Survey of Monthly Credit Aggregates (SMCA)

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The purpose of this survey is to collect, on a monthly basis, balance sheet and lending information from non-bank financial institutions.

This will be collected as part of Statistics Canada's Monthly Credit Aggregates (MCA) program, which provides estimates of borrowing by households and non-financial corporations from various lending sectors.

Specifically, the survey will provide the required data to produce accurate monthly movements in the aggregate credit estimates.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
Collection of the data begins approximately 5 working days after the end of the reference month, and continues for the duration of that calendar month.
Collection methods:
Other (submitted balance sheet information of financial institutions, variable format)
Survey participation:
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that 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 the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about

    • balance sheet items including assets and liabilities
    • lending (i.e., loan assets by type of loan such as mortgage versus non-mortgage loans).
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5334
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