Canadian Internet Use Survey

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Have you been invited to participate in this survey via email or mail? To log in to the survey, complete the following steps.

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 objective of the 2018 Canadian Internet Use Survey is to measure the impact of digital technologies on the lives of Canadians. Information gathered will help to better understand how individuals use the Internet, including their intensity of use, demand for certain online activities, and interactions online. The resulting data will inform evidence-based policymaking, research, and program development, and provide international comparability regarding the use of digital technologies.

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

Collection periods:

From November 16, 2018 to March 11, 2019

Collection methods:
Electronic questionnaire and follow up by telephone interview
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.

  • 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:

    • access to the Internet
    • use of the Internet
    • use of smartphone
    • use of social networking accounts
    • use of government online services
    • online content consumption
    • security, privacy and trust
    • digital skills
    • e-commerce
    • online work
    • household Internet connection
  • 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./p>

    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 4432
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