National Household Survey (NHS)
Between May and August 2011, Statistics Canada conducted the National Household Survey (NHS) for the first time. This voluntary, self-administered survey was introduced as a replacement for the long census questionnaire, more widely known as Census Form 2B.
The NHS is designed to collect social and economic data about the Canadian population. The objective of the NHS is to provide data for small geographic areas and small population groups.
Note: This change in methodology may affect the comparability of NHS data to the previous long-form Censuses.
More information on the National Household Survey (NHS) from Statistics Canada.