This shapefile belongs to a series, created by the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure (CCRI) project, that comprehensively reconstructs the census compilation and dissemination geography of the 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941 and 1951 Canadian Censuses at the census division (CD) level and census subdivision (CSD) levels of geography. The series consists of ten shapefiles, two for each year: CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_DIVISIONS_1911 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_DIVISIONS_1921 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_DIVISIONS_1931 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_DIVISIONS_1941 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_DIVISIONS_1951 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_SUB_DIVISIONS_1911 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_SUB_DIVISIONS_1921 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_SUB_DIVISIONS_1931 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_SUB_DIVISIONS_1941 CCRI_CANADA_CENSUS_SUB_DIVISIONS_1951 Funding Principal funding support for the project came from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador provided essential matching funds for the work done in their respective provinces. The eight participating universities provided significant further assistance as did project partners Statistics Canada, IBM, MITEL, the Harold Crabtree Foundation, the Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency, L’Institut de la Statistique du Québec, and Library and Archives Canada. Metadata The metadata that accompanies each shapefile was created by the University of Alberta Libraries. Documentation Further information about this shapefile, including recommendations for use can be found at: Folder Contents Documentation Contains: -CCRI geographic variables description and code list -XML metadata record for the shapefile* – North American Profile (NAP) ISO 19115:2003 -PDF of the NAP record *Exported from the embedded ArcGIS metadata, which can be accessed within ArcGIS through ArcCatalog’s Item Description. Reference_Maps Contains PDF reference maps showing CD and CSD boundaries by province, as well as Canada as a whole. Shapefile Contains the ESRI Shapefile. CCRI_Geographic_Reference_Table Contains an excel file with the complete listing of CCRIUIDs, and the corresponding geographic units to which they belong. May 22, 2013