Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC)

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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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The purpose of this survey is to measure the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada. The first iteration of this survey took place in April 2020 as a crowdsourcing initiative open to all businesses across Canada. To expand on what we have learned so far, new questions have been added to the survey. This will allow us to measure the evolving pandemic situation and its impacts on businesses.

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt economies around the world, it is essential to have current data to fully understand the extent of the impact on businesses in Canada, and for making informed decisions in the weeks and months ahead.

In this context, your perspective is invaluable. Governments, chambers of commerce and business associations need accurate information to help them devise strategies for the survival and continuity of businesses of all sizes, from all sectors, across all regions of Canada.

Collection period:

From May 29 to July 3, 2020

Collection method:

Electronic questionnaire

Survey participation:


  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.

    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 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

    • expenses
    • revenues
    • employment.
  • 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.

  • For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 5318
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