Canadian Defence, Aerospace, Marine and Cybersecurity Industries Survey

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This survey will produce statistical information on goods and services, sales, exports, innovation, skills and business practices among firms engaged in defence, aerospace, and commercial and civil marine industries in Canada. The data will be used to better understand the characteristics of businesses engaged in these activities, as well as to develop policies and programs to help them. In addition, the data will be used to support the implementation of a federal Defence Procurement Strategy.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:
Pre-contact: January 14, 2019 through February 22, 2019
Main collection: March 19, 2019 through July 11, 2019
Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and administrative records
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information 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.

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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 and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the 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:

    • sales;
    • exports;
    • innovation;
    • expenses;
    • employment.
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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.

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    Survey-specific questions

    What is the Canadian Defence, Aerospace, Marine and Cybersecurity Industries Survey?

    This survey is conducted in co-operation with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to produce new statistical information on the sales, costs, capital expenditures, employment and markets of the firms engaged in the defence, aerospace, marine and cybersecurity industries in Canada.

    What type of information will be collected?

    The survey will collect information on domestic and export sales, product lines, expenses, employment and capital expenditures of companies engaged in the defence, aerospace, marine and cybersecurity industries in Canada.

    How will this information be used?

    The data from this survey will be used by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to better understand the current environment in which companies in these industries operate, and it will also be used in the development of policies and programs that will support the advancement of these industries.

    Why was my company selected for this survey?

    Your company was selected for this survey because it was identified by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada as being a key producer of products and/or services in at least one of the aerospace, defence, marine and cybersecurity industries in Canada.

    Do I have to complete this survey?

    Completion of this survey is mandatory. It is important that you complete the survey for the results to be accurate. It is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    Is my information confidential?

    Yes. The Statistics Act protects the respondent's information. Under this law, Statistics Canada ensures the confidentiality of all information collected. No information that could identify individuals or businesses can be published or released. Moreover, only employees who need to work directly with the questionnaires have access to them.

    When will the results be available?

    Results from this survey will be available in December, 2019. At that time there will be an announcement in The Daily, Statistics Canada's official release bulletin.

    How do I find out more about the survey?

    If you have any questions, please phone toll free 1-800-263-1136.

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