Current Surveys

Collection period: March – July 2018

Collection method: Web

Contact: Rebecca Westle, 250 812-8615, Rebecca.Westle@gov.bc.ca

Description: BC Stats is conducting this survey on behalf of the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The survey follows-up with former apprentices who didn't complete their training to determine whether they are satisfied with the training they took, learning whether the training met their goals, and what they have been doing since discontinuing their training.

Collection period: May 1 – 11, 2018

Collection method:  Web

Contact: BCStats.SurveyMail1@gov.bc.ca

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

Collection period: June – August 2018

Collection method: Telephone and web

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

Description: The B.C. 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 baseline data to better understand how British Columbians view and use cannabis.

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

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: Annually from January – May

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Marti Lea Thib, 250 812-1040, MartiLea.Thib@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: Marti Lea Thib, 250 812-1040, MartiLea.Thib@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: 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:  May 3 – May 17, 2018
Collection method:  Web
Contact: 1 778 698-1704, BCStats.SurveyMail4@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: Richard Vamos, 778-698-7450, Richard.Vamos@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.

Collection period: March – July 2018

Collection method: Web

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

Description: BC Stats is conducting a survey of employers across B.C. on behalf of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. British Columbians will need a strong foundation of skills and workforce competencies as they plan their career paths and adapt to changes in the labour market. Some changes can be anticipated but others will be less predictable, and will have an enormous impact on the workplace and the workforce. That’s why helping young people acquire adaptable skills is more important now than ever. The survey asks employers about the work-related skills competencies and characteristics needed from an employer perspective to meet the needs of the changing economy. It also explores drivers of changes in skills needs, workforce challenges, and strategies employers are adopting to address their requirements and attract and develop new employees.