Launch of Census Search: New tool makes it easier to find family roots in Canada

November 17, 2022—Gatineau, Quebec—Library and Archives Canada has launched Census Search, a new digital search tool that will make it easier than ever to search Canada’s census records.

The new Census Search tool is a one-stop-shop to search more than 44 million census records all at once rather than searching 17 census databases individually. It includes pre-Confederation and Canadian census records from 1825 to 1926.

Census Search is part of Library and Archives Canada’s efforts to improve the online experience of its website users. The new tool will be improved upon over time based on user feedback. Use the feedback link under the Census Search logo.

Users are encouraged to adopt Census Search as their primary census research tool. While the 17 stand-alone census databases will run in parallel for now, they will be decommissioned in 2023.