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Town of Bonnyville Council recently sent a letter to the Minister of Municipal Affairs to notify the department that the Town wishes to conduct a Municipal Census in 2024. Only residents within the Town limits will be included.

The last time the Town of Bonnyville conducted a Municipal Census was in 2017. Council decided to move ahead with a new census in order to properly capture the ever-growing population who call the Town home. Having accurate numbers assists the municipality in planning for community services and maximizing the amount of grant funding it receives from the federal and provincial governments.

This Municipal Census will include the Town’s Shadow Population, which refers to the temporary residents of a municipality who are employed by an industrial or commercial establishment in the municipality and who have worked at least 120 hours for that employer in the three-month period immediately preceding Census Day.

The Census will run from May 1 to July 31, 2024. All property owners within the Town of Bonnyville will be receiving a Secure Access Code (SAC) the week of May 5 via letter carriers.

Census Frequently Asked Questions

The purpose of conducting a municipal census is to ensure the Town has accurate population counts, which can be used to better plan for community services. Other uses of population figures include trends and growth patterns, and provincial and federal grant funding.

You will be asked how many people reside in your household, the type of dwelling you reside in, the length of residency, and the age ranges and genders of the people living in your home.

The census will only take one or two minutes of your time.

The Town provides services to everyone who lives within its borders. This information will assist the Town when it comes to planning for future growth.

You will receive a Secure Access Code (SAC) via a letter carrier.

Online – A Census link will be available. Starting May 1, you can conveniently access the census link online and complete the form—it’ll only take a few minutes!

At Your Door – If you are not able to fill out the Census information online, enumerators will begin door to door visits starting May 20 to assist you.

A census report will be available by Fall 2024.

Please contact Census Coordinator by email at census2024@town.bonnyville.ab.ca or at 780-826-3496.