Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada, March 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Statistics Canada


Released: 2020-04-29


The Canadian economy changed dramatically in March as a result of COVID-19 and the situation has had a profound impact on the ability of businesses in Canada to operate. In order to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, employers and employees, communities and our economy, Statistics Canada and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce collaborated to launch the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions.
From April 3 to 24, 2020, representatives from more than 12,600 businesses visited Statistics Canada's website and took part in the online questionnaire about how COVID-19 is affecting their business. Statistics Canada would like to thank participants who took the time to answer these important questions during this challenging time. 
Readers should note that unlike other surveys conducted by Statistics Canada, crowdsourcing data are not collected using a probability-based sample design. As a result, the findings  cannot be applied to the overall Canadian economy. [ READ MORE ]