The County of Grande Prairie will conduct a municipal census from April 3 to May 31, 2024 – its first municipal census since 2012.
As a growing municipality, the County is conducting the municipal census to obtain an updated population count:
- to ensure appropriate grant funding from the province,
- to inform local service delivery needs for County residents,
- to support economic development, and
- to inform a Government of Alberta-mandated electoral boundary review following the dissolution of the Village of Hythe, to determine whether growth or decline has created a population imbalance among the County’s divisions.
In November, County Council awarded the municipal census project to ISL, a firm headquartered in Edmonton with an office in Grande Prairie. ISL is hiring a team of local people to serve as census workers. To apply for the position of census enumerator, please visit ISL’s careers webpage.
In April, census workers will drop off PIN cards at all homes in the County for residents to complete their census form online.
Residents who do not complete their census form online can expect a visit from a census worker near the end of April or in May to collect their data in person.
ISL will be using Online Census, a software solution used by more than 50 Alberta municipalities over the past 15 years to successfully conduct over 200 municipal censuses. Online Census stores data in a secure Canadian facility.
Information provided by The County of GP
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