Quarterly Survey of Financial Statements

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Have you been invited to participate in this survey via email or mail? To log in to the survey, complete the following steps.

Step 1: Visit the electronic questionnaire portal and select Start my survey.

Step 2: Enter your secure access code (you will find this code on the invitation letter or email you previously received from Statistics Canada).

Step 3: Complete the survey.

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Data provided is used to prepare industry financial statements for the Canadian business sector and as an input into the calculation of gross domestic product, the national balance sheet and Canada's international investment position. This information is used by all levels of government, the private sector, analysts and the general public to understand current economic conditions. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:

The regular Quarterly Survey of Financial Statements collection period is year round on a calendar quarter basis.  Collection starts 30 days after calendar quarter end.

Collection methods:
Mail out, electronic questionnaire for the form IC1, and electronic file transfer for bank schedules (record layouts)
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which 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.

  • Block Information on Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into an agreement under Section 12 of the Statistics Act to share information from the F1 and F15 questionnaires of this survey with the Bank of Canada. The Bank of Canada has agreed to keep the data confidential and to use it only for statistical and research purposes. Under Section 12 of the Statistics Act, you may refuse to share your information with the Bank of Canada by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician and returning it with the completed questionnaire.

    Statistics Canada will also hare information from the ES, AS, PS, QS, BS, MS, CS-2 and CS-3, S1, S2, and S3 bank schedules with the Bank of Canada. There is no right of refusal with respect to sharing the data with the Bank of Canada. In addition to being collected under the Statistics Act, the information is collected pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act. The Bank of Canada will use the information in accordance with their legislation.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to minimize the reporting burden, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey asks questions about:

    • Balance sheet: elements of assets, liabilities and equity
    • Income statement: elements of revenue, expenses and profits
  • 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.

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2501
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