Canadians participate in first mandatory Census in a decade, overwhelm Statistics Canada website

May 4, 2016 - 1 minute read

We’ve previously talked about the return of a mandatory Census in Canada when a move to make the census voluntary yielded poor data that failed to provide insights for businesses, planners, academics, and more.

Via Buzzfeed Canada, the first long-form Canadian census in over a decade is here and citizens were so quick to respond online that Statistics Canada crashed.

Congrats to our northern neighbors! We are looking forward to seeing great data once again.