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Initial results from the new Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy are now available.

The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada in 2009 and sponsored by Industry Canada and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. The survey, which covered manufacturing, most service industries, and other industries, was designed to address gaps in the understanding of factors that drive and impede business innovation and the adoption of technology in Canada.

It provides information on the strategic and tactical decisions of Canadian businesses, as well as their innovation and operational activities.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5171.

To obtain statistical tables, for more information on statistical outputs of this survey, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Antoine Rose (613-951-5582;, Business Special Surveys and Technology, Statistics Division.

Highlights of the findings are available on Industry Canada's website.

For more information about policy analysis related to business strategies and innovation, contact Marc Duhamel (613-957-3404;, Industry Canada.