Municipal Census Taking Place May 1 to June 30

Municipal Census Taking Place May 1 to June 30


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The City of Grande Prairie is conducting a municipal census from May 1 to June 30, 2024. The primary purpose of conducting the census is to produce a total population count of residents in the City. The count provides the basis for calculating per capita provincial grants.

As a growing municipality, the updated population count will help to:

  • ensure appropriate funding from the province,
  • inform local planning for services and amenities; and
  • attract new economic development opportunities.

All residents are strongly encouraged to participate in the census, to ensure the City receives appropriate funding levels to dedicate towards infrastructure and community programs.

“Taking part in the census is an integral way to show your civic pride. By completing the census, we are able to accurately capture an updated population number and demonstrate our growth to attract new investment and development, as well as advocate for appropriate funding levels from the provincial and federal governments so we can continue to provide the services our residents need,” says Mayor Jackie Clayton. 

There will be three ways to be counted; door-to-door, phone-in by calling 311, or online.

PIN cards are being delivered to residents starting May 1. Each card has a unique PIN residents can use to complete the Census online. If you complete your census early, an enumerator will not come to your door, and you will be entered to win one of two $500 grocery gift cards. Additional gift card drawings will occur throughout the enumeration period.

Census enumerators will be coming door-to-door from May 26 to June 30 to assist anyone who has not completed the census online. Access to the online census will remain open for the full period, May 1 to June 30.

To conduct a successful census, the City of Grande Prairie is currently hiring Census Enumerators for the 2024 census. As a Census Enumerator, your efforts in collecting and processing census information are crucial for planning and improving local services, amenities, and much more. 

If you're seeking a chance to earn additional income while participating in meaningful community endeavors, with flexibility in scheduling and a temporary commitment, then apply now at cityofgp.com/census.

For more information on the municipal census, visit cityofgp.com/census.