25 March 2013
The Quarterly Survey on the operations of broadcasters and telecommunications providers for the first quarter 2013 will commence on 1 April 2013. The filing date for this survey is 2 May 2013.
18 February 2013
The annual Telecommunications survey for the period ended 31 December 2012 will begin 19 February 2013. A letter and email has been sent to participating entities indicating the filing method available to them.
16 January 2013
The annual telecommunications Facilities Survey for the period ended 31 December 2012 begins on 16 January 2013. The filing date for this survey is 28 February 2013.
3 January 2013
The Quarterly Survey on the operations of broadcasters and telecommunications providers for the fourth quarter 2012 commences on 3 January 2013. Due filing date for this survey is is 6 February 2013.
15 October 2012
The annual Broadcasting survey for the period ended 31 August 2012 will begin 15 October 2012. A letter and email have been sent to participating entities indicating that they must submit their data using the web-based Data Collection system. The data forms are due on 30 November 2012.
Data for the following surveys is currently being collected by the Data Collection System (DCS)
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.
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.