The purpose of this survey is to collect and report aggregate information on the financing of businesses in Canada. The survey measures the flow of capital to businesses, by industry and product line, as well as the biannual changes in credit conditions. Information from this survey will be used to examine the nature of business financing in Canada and to support policy development by various government departments.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
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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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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.
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Topics covered in the survey
The purpose of the survey is to provide a semi-annual profile of the stock and flow of financing provided to business credit accounts by supplier type.
The focus is debt financing and will use the value of loans and credit outstanding by authorization level, industry classification and instrument size.
The flow of debt financing will be measured by the value and number of disbursements by authorization level of the borrower and by industry.
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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