Current Surveys

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: 250 507-1148

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:  October 17 – November 3, 2017
Collection method:  Web
Contact: 1 778 698-3169, BCStats.SurveyMail2@gov.bc.ca
Description: A work environment survey of employees used to measure and identify opportunities to develop employee engagement.

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: November 14 – December 1, 2017

Collection method: Web

Contact: BCStats.SurveyMail4@gov.bc.ca

Description: A work environment survey of employees used to measure and identify opportunities to develop employee engagement.

Collection period: October 3 – November 5, 2017

Collection method: Telephone, mail and web

Contact: Julie Hawkins, BCStats.SurveyMail5@gov.bc.ca

Description: BC Stats is assisting Elections BC in conducting a study to assess the quality of the voters list. The study involves contacting 4,000 registered voters by phone or mail. This study is important to ensure that voters receive necessary voting information. Through the study, participants will be asked to verify or provide the following information: voter name; current home and mailing addresses, date of birth. For general questions about the voters list or this study, visit http://elections.bc.ca/resources/surveys

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 survey collects information on employment successes, plans for the future, satisfaction with the program, and further training.

Collection period: September – November 2017

Collection method: Telephone, text message and online

Contact: Mary Wolske, 250 508-5808, Mary.Wolske@gov.bc.ca

Description: A survey on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture to gather information to help British Columbia’s agrifood and seafood businesses better cater to the needs of B.C. residents.

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: Web

Contact: 1 888 447-4427

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: November 22 – December 6, 2017

Collection method: Web

Contact: 1 778 698-3169, BCStats.SurveyMail5@gov.bc.ca

Description: A work environment survey of employees used to measure and identify opportunities to develop employee engagement.

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 Poverty Reduction (SDPR), formerly known as 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.