According to the Library and Archives Canada web site at: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2018/1926-Census-announcement.aspx, the 1926 Census of the Canadian Prairie Provinces, which contains over 45,000 pages. Statistics Canada transferred the 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces to Library and Archives Canada earlier this year. Library and Archives Canada now owns the data, and it was Library and Archives that concluded the agreement with FamilySearch to index the thousands of census entries so Canadians can find the material on the Library and Archives Canada website easily. Details may be found at: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2018/1926-Census-announcement.aspx.
FamilySearch has completed the indexing and is now proceeding with quality control. On December 1, FamilySearch will send the proposed index to Library and Archives Canada to will start building a new database. The Census database will consist of a free searchable index as well as the digitized images from the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces.
Library and Archives Canada expects to have an online database by March 2019.
My thanks to newsletter reader Ken Lange for telling me about this announcement.