The SFS provides a comprehensive picture of the net worth of Canadians. Information is collected on the value of all major financial and non-financial assets and on the money owing on mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans and other debts. A family's net worth can be thought of as the amount of money they would be left with if they sold all of their assets and paid off all of their debts.
The survey data are used by government departments to help formulate policy, the private sector and by individuals and families to compare their wealth with those of similar types of families.
Collection period: Starting in 2012, the collection period lasts 3 months, from beginning of September to beginning of December.
- Household assets, debts and wealth
- Income, pensions, spending and wealth