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    Survey of Internet Integration into Business Processes

    Type of survey

    Cross-sectional survey;
    Regional estimates (2012 edition only).

    Targeted population

    The target population of the survey is composed of all enterprises with one or more employees, excluding self-employed workers, in 16 NAICS (North American Industry Classification System 2017) industry sectors:

    • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (NAICS 11);
    • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (NAICS 21);
    • Utilities (NAICS 22);
    • Construction (NAICS 23);
    • Manufacturing (NAICS 31-33);
    • Wholesale trade (NAICS 41);
    • Retail trade (NAICS 44-45);
    • Transportation and warehousing (NAICS 48-49);
    • Information and cultural industries (NAICS 51);
    • Finance and insurance (NAICS 52);
    • Real estate and rental and leasing (NAICS 53);
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54);
    • Management of companies and enterprises (NAICS 55);
    • Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services (NAICS 56);
    • Arts, entertainment and recreation (NAICS 71);
    • Accommodation and food services (NAICS 72).

    In 2016, that population is estimated at about 170,000 enterprises.

    In 2012, the survey also included a component for establishments with five or more employees. Since some enterprises have several establishments (stores, factories) in various regions of Québec, the information gathered from these establishments provides a more comprehensive picture of Internet access at the regional level.


    2018: 12,286 enterprises;

    2016: 15,205 enterprises;

    2012: about 14,000 enterprises.


    Internet access, Internet use, Web presence, e-commerce, use of government online services, use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), electronic information sharing practices, and ICT investments.

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