Biannual Survey of Suppliers of Business Financing (BSSBF)

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

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

Step 3: Complete the survey.

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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.

Collection periods:
Collection is biannual. The reference periods are: January 1st to June 30 (1st semester) and July 1st to December 31st (2nd semester). Collection of data begins the week after the end of the reference period and lasts 10 weeks.
Collection method:
Electronic questionnaire
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality

    Confidentiality

    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.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and 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 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: sos@statcan.gc.ca
    Phone: 1-877-949-9492

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    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 2514
 
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