Annual Survey of Research and Development in Canadian Industry (RDCI)
Research and development personnel of enterprise, type
Research and development personnel refers to the persons who work solely on research and development projects and an estimate of time of persons working only part of their time on research and development. The number of persons is measured in full-time equivalents (FTE).
Enterprise refers to the highest level of the Business Register statistical hierarchy. In alignment with the System of National Accounts, it is defined as an institutional unit that directs and controls the allocation of resources relating to its operations, and for which financial statements are maintained from which international transactions, an international investment position and a financial position for the unit can be derived. Enterprises can be corporations, quasi-corporations, institutions, or unincorporated businesses such as sole proprietors or partnerships. For incorporated enterprises, financial statements can be consolidated.