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Term: Census Metropolitan Area (CMA)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-01-17


Statistics Canada defined, in the 2001 and 1996 census, as a very large urban area (or urban core) together with adjacent urban and rural areas that have a high degree of social and economic integration with the urban core. A CMA has a minimum urban population of 100,000 based on the previous census.

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