Current Surveys

Collection period: Annually from September through January

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Marti Lea Thib, 250 812-1040, MartiLea.Thib@gov.bc.ca or Kathy Ham-Rowbottom, 778-676-3973, Kathleen.HamRowbottom@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: Richard Vamos, 778 698-7450, richard.vamos@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: 250 507-1148 or 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: Web

Contact: 1 250 480-8735

Description: The survey is aimed at understanding what attracts people to join the BC Public Service, as well as why employees change jobs. There are two versions: one for new employees and one for employees who have moved to a new position within the BC Public Service.

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Rebecca Westle, 250 812-8615, Rebecca.Westle@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 Advanced Education, Skills and Training (formerly known as 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: 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: Ongoing

Collection method: Mail and web

Contact: 1 778 698-3169

Description: This survey has been collecting data from BC Public Service employees on a monthly basis since April 2007 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. Reports are released to the BC Public Service Agency in summer each year.

Collection period: October 15 – November 2, 2018

Collection method: Online (web survey)

Contact: BCStats.SurveyMail2@gov.bc.ca

Description: This satisfaction survey focuses on the information technology services that the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) provides to all of core government and many broader public sector organizations. OCIO information technology services include workstations, network connectivity and telephone services. OCIO also provide email, file storage, network printing, collaboration services (Lync/Skype), SharePoint sites and deliver services such as e-mail, calendar and contacts to ministry-provided mobile device.

Collection period: July – August 2018

Collection method: Telephone, web, mail, Facebook ad

Contact: R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd., 1 888 274-1700, onlinegames@malatest.com

Description: The Government of British Columbia is interested in understanding if and how B.C. residents play games online.  Your answers are important to this research, even if you do not participate in online games.  The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  You can complete the survey in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, or Mandarin.  Who can participate?  We are looking for youth age 14 to 18 to participate in this survey.  However, anyone 14 years of age or older who lives in B.C. can participate.  The survey will ask questions about your online game playing, including online gambling.  Your participation in the survey will help support future improvements to the overall integrity of gaming in British Columbia.  Please note that the survey is entirely voluntary and you may stop the survey at any time.