Annual Survey of Professional Accountants
Detailed information for 1996
The survey objective is the collection and publication of data necessary for the statistical analysis of the Accounting and Bookkeeping Services Industry.
Data release - May 12, 1999
With 1998 data, this survey became part of the Unified Enterprise Survey program and is continued under record number 4716: Annual Survey of Service Industries : Accounting and Bookkeeping.
The survey's objective is the collection and publication of data necessary for the statistical analysis of the Accounting and Bookkeeping Services Industry.
Reference period: Calendar year
- Business, consumer and property services
- Professional, scientific and technical services
Data sources and methodology
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
The largest firms are surveyed directly using a mailed questionnaire. For smaller firms, the gross business income (GBI) is compiled from the T1 taxation files and is used for estimating data for the non-surveyed portion.
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any data which would divulge information obtained under the Statistics Act that relates to any identifiable person, business or organization without the prior knowledge or the consent in writing of that person, business or organization. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act override the provisions of any other Act, including the Access to Information Act, to guarantee the confidentiality of reported data of individual respondents. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.