Pilot Survey of Non-Federally Regulated Mortgage Lenders (NFRML)

Detailed information for Second quarter 2017





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The purpose of this survey is to collect detailed information from non-federally regulated lenders on residential mortgages.

Data release - February 9, 2018


In recent years the number of non- federally regulated lenders and their share of issued mortgages, has grown. The survey will collect information on the non-federally regulated portion of residential mortgage market. The data will be used by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to better assess the risk in the Canadian housing market.

Data sources and methodology

Instrument design

Statistics Canada consulted extensively with the client to develop a pilot survey for non-federally regulated lenders.


This survey is a census.

The Business Register is used to create the survey frame.
Target size 102 units
Desired response rate 50%

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: November 17, 2017 to December 29, 2017

Responding to this survey is mandatory.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

The collection method is a paper questionnaire.
The questionnaire is available in English and French.

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Quality evaluation

To ensure data quality, Statistics Canada took into account and applied throughout the survey process all six dimensions of data quality control, namely, the relevance, accuracy, timeliness, accessibility, interpretability and coherence of the data collected, as per its mandate.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential.

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