Current Surveys

Collection period: Annually from January through April

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Marti Lea Thib, 250 812-1040, MartiLea.Thib@gov.bc.ca

Description: This survey collects outcomes and evaluative information from former apprenticeship students who have completed the final year of their apprenticeship technical training. This information is used to improve the quality of training, to meet accountability requirements, to help with policy development, and to inform prospective students.

Report: http://outcomes.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/Publications/AboutPublications.aspx

Collection period: Annually from September through January

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Jim Martell, 778 676-3975, Jim.Martell@gov.bc.ca

Description:  The Baccalaureate Graduates Survey (BGS) has been designed to gather information on baccalaureate graduates' education satisfaction levels, education financing and student debt, as well as further education and employment outcomes.

Report: http://outcomes.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/Publications/AboutPublications.aspx

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Mail and Web

Contact: Jean ten Have, 250.387.0331, jean.tenhave@gov.bc.ca

Description: A point of hire employment equity survey to determine the representation of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. Survey has been conducted monthly since 1996.

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Mail and web

Contact: 1 888 447-4427

Description: The BC Public Service Exit Survey has been collecting data from employees voluntarily leaving the BC Public Service since April 2006. The Exit Survey is an ongoing program designed to provide the Business and Workforce Transformation division in Citizen Services, BC Public Service Agency, Strategic Human Resources, and participating government organizations, with a systematic evaluation on why employees are leaving the BC Public Service. The annual responses of those resigning or retiring from public service provide information and insight into factors behind an individual’s decision to leave. Analysis and compilation of the data tracks circumstances and issues that impacted those decisions, thus facilitating future strategies for employee engagement and retention.

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Ian Darling, 250 812-9058, Ian.Darling@gov.bc.ca

Description: The Canada-BC Job Grant Outcomes Survey is conducted by Advanis on behalf of BC Stats and the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. The survey follows-up with participants who took training or a program funded by the Canada-BC Job Fund Agreement. Participants are called or emailed approximately 3 and 12 months after they complete or substantially complete their program. The survey asks participants questions regarding their satisfaction with the program, employment status, occupation, industry, weekly hours of work, and wages. For more information, please see https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/Canada-BC-Job-Grant.aspx

Collection period: Annually from January to June

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Marti Lea Thib, 250 812-1040, MartiLea.Thib@gov.bc.ca

Description: This survey collects information from past students who took diploma, associate degree, and certificate programs from a public B.C. college, institute, or teaching-intensive university. The annual questionnaire collects information on employment outcomes, further education, ratings of programs, and student satisfaction. This information is used to improve programs, develop policy, meet accountability requirements, and inform prospective students.

Report:http://outcomes.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/Publications/AboutPublications.aspx

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Deborah Cooper, 778-676-3970, Deborah.Cooper@gov.bc.ca

Description: FrontCounter BC provides citizens and businesses in British Columbia access to information, permits and other authorizations from the provincial government’s natural resource ministries. These services are provided in a "one-stop" delivery approach, through offices across the province and through a call centre accessed by a single toll-free telephone number. In developing service improvement strategies and performance monitoring, FrontCounter BC has established a performance benchmark of client satisfaction through a survey of its clients. This survey has been occuring monthly since 2006.

Collection period: Bi-annual (August to September and February to March)

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Rebecca Westle, 250 812-8615, Rebecca.Westle@gov.bc.ca

Description: The Labour Market Agreement for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD) is an agreement between the federal and provincial government designed to help persons with disabilities enter and stay in the labour market. The survey follows-up with former students who took a program funded by the LMAPD through a public B.C. college, institute, or teaching-intensive university. Former students are called or emailed approximately 3 and 12 months after they complete or otherwise exit their program. Where telephone and email contact information is unavailable, former students are mailed a letter inviting them to complete the survey via a web survey. The collects information on employment successes, plans for the future, satisfaction with the program, and further training.

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Mail and web

Contact: 1 888 447-4427

Description: The Long Term Disability Application Process Survey has been collecting data from BC Public Service employees since April 2007 on a monthly basis to measure and report on the satisfaction of claimants who had applied for long term disability (LTD). The aim is to help Disability and Rehabilitation staff further refine and ease the process for applicants.Report: Reports are released to the BC Public Service Agency in summer each year.

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Telephone, mail and web

Contact: Kaylie Ingram, 778 676-3974, Kaylie.Ingram@gov.bc.ca

Description: Under the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities (LMAPD), the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation (SDSI) is undertaking a monthly survey of individuals with disabilities who have received employment services or supports at a WorkBC Employment Services Centre. The purpose of this survey is to improve employment opportunities and outcomes for WorkBC participants with disabilities.