The Constitution of Canada requires that federal electoral districts be reviewed after each decennial (10-year) census to reflect changes and movements in Canada's population. The current federal redistribution process began in October 2021. A representation order describing and naming Canada's future electoral districts is expected to be completed in September 2023. Changes to electoral districts will be applied in the first general election called at least seven months after the representation order is proclaimed; we believe that these changes will not come into effect until April 1, 2024, at the earliest.
The process will be led primarily by independent commissions working separately in each province to establish electoral boundaries. Note that commissions were not required for Nunavut, the Northwest Territories or Yukon, since each territory is a single electoral district.
- Timeline for the Redistribution of Federal Electoral Districts
- The role of Elections Canada
- The role of electoral boundaries commissions
- Frequently asked questions
- The representation formula
- House of Commons seat allocation by province 2022 to 2032
- 2012 Redistribution process website
- View current electoral districts limits
- Gatineau, January 20, 2022 Federal Electoral Boundaries Commissions Launch Redistribution Website and Social Media Accounts