Brochure A – Survey of Businesses under Federal Jurisdiction (SBFJ)

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Your participation is important

Statistics Canada is conducting 2 surveys on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada:

  1. The Survey of Businesses under Federal Jurisdiction, now taking place, aims to identify businesses under federal jurisdiction.
  2. The Survey of Employees under Federal Jurisdiction, which will take place in the winter of 2021/2022, will cover topics such as quality of work conditions, access to benefits and flexible work arrangements, labour relations, work-related well-being, health and safety.

Information from this survey will guide research and analysis to update the Canada Labour Code.

The business survey is mandatory

To ensure that all employees are properly identified and can be contacted, the survey conducted among businesses such as yours is mandatory under the Statistics Act.

Participating is easy

You only need to access the link included in the invitation and fill out a short questionnaire.

How to prepare for this survey

This survey should be completed by someone who is knowledgeable about your business activities. Survey questions will confirm whether the company is under federal jurisdiction.

Employee contact information

Statistics Canada will use contact information from 2020 tax data to select a sample of employees, from businesses determined to be under federal jurisdiction, to participate in the voluntary Survey of Employees under Federal Jurisdiction.

Information is confidential

All information collected by Statistics Canada is strictly confidential and protected by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada cannot release any information that would identify you, your business, or your employees without your consent. Furthermore, this information cannot be released under any other law, including the Access to Information Act.

For more information

Visit: Survey of Businesses under Federal Jurisdiction (SBFJ)


Telephone: 1-877-949-9492

(TTY: 1-800-363-7629)

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