Price Report for Consulting Engineering Services

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This information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statues of Canada, 1985, Chapter S19.

Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under this Act.

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Purpose of this survey

This survey collects financial and wage information that is used to produce price indexes. These indexes measure change in prices for engineering services. Businesses use these indexes to evaluate their performance, to track costs, and to index long-term contracts. Statistics Canada uses them to better measure the volume of activity in the engineering industry. The results of this survey are published in the Construction Price Statistics (Cat No. 62-007) on the STC Internet site.

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Return Procedures

We ask that you complete and return this questionnaire within 30 days of receipt to:

  • Statistics Canada
    Producer Prices Division

    10th Floor, Jean Talon Bldg
    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6

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A. Reporting Period

Please report information for your fiscal year ending between January 1 and December 31 for the years xxxx & xxxx

This report covers:

No. of months:
Ending mm/dd:

B. Main Business Activity

In the fiscal year reported in Section A, were sales of engineering services the main source of operating revenue for your firm?

B.1 If yes, please continue to Section C.
B.2 If no - please describe the nature of your firm's main business activity and return this questionnaire in the envelope provided.

C. Instructions for Steps 1, 2, 3

For the Fiscal Year indicated, please report your project-related revenues, expenses and wage changes in the appropriate table on page 3.

  • Geography: please report for activity contracted or primarily performed at all locations in Canada by your company, not the location of the project, except for Foreign clients.

    For Foreign clients, the last category "Foreign includes all types of projects undertaken by your company for foreign clients.

    Type of Engineering Project: please report for activity based on the type of engineering project. Please see E. Reference Guide for Engineering Specializations, last page.

D. Definitions for Steps 1, 2, 3

Definition for Step 1: Project-related Revenue

Project-related revenue (in Canadian dollars) from sales of engineering services.


  • Fees charged to clients for employees and contract workers for their work on engineering projects.
  • Other project-related expenses (cost+mark-up) recovered from clients (e.g. subcontracted services, travel and accommodation).


  • Revenue earned by your subsidiaries or foreign branches.
  • GST and all other taxes collected for remittance to a government agency.

Definition for Step 2: Project-related Expenses

Project-related expenses (in Canadian dollars) incurred for work on engineering projects.


  • Direct project-related expenses reimbursed and non-reimbursed by clients.


  • All overhead expenses (e.g. wages and benefits of non-chargeable administrative staff, building occupancy costs, purchased services such as legal and accounting services).
  • GST refunded by government.

Definition for Step 3: Average of Annual % Changes in Salaries and Wage Rates

Please report your firm's overall average of annual percentage changes (+,-, 0) in salaries or wages.


  • Salaries or wages paid to employees and contract workers whose time was charged to engineering projects.


  • The salary or wage changes for general and administrative staff.

Example: Your company has 3 employees who can charge their time to engineering projects. Two of these employees received annual increases of 1% and 5%. The third employee did not get an increase (0%).

The sum of the three wage rate changes (1%+5%+0%) is 6.0%

When you divide by the number of employees (+6% / 3 employees), the result is an average of annual % changes in wage rates of 2.0%.

Average of Annual Percentage Changes in Salaries and Wage Rates
For your fiscal year ending: <Year>
Type of Engineering Project
Note: The last category "Foreign includes all types of projects undertaken by your company for foreign clients.
Code Step 1 Step 2
Project-related revenues Project-related expenses
Buildings 21 $ $
Transportation 34 $ $
Municipal Services 56 $ $
Environmental Services 7 $ $
Mining, Metallurgy, and Primary Metals 8 $ $
Pulp and Paper 9 $ $
Oil, Petroleum and Natural Gas 10 $ $
Power Generation and Transmission 11 $ $
Other Industrial Services 12 $ $
Other Engineering Services 13 $ $
Foreign 70 $ $
  Total $
Please report the overall average of annual percentage changes (+,-, 0) in the salaries or wages paid to employees and contract workers whose time was charged to engineering projects. Step 3 Exclude the salary or wage changes for general and administrative staff.

E. Reference Guide for Engineering Specializations

21. Buildings
Structural, mechanical and electrical engineering for the construction, repair or renovation of commercial, public, institutional and residential buildings; building science

34. Transportation
Construction or repair of structures for air, rail, water, or land transportation-related studies and planning. Note: please report shipbuilding and aerospace projects under Other Engineering Projects

56. Municipal Services
Water supply and treatment storm water control; sewage treatment, waste disposal; urban/regional planning and development; construction of municipal facilities (community facilities, lights, parking, etc.)

7. Other Environmental Services
Environmental monitoring and impact assessment studies; development of standards for environmental protection; pollution control and hazardous or dangerous waste management; meteorology; oceanography; permafrost engineering

8. Mining, Metallurgy and Primary Metals
Exploration, extraction and processing of metallic and non-metallic minerals

9. Pulp & Paper
Forest management; extraction and processing of forest resources

10. Oil, Petroleum & Natural Gas
Exploration, extraction, processing and distribution of oil and gas resources

11. Power Generation & Transmission
Power generation and transmission; studies in energy use or conservation and in the use of alternative energy sources

12. Other Industrial
Construction, renovation or repair of industrial plants and buildings; development of manufacturing processes and products; communications computer technology, electronics and materials handling

13. Other Engineering Services
All other engineering projects not included in the previous categories. Examples include agriculture and rural development, fisheries, shipbuilding, aerospace, engineering, surveying, geology, and geophysics and construction

70. Foreign
All types of engineering projects undertaken by your Canadian offices for foreign clients

F. Comments (If more space is required, please attach a separate sheet.)

We welcome any suggestions that you may have for improving our survey of prices for consulting engineering services.
We would appreciate your comments on the following topics:

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  • Nature of your firm's main business activity

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