SME financing and growth

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The data presented in this section come from the surveys on financing and growth of small and medium enterprises (SME) conducted by Statistics Canada since 2007. The tables shown below are from the 2011 Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises. The information collected in these surveys addresses recent attempts of SMEs to obtain different types of external financing, their growth prospects, their geographic markets, their characteristics and those of their owners, as well as the business practices used (e.g. in terms of export, innovation and use of intellectual property methods) to promote their growth or long-term future.

Publications

Tables (in French only)

Definitions and methodology - SME Financing in 2014 (in French only)

Note:

  • The data for 2014 cannot be compared directly with those from 2007. It would be necessary to make certain adjustments to compare 2014 data with those from 2011, since in 2014, businesses with gross earnings of less than $30,000 were excluded, and some questions were reformulated.
  • The ICT industry data appearing in some tables were updated on October 7, 2016.

SME financing 2014

 

Note: The data presented in the tables below cannot be directly compared to those presented in the tables for 2007. Comparisons can only be made after adjusting the respective fields used in the 2007 and 2011 surveys, which was done in the tables found under SME financing between 2007 and 2011.

SME financing in 2011

SME financing in 2011 (Supplementary tables)

SME financing between 2007 and 2011

The data presented in the tables below cannot be directly compared to those presented in the tables for 2011. Comparisons can only be made after adjusting the respective fields used in the 2007 and 2011 surveys, which was done in the tables found under SME Financing between 2007 and 2011.

SME financing in 2007

Questionnaires