Monday, January 16, 2012

2012 Civic Census Takers Required

Interested in doing a job that counts? The City of Calgary is currently recruiting Census Takers who will start collecting Census data April 1.

If you would like to be a part of the team that collects valuable information used in many aspects of City planning and service delivery, apply in person at The City of Calgary, Election and Information Services office at 1103 55th Avenue NE from January 16 to February 3, Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit or call 403-476-4100 (Option 3).

Applicants will be required to complete a short written assessment test that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Resumes are not required. 

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

  • available to conduct Census collection in the first three weeks of April.
  • 18 years of age or over.
  • able to walk in seasonable weather conditions.
  • available to attend a two hour daytime training session in March.
  • available to attend a ½ hour check-in and material review appointment in April.

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.

For more information on Calgary’s annual census, visit

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