.g., public libraries, malls, recreation centres). Census Takers go door-to-door visiting homes to collect census information using iPads.

"Applications will be open until early March, with training beginning soon after that," said Brouwer.

The City of Calgary Civic Census is the official count of dwelling units and the population who are living in these units, by the door-to-door physical collection and recording of data. This year’s civic census will ask the number of employed and mode of transportation to work in each household. As well, Calgarians who complete their census online will be given the option to complete a brief place of work survey. The survey will be used by the City for transportation planning and land use decisions.

To apply, or find out more about the two available positions, visit