The purpose of this survey is to collect reliable and timely information on special crops. Results from this survey are used to:
- validate crop production such as farm stock and marketing data;
- calculate the contribution of the special crops sector to the Canadian economy.
The Canadian Special Crops Association, Pulse Canada and federal and provincial governments, such as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, use this information for establishing programs and policies.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
This is a survey with three reference periods: from August 1 to December 31 (to the end of the calendar year), from August 1 to March 31 (to the end of the fiscal year) and from August 1 to July 31 (to the end of the crop year).
From August 1 to December 31, 2019: from December 20, 2019, to January 17, 2020
From August 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020: from March 20 to April 17, 2020
From August 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020: from July 17 to August 17, 2020
From August 1 to December 31, 2020: from December 21, 2020, to January 18, 2021
Electronic questionnaire and telephone interview
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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.
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Data sharing agreements and record linkage
Data sharing agreements
To reduce response burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.
Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.
For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.
To enhance the data from this survey and to 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
- crops and horticulture
Block Information on 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 3476