This survey is conducted by Statistics Canada in order to collect the necessary information to support the Integrated Business Statistics Program (IBSP). This program combines various survey and administrative data to develop comprehensive measures of the Canadian economy.
The statistical information from the IBSP serves many purposes, including:
- calculating each province and territory's fair share of federal-provincial transfer payments for health, education and social programs;
- establishing government programs to assist businesses;
- assisting the business community in negotiating contracts and collective agreements;
- supporting the government in making informed decisions about fiscal, monetary and foreign exchange policies;
- indexing social benefit programs and determining tax brackets;
- enabling academics and economists to analyze the economic performance of Canadian industries and to better understand rapidly evolving business environments.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
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Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act.
Statistics Canada will use information from this survey for statistical purposes.
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Data sharing agreements and record linkage
Data sharing agreements
To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.
Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.
For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon.
The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.
Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:
Chief Statistician of Canada
Care of Roland Boudreau
Enterprise Statistics Division
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
You may also contact us by email at: Roland.Boudreau@statcan.gc.ca or by fax at 613-951-6583.
For all manufacturing industries — there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as with the Quebec Forest Industry Council, the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Manitoba Department of Sustainable Development, the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Environment Canada, Natural Resources Canada and the National Energy Board.
For establishments in non-ferrous metal (and aluminum) smelting and refining, clay building material and refractory manufacturing, cement manufacturing and lime manufacturing — there are Section 12 agreements with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Natural Resources, the Manitoba Department of Mineral Resources, the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines and the British Columbia Ministry of Natural Gas Development.
For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.
Section 17 of the federal Statistics Act allows for the disclosure of a list of individual establishments, firms or businesses showing information including the establishments' names and locations (province, territory and municipality) and North American Classification System (NAICS) codes. The disclosure of these lists may be authorized in order to aid analysts in the interpretation of data from the Annual Survey of Manufacturing and Logging Industries.
To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.
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Topics covered in the survey
The survey asks questions about:
- sales by consumer location
- industry characteristics
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- Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2103