Statistics Canada is conducting this survey to collect and to report aggregate information on the financing of businesses in Canada. The survey aims to measure flows of capital to business by industry and product line, as well as to observe biannual changes in credit conditions. The information you provide will allow users to study some aspects of the nature of business financing in Canada and to support policy development by other government departments. Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
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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.
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To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.
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Topics covered in the survey
The survey asks questions about:
Credit outstanding (debt), and Flow of Lending to business clients by the following variables:
- amounts authorized, amounts outstanding and value and number of disbursements
- authorization size
- type of Instrument
- industry of the borrower
Data on value and number of accounts in Arrears is also collected.
Contact: Client Services
Division: Industrial Organization and Finance Division (IOFD)
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 2514