Past Surveys

2018

Collection period: January 30 – February 23, 2018

Collection method: Web

Description: This survey, distributed to all regular and auxiliary employees in the BC Public Service, measured the health of the work environment and employee engagement within the organization. Questions covered many aspects of employees' day-to-day work, physical environment and tools, development and performance, co-workers, supervisors, the organization in general, and commitment to their work unit and the larger organization.

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: March 2 – March 25, 2018

Collection method: Web

Contact: Brooke Somers, 250 387-8811, Brooke.Somers@gov.bc.ca

Description: The Community Gaming Grants program distributes funds from commercial gambling revenues to eligible not-for-profit organizations for funding the direct delivery of approved programs to their communities. BC Stats is conducting a survey on behalf of the Community Gaming Grants Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The survey follows-up with recent grant applicants about their experiences with the program. In addition, a sample of registered not-for-profit organizations (non-applicants) will also be invited to participate. The research aims to ensure the Community Gaming Grants program continues to meet the needs of communities.

Collection period:  April 10 – 24, 2018

Collection method:  Web

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

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

Collection period: March 1 – 15, 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: February 6 – 20, 2018

Collection method: Web

Description: This survey, distributed to all employees of the Office of the Auditor General, measures the health of the work environments and employee engagement within the organization. Questions cover many aspects of employees' day-to-day work, physical environment and tools, development and performance, co-workers, supervisors, the organization in general, and commitment to the work unit and the larger organization.

Collection period:  May 3 – May 17, 2018

Collection method:  Web

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

Collection period: Monthly to May 2018

Collection method: Telephone, mail and web

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

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.

 

 

2017

Collection period: Annually from September through January

Collection method: Telephone and web

Contact: Marti Lea Thib, 250 812-1040, MartiLea.Thib@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: 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:  October 17 – November 3, 2017

Collection method:  Web

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

Collection period: November 14 – December 1, 2017

Collection method: Web

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

Collection period: October 3 – November 5, 2017

Collection method: Telephone, mail and web

Description: BC Stats assisted Elections BC in conducting a study to assess the quality of the voters list. The study involved contacting 4,000 registered voters by phone or mail. This study was important to ensure that voters receive necessary voting information. Through the study, participants were 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: February 14 – February 28, 2017

Collection method: Web

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

Collection period: September 19 – October 20, 2017

Collection method: Mail and web

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

Collection period: September – November 2017

Collection method: Telephone, text message and online

Description: A survey on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture to gather information to help British Columbia’s agrifood and seafood businesses better cater to the needs of B.C. residents.

Collection period: January 5 – January 27, 2017

Collection method: Web

Description: Working with BC Stats to develop and disburse two web-based survey’s, the Ministry of Finance, Revenue Solutions Branch (RSB), and their vendor partner, HP Advanced Solutions Inc., invited clients to provide feedback and feelings of satisfaction in relation to Information Management and Information Technology services (IM/IT) and the Revenue Management System (RMS).  IM/IT services include Application Production Support, Situation Management, Application Development and Enhancement, and Business Consulting. RMS is a software program that enables business functions, such as account management, billing, payment, reporting and collection, in a standardized and efficient manner. Since 2007, data has been collected on IM/IT services and the RMS. Examining trends and comparisons provide an opportunity for the RSB to continue to inform positive business decisions.

Collection period: February 1 – 15, 2017

Collection method: Web

Description: This survey, distributed to all employees of the Office of the Auditor General, measures the health of the work environments and employee engagement within the organization. Questions cover many aspects of employees' day-to-day work, physical environment and tools, development and performance, co-workers, supervisors, the organization in general, and commitment to the work unit and the larger organization.

Collection period: January 16 – January 27, 2017

Collection method: In-person intercept survey

Description: Eight Service BC offices were chosen for in-person intercept surveys: Prince George, Dawson Creek, Victoria, Courtenay, Vernon, Grand Forks, Chilliwack and Fort St. John. The most recent Common Measurements Tool (CMT) Question Bank was used. The CMT allows for the future possibility of benchmarking results against other public service organizations that also use this tool. The survey was conducted by NRG Research Group.

Collection period: February 14 – February 24, 2017

Collection method: Web

Description: During this period, BC Stats invited online customers to rate their satisfaction with an online service they used within the last 6 months.

Collection period: November 22 – December 6, 2017

Collection method: Web

Contact: 1 778 698-3169, BCStats.SurveyMail5@gov.bc.ca

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

Collection period: March 27 – April 7, 2017

Collection method: Web

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

Collection period: September 6 – September 27, 2017

Collection method: Web

Description:  The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has responsibility for leading strategy, planning, deployment and support for the entire continuum of technology services for the BC Public Service. This survey asked a random sample of BC Public Service employees about their current satisfaction levels with technology-related tools and services used in the work environment.

 

2016

Collection period:  April 13 – April 27, 2016

Collection method: Email invitation to online survey

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

Collection period: August 2009 – November 2016

Collection method: Telephone and web

Description: The BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey was conducted by Advanis on behalf of program service providers, BC Stats, and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training. The survey followed-up with participants who took a course or program, or received services or funding through a program funded by the BC Labour Market Agreement. Participants were called or emailed approximately 3 and 12 months after they completed or substantially completed their program. The survey asked participants questions regarding their satisfaction with the program, employment status, occupation, industry, weekly hours of work, wages, further education or training, and solicited general comments about the program.

Collection period: November 8 – December 2, 2016

Collection Method: Web

Description: BC Stats conducted this survey on behalf of the BC Public Service Agency. This survey asked regular and auxiliary BC Public Service employees to provide input about career development and opportunities in the BC Public Service. Survey feedback helped identify ways to foster employee career growth and support succession management efforts in the BC Public Service.

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:  September 26 – November 7, 2016

Collection method: Mail and web

Description: This survey was conducted by BC Stats on behalf of the Office of the Seniors Advocate (OSA) and collected feedback from HandyDART clients across B.C. regarding their experiences using the service. The information will be used by OSA to assist in making recommendations to improve HandyDART services.

Collection period: February – March 2016

Collection method: Telephone and web

Description: The HealthLink BC Survey measured provincial awareness and usership of services including 811, Nursing Services, Dietitian Services, the BC HealthGuide Handbook, and the HealthLink BC website.

Collection period: August 2016

Collection method: Telephone

Description: Health Insurance BC (HIBC) is responsible for the administration of the Medical Services Plan, which is MSP, including registration for MSP and processing applications for Premium Assistance and Fair PharmaCare. HIBC would like to understand citizens/beneficiaries level of satisfaction with their most recent service experience.

Collection period: September 12 – September 26, 2016

Collection method: Online

Description: HIBC is responsible for the registration of all health care providers in the province, and payment of medical and pharmacy claims. HIBC would like to understand physicians/pharmacists level of satisfaction with their most recent service experience.

Collection period:  November 14 – November 25, 2016

Collection method:  Web

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

Collection period: January 26 – February 9, 2016

Collection method: Web

Description: This survey, distributed to all employees of the Office of the Auditor General, measured the health of the work environments and employee engagement within the organization. Questions covered many aspects of employees' day-to-day work, physical environment and tools, development and performance, co-workers, supervisors, the organization in general, and commitment to the work unit and the larger organization.

Collection period: October 11 – November 1, 2016

Collection method: Web    

Description: A work environment survey of employees used to measure and identify opportunities to develop employee engagement.
NOTE: Sentis Research and BC Stats conducted the survey on behalf of the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Collection Period: October 24 – December 16, 2016

Collection Method: Web and mail invitations

Description: This survey conducted by BC Stats on behalf of Procurement Transformation collected feedback on government procurement processes. The information was used to help direct internal project efforts and provide a baseline of the current experience that is expected to improve.

Collection period: January – February 2016

Collection method: Telephone and web

Description: Service BC provides government services through the Service BC call centre (recently renamed from Enquiry BC). The purpose of this survey was to understand customer preferences when interacting with government and help improve the experience of Service BC call centre customers.

Collection period: June 10 – June 24, 2016

Collection method: In-person in select Service BC offices

Description: NRG Research Group conducted in-person surveys.

Collection period: November – December 2015

Collection method: Web

Description: Shared Services BC (SSBC) provides a broad suite of real estate and property management services to over 30,000 public servants in the British Columbia Public Service and the broader public sector. The survey asked tenant of buildings that SSBC leases, owns, or manages, to provide their feedback on a range of issues relating to their physical work environment (i.e., building and workspace). The feedback provided SSBC and its property management service provider, Workplace Solutions Inc. (WSI), with a better understanding of tenant needs and expectations, helped identify service improvements, and will assist in the development of future real estate and accommodation plans and approaches.

Collection period: March 2016

Collection method: Web

Description: A work environment survey of employees used to measure and identify opportunities to develop and improve the workplace in key areas using year over year benchmarks.

Collection period:  May 4 – May 18, 2016

Collection method: Email invitation to online survey

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

 

2015

Collection period: May 2015

Collection method: Web

Description: This survey is being distributed to all permanent and temporary BC Assessment employees who were on staff as of April 7, 2015. This is their opportunity to express how they feel about their day-to-day work, environment and resources, development and performance, co-workers, and the organization.

Collection period: October 13 – 26, 2015

Collection method: Web

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

Collection period: January 29 – February 12, 2015

Collection method: Web

Description: This pilot survey collected information from permanent employees who recently changed jobs within the BC Public Service to explore the circumstances leading up to their job change. This survey provided insight into the key motivators for changing jobs within the BC Public Service and identified workplace supports that facilitated employees’ career aspirations.

Collection period: October 6 – October 30, 2015

Collection method: Web and mail

Description: This survey, distributed to all regular and auxiliary employees in the BC Public Service, measured the health of the work environment and employee engagement within the organization. Questions covered many aspects of employees' day-to-day work, physical environment and tools, development and performance, co-workers, supervisors, the organization in general, and commitment to their work unit and the larger organization.

Collection period: November 12 – December 20, 2015

Collection method: Web

Description: A new Societies Act (The Act) was passed in May 2015 and it is anticipated to come into force in late 2016. This Act governs how societies (not-for-profit corporations) are created and run in B.C. For now, the current Society Act is still in effect; however, when the new Societies Act comes into force, all societies will be required to use an electronic system to file documents with the Corporate Registry. This short survey collected information about how the electronic system will work for societies when it comes online

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:  October 21 – November 4, 2015

Collection method:  Web

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

Collection period: October 8 – November 6, 2015

Collection method: Mail and Web

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

Collection period:  March – April, 2015

Collection method: Telephone    

Description: The Ministry of Education is reviewing the Provincial Awards Program to ensure that scholarships and awards align with new directions in education transformation. The feedback gathered from this survey will help share the new program design.

The Ministry of Justice and the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) wish to gain insight into issues facing British Columbians and to evaluate awareness, attitudes about access to on-line services, provision of on-line services, on-line delivery of: negotiation, facilitation and/or on-line dispute resolution. The information gathered in this research project will play a fundamental role in assisting the Ministry of Justice and the CRT in the development of the CRT’s service and tools.

Collection period: September 9 – September 18, 2015

Collection method: In Person

Description: The survey is being undertaken by NRG Research Group on behalf of BC Stats, Service BC, and the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services to assess citizen and business satisfaction with service at Service BC centres.

Collection period: February – April, 2015

Collection method: Web    

Description: During this period, BC Stats invited Contact Centre customers to complete the survey.

Collection period: January 5 – March 1, 2015

Collection method: Phone and web     

Description: On September 30, 2011, the Premier launched the B.C. Smoking Cessation Program, helping people stop smoking or using other tobacco products by assisting them with the cost of smoking cessation aids. BC Stats is administering a client outcomes survey as part of an evaluation of the B.C. Smoking Cessation Program.

 

2014

Collection period: November 2014

Collection Method: Web

Description: The Ministry of Advanced Education, with the assistance of BCCAT's Admissions Committee and a system-wide Steering Committee contracted BC Stats to undertake a provincial survey of international students in November 2014. BC Stats conducted the online survey, targeting approximately 35,000 international students from post-secondary institutions in BC. Over 9,200 responded. Results are available here: http://www.bccat.ca/research/iss

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: November 12 – December 19, 2014

Collection method: Semi-structured interviews

Description: BC Stats partnered with the BC Public Service Agency to conduct a special topic research project during the off-cycle of the Work Environment Survey (WES) called Learning from the Best. The purpose of the research was to identify and share best practices and strategies to improve engagement and the work environment. This research helped inform others interested in developing effective strategies for making workplace improvements, engaging employees and fostering a culture of Being the Best place to work.

Collection period: August 25 – September 12, 2014

Collection method: Web

Description: The Ministry of Finance consolidated Information Management and Information Technology services for program areas of various ministries. These services are provided through HP Advanced Solutions. BC Stats conducted a survey to measure the satisfaction of the Province employees who received IM/IT services in the past year. The results of this survey provided performance measures to inform business decisions and to help improve services.

Collection period: November 12 – December 3, 2014

Collection method: Web and mail

Description: The objective of the survey was to learn more about your work experience in the broader context of health and well-being. The aggregate information from this survey helped employees, managers and human resource professionals gain deeper insights on what can be done differently across work units, within organizations and corporately to help improve experiences. A focused survey of this nature helps develop the right kind of improvements that will have the greatest benefit and meaning for you.