Fort McMurray residents who have evacuated have been exempt from completing the 2016 Census for now.
Statistics Canada says they are suspending the collection of information, which is expected by all Canadians to be completed by May 10th.
If your residence is elsewhere across the country, you still have to do the Census or have someone else complete it for you.
Also, if you are housing a family from Fort McMurray, you should not put their information attached to your household Census.
By not completing the Census, it’s possible you can be fined up to five thousand dollars and/or face three months in prison.