Small and medium sized enterprises in Canada (SME)

The SME data warehouse is based on existing administrative data sources from Statistics Canada and Canada Revenue Agency. Data covers tax year 2001 to tax year 2006. The SME Data Warehouse contains a complete, up to date and unduplicated list of all businesses in Canada based on Statistics Canada's Business Register for tax years 2001-2006. This product currently produces data for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are defined as enterprises with less than 250 employees and less than $50 million in total revenue.

Data creator
Statistics Canada. Small Business and Special Surveys Division
Date of creation
2008 Dec
Ottawa, Ont.: Statistics Canada. Data Liberation Initiative
Date of distribution
2009 Apr 2nd
Statistics type
Geographic coverage

Canada, provinces and territories

Time period
Mode of data collection

This survey is a census with a longitudinal design. Data are collected for all units of the target population, therefore no sampling is done. Data are extracted from administrative files and derived from other Statistics Canada surveys and/or other sources.

Extent of file
14 data files (number of logical records varies; Excel format, English and French)

Source: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Data Warehouse (SDDS 5157) December 2008

Access status
Access conditions and restrictions