Survey of Service Industries: Periodical Publishers (PERI)
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 2004
Prior to reference year 2017 data on Periodical publishers publishing exclusively on internet, was represented by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 519130 - Internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals 6-digit class and was not collected under this survey. However, with the introduction of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2017 version 2.0 and with the release of reference year 2017, periodical publishers publishing exclusively on internet is now represented under NAICS 511120 and is part of the estimate for the Periodical publishers survey's estimates.
The Periodical Publishers Survey is now conducted in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage. As a result of a change in frequency of the survey, the publication Periodical Publishing, was not published in 2014 for the reference year 2012.
Statistics Canada launched the Integrated Business Statistics Program (IBSP) to provide a more efficient model for producing economic statistics. The main objective was to enhance the economic statistics program so that it remains as robust and flexible as possible while reducing the burden on business respondents. The program changes ensure that Statistics Canada will continue to produce a consistent and coherent set of economic statistics. As well, data users and researchers can more easily combine economic data with information from other sources to undertake their analyses. These changes took effect when data for the reference year 2013 were released.
Target population - Beginning with reference year 2013, the data are classified by industry based on North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2012.
After the 2011 reference year, the frequency of this survey was changed from annual to biennial. It will not be conducted for the 2012 reference year.
Target population - As of reference year 2007, the industry classification is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2007.
Data sources - The survey now alternates between asking detailed financial and characteristic information one year, and only basic financial information the next. This year, only basic financial information is requested.
Instrument design - For 2006, a shorter questionnaire, designed only to collect core financial data (revenues and expenses), was used for this industry. The questionnaire was only sent to a subset of businesses with complex operational structures. Data for the remaining businesses selected in sample were compiled using administrative data.
Sampling - For 2006 reference year, only revenue and expense variables were produced. Questionnaires were only sent to a subset of businesses with complex operational structures. The remaining businesses were estimated using administrative data only.
The "Periodical Publishing Survey" (see record number 3139) conducted by Statistics Canada's Culture, Tourism and the Centre for Education Statistics Division until 2003/04 was a census of all known periodicals published in Canada. Starting with reference year 2004, Service Industries Division is conducting the "Annual Survey of Service Industries: Periodical Publishers", as part of the Unified Enterprise Surveys Programme. This survey is an industry-based sample survey of periodical publishers.
Target population - As of reference year 2004, the industry classification is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2002.