Annual Survey of Manufacturing and Logging Industries (ASML)

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To find out if this survey can be completed online, please refer to the Collection methods section below. If this is the case, to log in to the survey, please refer to the letter or email you received from Statistics Canada, which contains a link to the online questionnaire as well as your secure access code. Click on the link or type it into your browser’s address bar, and enter your secure access code. As this is a secure website, typing or pasting the link into a search engine such as Google will not work. Please ensure to type or paste the link into the address bar that appears at the top of your browser page.

If you no longer have your secure access code or require technical assistance, please contact us at 1-877-949-9492 (TTY: 1-855-382-7745), Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern time. You can also email us at (technical inquiries) or (general inquiries).


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 periods:

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.

Collection methods:
Data are collected primarily through electronic questionnaire, while providing respondents with the option of receiving a paper questionnaire, replying by telephone interview or using other electronic filing methods.
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    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
    Statistics Canada
    Attention of Director, Enterprise Statistics Division
    150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0T6

    You may also contact us by email at: 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.

    Authorized disclosure

    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.

    Record linkage

    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.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • revenue
    • expenses
    • sales by consumer location
    • industry characteristics
    • raw materials consumed
    • products manufactured
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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats, the following list includes the latest articles and related documents for this survey:

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2103
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