Current Surveys

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: 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: Annually from January – May

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Kathy Ham-Rowbottom, 778-676-3973, Kathleen.HamRowbottom@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 and from those who completed trades foundation and other trades training programs. 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 January – June

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact:  Kathy Ham-Rowbottom, 778-676-3973, Kathleen.HamRowbottom@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: 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: January - February 2019

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Latoya Blackwood, 778 698-7926, Latoya.Blackwood@gov.bc.ca

Description: The New Entrants to Agriculture Survey is being conducted by R.A. Malatest on behalf of BC Stats and the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry is interested in the experiences and opinions of individuals who are responsible for the management decisions for a farm, agricultural business or new farming enterprise.

Collection period: January 21 – February 1, 2019

Collection method: In-person intercept survey

Contact: Deborah Cooper, 778 676-3970, Deborah.Cooper@gov.bc.ca or 1 888 447-4427 (toll-free)

Description: The survey is being conducted by NRG Research Group on behalf of BC Stats and Service BC at the following eight Service BC offices: Chilliwack, Courtenay, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Grand Forks, Prince George, Vernon and Victoria.