Business Activity, Expenditure and Output Survey
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-1 - Question identifier:1
Please verify the business name and correct where needed
- 1: Legal name
- 2: Operating name
-1 - Question identifier:2
Please verify the information for this business's contact person and correct where needed
- 1: First Name
- 2: Last Name
- 3: Title
- 4: Email address
- 5: Address (number and street)
- 6: City
- 7: Province, territory or state
- 8: Postal code/ZIP code
- 9: Country
- 10: Telephone number (including area code)
- 11: Extension number (if applicable)
- 12: Fax number (including area code)
- 13: Preferred language of communication
The statistical information from the Business Activity, Expenditure and Output Survey will serve the following purposes:
maintain and update the Canadian Business Register, which lists all active businesses in Canada;
improve the efficiency of the Integrated Business Statistics Program with the goal of ensuring each business is only sent appropriate Statistics Canada surveys.
Statistics Canada is conducting the Business Activity, Expenditure and Output Survey to collect information that is necessary to support the Integrated Business Statistics Program (IBSP). This program combines various survey and administrative data to develop comprehensive measures of the Canadian economy.
Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.
Your answers are confidential.
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.
Statistics Canada will use information from this survey for statistical purposes.
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 and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon.
The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.
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, specifying the organizations with which you do not want Statistics Canada to share your data and mailing it to the following address:
Chief Statistician of Canada
Care of Daniela Ravindra
Enterprise Statistics Division
150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway
You may also contact us by email at: Daniela.Ravindra@statcan.gc.ca or by fax at 613-951-6583.
For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
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.
To enhance the data from this survey and to minimize reporting burden, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.
Business Status - Question identifier:3
Is this business currently in operation?
- 1: Yes
- 2: No, seasonal operations
- 3: No, ceased all operations
- 4: No, sold all operations
- 5: No, amalgamated with (an) other business(es)
- 6: No, temporarily inactive but will re-open
- 7: No, no longer operating due to other reason(s)
Business Status - Question identifier:4
When did this business cease all operations?
Business Status - Question identifier:5
Why did this business cease all operations?
- 1: Bankruptcy
- 2: Liquidation
- 3: Dissolution
- 4: Other reason - specify
Business Status - Question identifier:6
When was this business sold?
Business Status - Question identifier:7
What is the legal name of the buyer?
Business Status - Question identifier:8
When did this business amalgamate?
Business Status - Question identifier:9
What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business?
Business Status - Question identifier:10
What is (are) the legal name(s) of the other amalgamated business(es)?
Business Status - Question identifier:11
When did this business become temporarily inactive?
Business Status - Question identifier:12
When does this business expect to resume operations?
Business Status - Question identifier:13
Why is this business temporarily inactive?
Business Status - Question identifier:14
When did this business cease operations?
Business Status - Question identifier:15
Why did this business cease operations?
Business Activity - Question identifier:16
According to our records, this business's main activity, which typically generates the most revenue, is classified as...Is this correct?
- 1: Yes, this is the main activity
- 2: No, this is a secondary activity
- 3: No, this is not applicable
Business Activity - Question identifier:17
Please provide a brief but precise description of this business's main activity
Business Activity - Question identifier:18
Are there any other activities that contribute significantly (at least 10%) to this business's revenue?
- 1: Yes, there are other activities
- 2: No, that is the only significant activity
Business Activity - Question identifier:19
Please provide a brief but precise description of this business's secondary activity
Business Activity - Question identifier:20
Approximately what percentage of this business's revenue is generated by each of the following business activities?
Capital Expenses - Question identifier:21
Did this business make any capital expenditures in 2013?
- 1: Yes
- 2: No
Capital Expenses - Question identifier:22
Does this business intend to make any capital expenditures in 2014 or 2015?
- 1: Yes
- 2: No
Research and Development in Canadian Industry
Research and Development in Canadian Industry - Question identifier:23
In 2013, did this business perform scientific research and development in Canada of at least $10,000 or fund another organization to perform scientific research and development of at least $10,000?
- 1: Yes
- 2: No
Products Sold or Manufactured
Products Sold or Manufactured - Question identifier:24
Which of the following products were sold or manufactured by this business in 2013?
- 1: Select all that apply
Contact person - Question identifier:25
Statistics Canada may need to contact the person who completed this questionnaire for further information. Is ...the best person to contact?
- 1: Yes
- 2: No
Contact person - Question identifier:26
Who is the best person to contact about this questionnaire?
- 1: First Name
- 2: Last name
- 3: Title
- 4: Email address:
- 5: Telephone number (including area code)
- 6: Extension number (if applicable)
- 7: Fax number (including area code)
Feedback - Question identifier:27
How long did it take to complete this questionnaire?
- 1: HH:MM
Feedback - Question identifier:28
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