This survey collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.
Data from this survey are used by the business community, manufacturing associations, federal and provincial departments, and international organizations to:
- profile the manufacturing and logging industries
- undertake market studies
- forecast demand
- develop trade policies
In addition, businesses use the data to track their performance against industry averages, evaluate expansion plans, and prepare business plans for investors.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
Collection begins April 25, 2017. Please submit the completed questionnaire within 21 days.
In response to requests from data users, Statistics Canada has committed to publishing manufacturing estimates sooner. Therefore, we strongly urge you to submit your questionnaire by the requested return date. This will allow for an earlier release of the data, which will provide a better understanding of the rapidly evolving manufacturing and logging industries and their importance to the Canadian economy.
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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, Quebec, 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
Attention of Director, Enterprise Statistics Division
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
You may also contact us by email at: email@example.com 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, 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 establishments in logging, sawmills, shingle and shake mills, hardwood veneer and plywood mills, softwood veneer and plywood mills, wood preservation, particle board and fibreboard mills, waferboard mills, mechanical pulp mills, chemical pulp mills, paper (except newsprint) mills, newsprint mills and paperboard mills — there is a Section 12 agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
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 Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes. The disclosure of these lists may be authorized in order to aid analysts in the interpretation of the 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
- raw materials consumed
- products manufactured
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- Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2103