Find your ancestors on the 1931 Canada census


30 June 2023
Caption: Unidentified family, Mountain Park, Alberta, ca. 1930s. From the Godby Family fonds, PR2009.0441/4 © Provincial Archives of Alberta @Flickr Commons
FindMyPast has announced the addition of the 1931 Canada Census to its database, with 234,606 images now available to browse.

This 1931 Canada census gives a highly detailed account of the population at the time it was was taken: 1 June 1931. At this stage, Canada's population stood at 10.3 million. It is the seventh comprehensive census taken in Canada since confederation in 1867 and was recorded in both English and French.

Each return includes:

  • the names of each family member
  •  address
  • a description of their home (whether it was owned or rented, the number of rooms, and even whether or not it contained a radio)
  • birth dates and places
  • nationality and racial origins
  • languages spoken
  • education and work information
  • religious denomination.

Details may also include the head of household's annual earnings, whether or not they immigrated to Canada, and when they were naturalised. If a person was unemployed, the return will include information like the length of time out of work and the reason for unemployment.

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