Monthly Survey of Manufacturing

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Introduction

Purpose

The Monthly Survey of Manufacturing (MSM) publishes statistical series for manufacturers - sales of goods manufactured, inventories, unfilled orders, new orders and capacity utilization rate.

Authority

Confidential when completed

Collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada,1985, Chapter S-19.

Completion of this questionnaire is a legal requirement under this act.

Confidentiality

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 the information from this survey for statistical and research purposes.

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 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 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 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 are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as well as with the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government, The Conseil de l'industrie forestière du Québec, the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, the ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec, Transition énergétique Québec, the ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques du Québec, the ministère des Finances du Québec, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Manitoba Department of Sustainable Development, the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, the Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the Canada Energy Regulator.

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

Record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Security of emails and faxes

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during the transmission of information by facsimile or e-mail. However, upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded to all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Assistance

If you need assistance, please contact us.

Reporting instructions

Please correct name, address and establishment coverage if necessary.

• When values are not available by the due date, estimates are acceptable.
• Do not report cumulative or year-to-date values.
• Leave blank spaces only where values are not normally reported.

Business Status

Is this business or organization 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)

When did this business or organization close for the season?

  • : YYYY MM DD

When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

When did this business or organization cease all operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

Why did this business or organization cease all operations?

  • 1: Bankruptcy
  • 2: Liquidation
  • 3: Dissolution
  • 4: Other reason — please specify:

When was this business or organization sold?

  • : YYYY MM DD

What is the legal name of the buyer?

When did this business or organization amalgamate?

  • : YYYY MM DD

What is the legal name of the resulting or continuing business or organization?

What is (are) the legal name(s) of the other amalgamated business(es) or organization(s)?

When did this business or organization become temporarily inactive?

  • : YYYY MM DD

When does this business or organization expect to resume operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

Why is this business or organization temporarily inactive?

When did this business or organization cease operations?

  • : YYYY MM DD

Why did this business or organization cease operations?

MSM Business Activity

MSM Business Activity - Question identifier:1

Statistics Canada uses the North American Industrial Classification System to classify the activities of each business or organization. According to our records, this business or organization's main activity is classified as:

Is this the main activity of this business or organization?

  • 1: Yes, this is the main activity of this business or organization.
  • 2: No, this is not the main activity of this business or organization.

MSM Business Activity - Question identifier:a

Was this business or organization's main activity, which typically generates the most revenue, ever classified as described above?

  • 1: Yes
    When did the main activity change?
    YYYY MM DD
  • 2: No

MSM Business Activity - Question identifier:b

Please provide a brief but precise description of this business or organization's main activity (e.g., "breakfast cereal manufacturing" or "shoe store" or "software development").

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