Current Surveys

Collection period: February – May 2019

Collection method: Web

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

Description: This is a survey of students who enrolled in more than one B.C. public post-secondary institution between the 2016/2017 academic year and the fall of 2018. The survey is conducted on behalf of the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT), the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and participating B.C. public post-secondary institutions, and asks about students’ educational goals and motivations for enrolling and leaving institutions, their satisfaction with the institutions and their transfer experience, and how their experience could have been improved.

Report: Please visit the BCCAT website for results from the 2012 Survey of Movers. A report from the current survey will be available in the fall of 2019.

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: February – March 2019

Collection method: Web

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

Description: During this period, BC Stats will invite provincial appointees on B.C. public sector boards to respond to a survey that will inform the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO) about board diversity on agencies, boards and commissions.

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: January 31 – February 22, 2019

Collection method: Web

Contact: Work.Environment.Survey@gov.bc.ca

Description: The Diversity and Inclusion Survey supports efforts to expand inclusivity in the BC Public Service (BCPS), and explores the diverse needs, perceptions and experiences of employees. The collected information will be used to help identify barriers and develop solutions to create a more inclusive environment. It will also support and inform corporate strategies related to diversity and inclusion, such as making sure programs, practices, and policies in the BCPS are developed using the actual experiences of BCPS employees.

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 occurring monthly since 2006.

Collection period: Bi-annually (February – March and August – September)

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 Outcomes Survey is conducted by Advanis on behalf of BC Stats, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and participating B.C. post-secondary institutions. Participants are called or emailed approximately 3 and 12 months after they completed or left their Adult Special Education (ASE) program. The survey asks questions regarding participants’ satisfaction with the program, employment success and plans for the future.

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: February 4 – March 8, 2019

Collection method: Web

Contact: Amelia Lowery, 778 974-6196, BCStats.SurveyMail3@gov.bc.ca

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