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Research & Economic Analysis

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Monthly Business Barometer®

Our monthly survey tracks small business confidence, expectations and operating conditions in Canada. Results are shared in a national report and regional and industrial summaries.


Monthly research surveys

Every month, CFIB members answer Your Voice, a survey covering a wide range of current topics, including COVID-19 impacts. Takeaways are presented in a few key charts.

See below for more survey results.



Other CFIB research

CFIB regularly conducts special surveys and releases research results focused on important topics for Canadian entrepreneurs, including COVID-19, taxes, red tape and labour.

See below for more research and analysis.



Previous results and other analysis

About CFIB Research & Economic Analysis

Our research is based on members’ views, which are fully collected in-house through our various member surveys.

CFIB represents over 95,000 member businesses across Canada. Our membership reflects a diverse group of successful businesses of all sizes, in a wide range of industries, and in all regions of the country. All members are able to participate in our surveys and we operate using a one-member one-vote system.

We release exclusive research, often survey-based but also relying on a wide range of other methodologies, striving to produce clear, credible and compelling data and analysis that can support the success of independent business in Canada.

The CFIB research team is headed by Simon Gaudreault, Vice President, National Research.