Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS)

The purpose of the 2022 Canadian Internet Use Survey is to gather data on how digital technologies and the Internet are transforming society, the economy, and the everyday lives of Canadians.

Collected data is used to inform evidence-based policymaking, research and program development, and provide internationally comparable statistics on the use of digital technologies. For example, the data of this survey is used to:

  • guide government efforts to provide households with more reliable and affordable high-speed Internet
  • develop policies to protect individuals from online privacy and security risks
  • research the impacts of digital technologies on well-being and new gig-based employment
  • better understand the digital skills needed for learning and the future of work
  • better understand how and why Canadians use online services, like shopping and banking, and what barriers prevent people from making the most of the internet and new technology
  • improve online government services and make them more user-friendly.

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

Collection period:

From November 29, 2022 to April 5, 2023

Collection methods:

Electronic questionnaire and follow up by telephone interview

Survey participation:



Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

Topics covered in the survey

The survey asks questions about:

  • access to the Internet and type of connection at home
  • Internet connected devices
  • use of the Internet
  • digital technologies and social connections
  • use of government online services
  • e-commerce
  • security, privacy and trust
  • digital skills
  • online work
  • general health
  • demographics

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, reports, journals and periodicals.

For more information about this survey

survey number 4432