Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative

Since being launched in 2004, through the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative, the Government has taken important steps to reduce the paperwork burden on Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises.

The Government remains committed to eliminating unnecessary red tape from the federal regulatory system, while maintaining Canada's high standards for safety and protection.

Launched on October 1, 2012, the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan sets out what the Government is doing to cut red tape so entrepreneurs can focus on doing business.

Statistics Canada Survey of Regulatory Compliance Costs

The Impact of Regulatory Compliance Costs on Business Performance (October 2020)

Results of the 2011 survey iteration

Analysis of the 2008 survey iteration