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    Survey on Occupancy of Québec Campgrounds

    The objective of this survey is to gather information on the performance of the camping industry. The data you provide will help decision-makers determine the measures to be taken to develop all campgrounds in Québec.

    Frequently asked questions

    What is the Institut de la statistique du Québec?

    The Institut de la statistique du Québec, also known as Statistique Québec, is a government agency whose mission is to produce, analyze and disseminate official, objective and quality statistics on various aspects of Québec society.

    How did you obtain my contact information?

    Your campground is on the list of campgrounds provided to us by the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec. Campground owners in all regions of Québec are asked to participate in the survey.

    How do I participate in the survey?

    To participate in the survey, you simply have to:

    • go to the following Internet address: Internet suivante : statistique.quebec.ca/236e;
    • enter your identifier;
    • create a password; and
    • complete the online questionnaire.

    We strongly suggest that you start by filling out the paper version of the questionnaire, which can be accessed by clicking on this link: statistique.quebec.ca/en/fichier/236-questionnaire.pdf

    If necessary, you can exit the questionnaire and return to finish it at a more convenient time.

    Statistique Québec will contact the participants who have not submitted their online questionnaire to obtain their answers by phone. If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.

    I tried accessing the questionnaire, but keep getting an error message. What should I do?

    Make sure you entered your identifier correctly.

    You can contact Statistique Québec by phone at 1-800-561-0213 or by e-mail at collecte@stat.gouv.qc.ca.

    In your message, please mention the name of the survey printed on your invitation letter, as well as your name and contact information.

    We will respond to your request within 24 hours during our office hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Are telephone interviews recorded?

    For quality and training purposes, telephone interviews with Statistique Québec agents are recorded. However, if you don't want the interview to be recorded, simply notify the agent at the beginning of the call.

    Why and how did you get my contact information?

    This survey is a census. The Ministère du Tourisme provided us with the list of campgrounds in Québec. All campground owners have received the questionnaire.

    Do I have to take part in this survey?

    Yes. Your participation in the survey is mandatory, since it will allow the Ministère du Tourisme to obtain the most accurate portrait possible of campground occupancy rates in Québec. The survey results will be the only official figures available on the Québec camping industry.

    As set out in section 11 of the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the director general has the right to determine which requests for information are to be considered mandatory if he deems that such information is necessary to produce reliable statistics. The director general has declared this survey mandatory.

    As a result, you are legally obligated to fill out the survey. Under the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec, anyone asked to provide the Institut with information deemed mandatory must do so within the timeframe and in the format requested.

    What is Statistique Québec’s privacy policy?

    The Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec guarantees that the information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes. All Statistique Québec employees have taken an oath before a commissioner and are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of the data they collect.

    Will you share my answers with other individuals or organizations?

    The survey results will be shared with the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec, which will then produce a report on campground occupancy rates that will help support the development of the camping industry. However, no individual data will be provided to the Ministère. All results will be aggregated to protect the anonymity of respondents.

    How can I make sure you are from Statistique Québec?

    You can call Statistique Québec toll-free at 1-800-561-0213.

    When will the survey results be made available?

    The survey results will be published on the website of the Ministère du Tourisme.

    How can I get more information about the survey?

    For more information about the survey, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at collecte@stat.gouv.qc.ca or by phone at 1-800-561-0213 (toll free). You can reach us Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.