Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy: Interactive Dashboard


The data used to create this interactive web application is from the following listed data tables:

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The 2019 Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy (SIBS) is a joint initiative between Statistics Canada; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; Global Affairs Canada; the Bank of Canada; the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; the Institut de la statistique du Québec; and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

As a result of changes in terminology and content between the 2019 SIBS and previous iterations of the survey, caution is recommended when making historical comparisons with some tables and at more detailed levels of aggregation.

Data for the 2015-to-2017 and 2017-to-2019 reference periods are available by sector, according to the North American Industry Classification System; by enterprise size; and by economic region, according to the Standard Geographical Classification.

Small enterprises
These firms are defined as having between 20 to 99 employees.
Medium-sized enterprises
These firms are defined as having between 100 to 249 employees.
Large enterprises
These firms are defined as having 250 or more employees.
Atlantic region
includes Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Rest of Canada
includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut
Innovation (2019 SIBS)
An innovation is a new or improved product or process (or combination thereof) that differs significantly from the unit's previous products or processes and that has been made available to potential users (product) or brought into use by the unit (process) [Source: Oslo Manual, 4th edition, page 20].
Innovation (2017 SIBS)
an innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organizational method in business practices, workplace organization or external relations [Source: Oslo Manual, 3rd edition, page 46].
Information technology
Information and communication technology services
Advanced technologies
New technologies (equipment and software) that perform a new function or perform a function significantly better than the technologies commonly used in the industry or by competitors.
Clean technologies
Any goods or services that reduce environmental impacts through environmental protection activities or through the sustainable use of natural resources.
Benefits from production through efficient use of resources
(1) Improved resource efficiency through reduced material use per unit of output; (2) improved resource efficiency through reduced energy use per unit of output; (3) improved resource efficiency by replacing material with less greenhouse-gas-intensive alternatives; (4) reduced consumption of resources through recycling (water, waste or material); and (5) renewable fuels: ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, biochar and hydrogen.
Benefits related to increased environmental protection activities
(1) Reduced air, water, soil or noise pollution; and (2) reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Benefits related to consumer or end user
(1) Reduced energy use or increased energy efficiency for the consumer or end user; (2) reduced material use or increased recycling for the consumer or end user; (3) reduced air, water, soil or noise pollution for the consumer or end user; and (4) reduced greenhouse gas emissions for the consumer or end user.
Business practices comprise
  • Product development and control management: concurrent engineering (simultaneous design), cross-functional design teams, electronic work order management and distribution resource planning (DRP).
  • Quality management practices: continuous improvement (including total quality management (TQM), Business certification or certification renewals and quality management system (QMS).
  • Other business practices: competitive technological intelligence (CTI) or benchmarking, sustainable development strategy or environmental stewardship plan (ESP), product data management (PDM), life cycle management (LCM) and intellectual property management.
Data Quality Indicators - Symbol legend
A: Excellent, B: Very good, C: Good, D: Acceptable, E: Use with caution, F: Too unreliable to be published.

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