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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

Monthly Business Barometer®

CFIB has been surveying members on their business outlook through the Business Barometer® since 2000. See the questionnaire, historical data, our most recent Barometer results and sign up for monthly updates here

Monthly research surveys

We are surveying our members regularly to discover how current events like the COVID-19 virus are affecting independent business. Here’s what our respondents are saying.

Other CFIB research

Our research explores the commercial, political and social issues that affect our members. Here’s the complete list of content we have released in recent years.





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 major sectors of the economy. 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, Senior Director, National Research