Data Collection - News
24 February 2023
The annual Telecommunications Survey for the period ending 31 December 2022 begins on 20 February 2023. The filing date for this survey is 5 April 2023.
3 February 2023
The annual Facilities Survey for the period ending 31 December 2022 begins on 1 February 2023. The filing date for this survey is 31 March 2023.
- To assist with submissions of geographic data, checklists for form 256, form 267 and form 278 have been updated. Checklists are accessible through a link in the instructions of each respective form.
21 December 2022
The Quarterly Survey on the operations of broadcasters and telecommunications providers for the fourth quarter 2022 will commence on 4 January 2023. The filing date for this survey is 8 February 2023.
28 September 2022
Data collection for the Broadcasting Annual Return for the period ending August 31, 2022 will begin on October 6, 2022. A letter and an email will be sent to participating entities in the near future requesting them to submit their data using the web-based Data Collection System (DCS). Various broadcasting Regulations indicate that annual returns must be filed by 30 November of each year.
22 September 2022
The Quarterly Survey on the operations of broadcasters and telecommunications providers for the third quarter 2022 will commence on 3 October 2022. The filing date for this survey is 3 November 2022.
28 June 2022
The Quarterly Survey on the operations of broadcasters and telecommunications providers for the second quarter 2022 will commence on 4 July 2022. The filing date for this survey is 4 August 2022.
30 May 2022
The Annual Digital Media Survey for the period ending 31 August 2021 begins on 31 May 2022. The filing date for this survey is 30 June 2022.
21 April 2022
The attestation form for service providers who qualify for later publishing deadlines or an exemption based on the number of employees is now available. The attestation form must be completed no later than June 1, 2022. See the Accessible Canada Act and the CRTC Accessibility Reporting Regulations for more details.
21 April 2022
The Public Alerting Survey for the period ending 31 December 2021 begins on 25 April 2022. The filing date for this survey is 31 May 2022.
24 March 2022
The Quarterly Survey on the operations of broadcasters and telecommunications providers for the first quarter 2022 will commence on 1 April 2022. The filing date for this survey is 4 May 2022.
The Quality of Service Survey for the first quarter 2022 will commence on 1 April 2022. The filing date for this survey is 4 May 2022.
17 January 2022
The annual Communications Pricing Survey for the period ending 31 December 2021 begins on 24 January 2022. The filing date for this survey is 4 March 2022.
10 December 2020
Over 400 datasets generated from submissions to the Annual Telecommunications Survey, the Communications Pricing Survey and the Annual Facilities survey have been published alongside the latest version of the Communications Monitoring Report.
Data for the following surveys is currently being collected by the Data Collection System (DCS)
- Annual Broadcasting Survey
- Annual return for radio and television undertakings
- Annual return for broadcasting distribution undertakings
- Annual return for discretionary and on-demand services
- Aggregated annual return for large broadcasters
- Annual Communications Pricing Survey
- Annual Digital Media Survey
- Annual Facilities Survey
- Annual Telecommunications Survey
- Emergency Alert Implementation Report Form
- Profile Survey
- Public Alerting Survey
- Quarterly Survey
- Quality of Service Survey
Per Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2018-123, wholesale high-speed access service providers are required to
- report competitor-specific and company-wide competitor Quality of Service results for each indicator on a quarterly basis for each month in that quarter, within 30 days of the last day of the applicable quarter; and
- provide competitor-specific reports to the associated competitor, containing all supporting details associated with the determination of the Quality of Service results related to that competitor, at the same time as they file their reports with the Commission
In Broadcasting Circular 2007-7, Administrative changes to broadcasting industry data collection, dated 18 October 2007, the CRTC set out the process for the transition to web-based filing of data gathered by paper-based filings. Starting in 2008, selected licensees were required to file their broadcasting data electronically. For 2010 reporting period, electronic filing has been expanded to include most licensees that will submit its broadcasting undertakings' annual return(s) and related statements using the web-based Data Collection System (DCS).
Telecom Circular 2007-17, 18 October 2007 provided notice of administrative changes regarding the collection of telecommunications data. The Commission also provided notice that Statistics Canada and the Commission will gradually harmonize their separate data collection processes so as to further reduce the data collection burden on the telecommunications industry.
As a result of Telecom Circular 2007-17, a number of changes have been made to the forms in the annual telecommunications survey. These changes integrate the extra data requirements for Statistics Canada, simplify reporting requirements and capture new information as the telecommunications industry continues to evolve. As a result, the following two paper-based surveys will now be collected as part of the Annual Telecommunications Survey.
- Annual Survey of Telecommunications – SDDS no. 2722
- Annual Survey of Internet Service Providers – SDDS no. 4303
The net result of the integration of the CRTC and Statistics Canada telecommunications data collection is to reduce the burden on the industry as well as facilitating the filing of data electronically.
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