Canada's Core Public Infrastructure

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Statistics Canada is undertaking this survey to provide useful statistical information on the stock, condition, performance and asset management strategies of Canada's core public infrastructure assets owned or leased by various levels of government.

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

Collection periods:

Collection: from July 24 to November 30, 2017

Collection methods:
Paper questionnaire and telephone interview
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
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    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 for statistical purposes.

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    Data sharing agreements and record linkage

    Data sharing agreements

    To reduce respondent 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, Quebec, 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 or territory.

    Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician and returning it with the completed questionnaire. Please specify the organizations with which you do not want to share your data. 

    For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as with Infrastructure Canada.

    For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey, 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 stock, condition, performance and asset management strategies for:

    • social and affordable housing
    • bridges and tunnels
    • culture, recreation and sport facilities
    • potable water
    • public transit
    • roads
    • solid waste
    • storm water
    • wastewater
  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5173
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