Requests for information – Agriculture and food

Under the authority of the Statistics Act, Statistics Canada is hereby requesting the following information which will be used solely for statistical and research purposes and will be protected in accordance with the provisions of the Statistics Act and any other applicable law. This is a mandatory request for data.

Farm characteristics

Agriculture producer contact information from the Government of Yukon

What information is being requested?

Statistics Canada is requesting contact information for businesses in the Yukon Territory that engage in agricultural activity.

What personal information is included in this request?

Personal information including: first and last name of farm operator(s), mailing address, physical address of the farm operation, phone number, and email are included in this request. Personal identifiers are only being collected for the purpose of record linkage to the Census of Agriculture population to ensure good coverage of farms in the Yukon.

What years of data will be requested?

Data from 2020 are being requested.

From whom will the information be requested?

The information is being requested from the Government of Yukon, Agriculture Branch.

Why is this information being requested?

Statistics Canada is requesting farm producer contact information in order to ensure accurate coverage of farm operations in the Yukon. Using primarily operator characteristics, the list will be matched to those already in the Census of Agriculture frame. This information will assist the 2021 Census of Agriculture to publish accurate agriculture statistics on Yukon farm and farm operators. The Census of Agriculture is the only time Statistics Canada collects data about Yukon farm operations and operators, providing historical benchmark data for the industry.

Policy advisors can use these data to develop programs related to safety nets and agricultural workers for the agriculture sector. Farm operators can use these data to make production, marketing and investment decisions and to inform Canadians and the Government of Canada on how they are doing. Census of Agriculture data can also be used to evaluate the impact of natural disasters on agriculture (such as floods, drought, storm and fires) and react quickly.

Statistics Canada may also use the information for other statistical and research purposes.

Why were these organizations selected as data providers?

The Government of Yukon, Agriculture Branch is the only source for recent contact information for all Yukon farm operators.

When will this information be requested?

This information is being requested in May 2021.

What Statistics Canada programs will primarily use these data?

When was this request published?

April 30, 2021

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