Pension Fund Services Price Index

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Statistics Canada is conducting a pilot survey to test the feasibility of using information about pension fund administrative costs to measure prices in the pension-fund industry. The information obtained through this supplementary questionnaire will be combined with other data to construct a Pension Fund Services Price Index. Within Statistics Canada, these data are used as input to the System of National Accounts.

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

Collection periods:
  • 2018 Q3: from October 15, 2018 to February 5, 2019
  • 2018 Q4: from January 16 to May 7, 2019
  • 2019 Q1: from April 10 to August 13, 2019
  • 2019 Q2: from July 15 to November 12, 2019
  • 2019 Q3: from October 14, 2019 to February 4, 2020
Collection methods:
Paper questionnaire as well as an Excel file sent by email and returned via Electronic File Transfer Service
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.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    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:

    • administrative costs of trusteed pension funds.
  • Block Information on Published Data

    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 5220
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