Western University expert available to comment on latest census release

The second set of data from Canada’s 2021 census is promising to show fascinating population trends.

Michael Haan, director of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centre at Western University, is available for comment following Wednesday’s release from Statistics Canada.

He says this is the first census where individuals were able to distinguish the gender they identify with from their sex at birth.

Wednesday’s release marks the second of four sets of releases from Statistics Canada. The first was in February and two more are slated later in the year.

“We are also going to be getting some telling numbers on the age of the population and potentially the type of dwelling people are moving to,” says Haan.

Michael Haan is a demographer whose research includes immigrant settlement, labour market integration and data development. He is widely consulted by provincial and federal governments for policy advice in the areas of immigration, settlement services, the Canadian labour market and population aging.

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