Monthly Crushing Operations Survey - 2021

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Introduction

Survey purpose

This survey is a census of plants that crush oilseeds into oil and meal. Data collected are part of supply-disposition statistics of major grains and allow the calculation of the domestic disappearance component. They are also required to verify grain production and farm stocks.
The data are used by the provincial governments, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and related industries for market analysis, particularly of supply-disposition of grain.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

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Confidentiality

By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Reporting instructions

Please print in ink.

Business or organization and contact information

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:1

Verify or provide the business or organization's legal and operating name and correct where needed.
Note: Legal name modifications should only be done to correct a spelling error or typo.

  • : Legal name
  • : Operating name (if applicable)

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:2.

Verify or provide the contact information of the designated business or organization contact person for this questionnaire and correct where needed.
Note: The designated contact person is the person who should receive this questionnaire. The designated contact person may not always be the one who
actually completes the questionnaire.

  • : First name
  • : Last name
  • : Title
  • : Preferred language of communication
    - English
    - French
  • : Mailing address (number and street)
  • : City
  • : Province, territory or state
  • : Postal code or ZIP code
    Example: A9A 9A9 or 12345-1234
  • : Country
  • : Email address
    Example: user@example.gov.ca
  • : Telephone number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234
  • : Extension number
    (if applicable)
  • : Fax number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3

Verify or provide the current operational status of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name above.

  • a: Operational - Go to question 4
  • b: Not currently operational
    e.g., temporarily or permanently closed, change of ownership

    Why is this business or organization not currently operational?
    Seasonal operations - Go to question 3a.
    Ceased operations - Go to question 3b.
    Sold operations - Go to question 3c.
    Amalgamated with other businesses or organizations - Go to question 3d.
    Temporarily inactive but will re-open - Go to question 3e.
    No longer operating due to other reasons - Go to question 3f.

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3a

Seasonal operations

  • : When did this business or organization close for the season?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
    Go to question 4

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3b

Ceased operations

  • : When did this business or organization cease operations?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : Why did this business or organization cease operations?
    •Bankruptcy
    •Liquidation
    •Dissolution
    •Other - Specify the other reasons why the operations ceased
    Go to question 4

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3c

Sold operations

  • : When was this business or organization sold?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : What is the legal name of the buyer?
    Go to question 4

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3d

Amalgamated with other businesses or organizations

  • : When did this business or organization amalgamate?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?
  • : What are the legal names of the other amalgamated businesses or organizations?
    Go to question 4

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3e

Temporarily inactive but will re-open

  • : When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive?
    Go to question 4

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:3f

No longer operating due to other reasons

  • : When did this business or organization cease operations?
    Date - YYYY/MM/DD
  • : Why did this business or organization cease operations?

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:4

Verify or provide the current main activity of the business or organization identified by the legal and operating name.
Note: The described activity was assigned using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
1: This is the current main activity. - Go to next section
2: This is not the current main activity.
Please provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity.
e.g., breakfast cereal manufacturing, shoe store, software development

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:5

Was this business or organization's main activity ever classified as:

  • 1: Yes
  • 2: No - Go to next section

Business or organization and contact information - Question identifier:6

When did the main activity change?

  • : Date - YYYY/MM/DD

Oilseeds — raw material crushed and month-end stocks

Oilseeds — raw material crushed and month-end stocks - Question identifier:1

For the reference month, what were the quantities of raw material crushed on a cleaned basis (clean net) and the month-end stocks for the following oilseeds?
Include:
• raw materials crushed at this operation only
• stocks of oilseed and oilseed products held on Canadian soil only.

Oilseeds

  • a: Canola
    Quantity of raw material (metric tonnes):
    Stocks of oilseeds (metric tonnes):
  • b: Soybeans
    Quantity of raw material (metric tonnes):
    Stocks of oilseeds (metric tonnes):
  • c: Other oilseeds — specify:
    Quantity of raw material (metric tonnes):
    Stocks of oilseeds (metric tonnes):

Oilseed products and month-end stocks

Oilseed products and month-end stocks - Question identifier:2

For the reference month, what were the quantities of oil and meal produced and the month-end stocks for the following oilseed products?

Include stocks of oilseed and oilseed products held on Canadian soil only.

  • a: Canola oil - Quantity produced (metric tonnes)
  • b: Canola meal - Quantity produced (metric tonnes)
  • c: Soybean oil - Quantity produced (metric tonnes)
  • d: Soybean meal - Quantity produced (metric tonnes)
  • e: Other oilseeds reported at question 1c — oil - Quantity produced (metric tonnes)
  • f: Other oilseeds reported at question 1c — meal - Quantity produced (metric tonnes)
  • a: Canola oil - Stocks of oilseed products (metric tonnes)
  • b: Canola meal - Stocks of oilseed products (metric tonnes)
  • c: Soybean oil - Stocks of oilseed products (metric tonnes)
  • d: Soybean meal - Stocks of oilseed products (metric tonnes)
  • e: Other oilseeds reported at question 1c — oil - Stocks of oilseed products (metric tonnes)
  • f: Other oilseeds reported at question 1c — meal - Stocks of oilseed products (metric tonnes)

Canola received from Canadian producers

Canola received from Canadian producers - Question identifier:3

What were the quantities of canola received from Canadian producers for the reference month and for the crop year to date?
Include canola received directly from Canadian producers from all collection points.
Exclude:
• canola imported from other countries
• grain received from Canadian Grain Commission licensed elevators.

  • a: Manitoba producers - Quantity received in reference month (metric tonnes)
  • b: Saskatchewan producers - Quantity received in reference month (metric tonnes)
  • c: Alberta producers - Quantity received in reference month (metric tonnes)
  • d: British Columbia producers - Quantity received in reference month (metric tonnes)
  • : Total - Quantity received in reference month (metric tonnes)
  • a: Manitoba producers - Quantity received Crop year to date (metric tonnes)
  • b: Saskatchewan producers - Quantity received Crop year to date (metric tonnes)
  • c: Alberta producers - Quantity received Crop year to date (metric tonnes)
  • d: British Columbia producers - Quantity received Crop year to date (metric tonnes)
  • Total: Quantity received Crop year to date (metric tonnes)

Changes or events

Changes or events - Question identifier:4

Indicate any changes or events that affected the reported values for this business or organization compared with the last
reporting period.
Mark all that apply.

  • a: Strike or lock-out
    How many days during the reference month was this business or organization open? :
  • b: Exchange rate impact
  • c: Price changes in goods or services sold
  • d: Contracting out
  • e: Organizational change
  • f: Price changes in labour or raw materials
  • g: Natural disaster
    How many days during the reference month was this business or organization open?
  • h: Recession
  • i: Change in product line
  • j: Sold business or business units
  • k: Expansion
  • l: New or lost contract
  • m: Plant closures
    How many days during the reference month was this business or organization open?
  • n: Acquisition of business or business units
  • o: Other changes or events — specify:

    OR
  • p: No changes or events

Contact person

Contact person - Question identifier:5.

Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information.

If the contact person is the same as on cover page, please check and Go to "Feedback"

Otherwise, who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?

  • 1: First name
  • 2: Last name
  • 3: Title
  • 4: Email address (example: user@example.gov.ca)
  • 5: Telephone number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234
  • 6: Extension number (if applicable)
  • 7: Fax number (including area code)
    Example: 123-123-1234

Feedback

Feedback - Question identifier:6.

How long did it take to complete this questionnaire?
Include the time spent gathering the necessary information.

Hours:
Minutes:

Feedback - Question identifier:7.

We invite your comments about this questionnaire.

General information

Confidentiality

Your answers are confidential. By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent, or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes only.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician and returning it with the completed questionnaire. Please specify the organizations with which you do not want to share your data.

For this survey, there is a Section 12 agreement with the Prince Edward Island statistical agency.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Record linkages

To enhance the data from this survey and to reduce the reporting burden, Statistics Canada may combine the acquired data with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

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