Current Surveys

Phone Survey testing: July 22 to October 6, 2021 

Collection method: Telephone and online

Contact:  Tanis Abuda, 250-883-9056, BCStats.SurveyMail6@gov.bc.ca

Description: The BC Cannabis Use Survey is conducted by Advanis on behalf of BC Stats, Statistics Canada, and the B.C. Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Secretariat. The survey will collect data to better understand how people in British Columbia view and use cannabis after being legalized in Canada and to explore the impacts of COVID-19 on usage.

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, Indigenous persons, LGBTQ2S+, 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 collects information from departing employees about their perceptions of their work environment. This information is used to better understand the circumstances around employee departures and to develop future strategies for improving employee engagement and retention.

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: April 12 to May 14, 2021

Collection method: Web

Contact: Brenda Young, 1-888-447-4427, BCStats.SurveyMail2@gov.bc.ca

Description: This voluntary survey aims to capture the demographic information and workplace experiences of City of Vancouver employees. It will also measure the degree to which the organization reflects the diverse communities it serves. The survey data will allow the City to create a road map for better supporting City staff.

Collection period:  June 21 to July 9, 2021

Collection method:  Web

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

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

Collection period: May 14 to June 18, 2021

Collection method: Telephone, mail and web

Contact:  Julie Hawkins, 1-888-447-4427, Julie.Hawkins@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 6,000 registered voters by phone or mail. This study is important to ensure that voters receive necessary voting information. Through the study, participants are 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: Online

Contact:  Katherine Hewko, 778-698-9729, BCStats.SurveyMail3@gov.bc.ca

Description: FrontCounter BC provides citizens and businesses in British Columbia with access to information, licences, permits, registrations and other authorizations required to utilize the province’s natural resources. These services are provided in a “one-stop” delivery approach through offices across the province, email, and a contact centre accessed by a toll-free telephone number. To develop service improvement strategies and monitor client satisfaction, BC Stats continually surveys clients that use these services about their service experiences.

Collection period: April 12 to May 14, 2021

Collection method:  Web

Contact: Brenda Young, 1-888-447-4427, BCStats.SurveyMail2@gov.bc.ca

Description: This voluntary survey aims to capture the demographic information and workplace experiences of Vancouver Public Library employees. It will also measure the degree to which the organization reflects the diverse communities it serves. The survey data will allow the Library to create a road map for better supporting staff.

Collection period: Ongoing

Collection method: Web

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

Description: The Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes Survey is conducted by BC Stats on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills 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: Web

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

Description: The Workforce Development Agreement Outcomes Survey is conducted by BC Stats on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills 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.

Collection period: December 2020 to March 2021

Collection method: Telephone interviews and online bulletin board focus groups

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

Description: On behalf of BC Stats and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, Léger Research will be conducting interviews and focus groups to learn about participants’ experience with the Skills Training for Employment and Community Workforce Response Grant programs, and identify areas for improvement.

Both programs are delivered by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training under the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement, and this research is part of the Ministry’s ongoing performance monitoring activities.