Current Surveys

Collection period: November 6 – December 20, 2019

Collection method: Telephone

Contact: Tanis Abuda, 1 888 447-4427, BCStats.SurveyMail6@gov.bc.ca

Description:  B.C.’s active transportation strategy, Move. Commute. Connect., is about building a cleaner and greener future for all British Columbians. Active transportation is all forms of human powered transportation, most common being walking and cycling. Move. Commute. Connect. is about changing the transportation landscape to make active transportation safer, more accessible and convenient for the public, regardless of age, ability, gender or ethnicity. But what does that mean in daily lives of the people of B.C., and what factors could be preventing the public from adopting active transportation as a way to get around?  As part of the strategy, the Province committed to conducting research and data collection to identify opportunities and possible barriers to public participation. The Active Transportation (AT) Strategy General Population Telephone Survey will collect baseline data to help key partners make evidence-based decisions that guide programs and policies to increase the use of AT across B.C. and realize the AT Strategy goals.

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: 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: Annually from September through January

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: 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: August 13 – October 15, 2019

Collection method: Web

Contact: 778 698-7926 or BCStats.SurveyMail2@gov.bc.ca

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

Collection period:  November 13 – 29, 2019

Collection method:  Web

Contact: 1 778 698-3169, BCStats.SurveyMail4@gov.bc.ca

Description A survey sent to employees to measure and identify opportunities to develop employee engagement.

Collection period: November 13, 2019 – January 16, 2020

Collection method: Web

Contact: Julie Hawkins, 1-888-447-4427, BCStats.SurveyMail5@gov.bc.ca

Description: The City of Victoria provides a variety of services to businesses operating in Victoria. These services include operating the Business Hub, and providing business licenses and permits. This survey asks questions on a range of topics relevant to business owners and operators: demographics (years of operation, size, industry, location, etc.), business plan, business neighbourhood, downtown Victoria, city services, Business Hub, customer service, communication and engagement, municipal financing, and the overall business climate. Responses will help the City to better understand the needs of Victoria businesses and how they can best be met.

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: November 4 – 29, 2019

Collection method: Web (online survey)

Contact: Tanis Abuda, 1 888 447-4427, BCStats.SurveyMail6@gov.bc.ca

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

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Richard Vamos, 778 698-7450, Richard.Vamos@gov.bc.ca

Description: The Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes Survey is conducted by Advanis on behalf of BC Stats and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The survey follows-up with participants three and 12 months after they complete training or a program funded by the B.C. Employer Training Grant, Employee Training Program, or Community Workforce Response Grant. The survey asks participants questions regarding their satisfaction with the program, employment status, occupation, industry, weekly hours of work, and wages. For more information, visit the WorkBC website: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant.aspx or https://www.workbc.ca/Employment-Services/Community-Workforce-Response-Grant.aspx  

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Brenda Young, 250 952-9308, Brenda.Young@gov.bc.ca

The Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes Survey is conducted by Advanis on behalf of BC Stats and the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Employers providing skills training to employees through the B.C. Employer Training Grant or Community Workforce Response Grant are invited to complete a survey approximately 12 months after their employee completes their training. Through the survey, employers provide feedback regarding the impact of the program on their business and community. For more information, visit the WorkBC website: https://www.workbc.ca/Employer-Resources/BC-Employer-Training-Grant.aspx or https://www.workbc.ca/Employment-Services/Community-Workforce-Response-Grant.aspx.