Employee Research

We depend on our employees. That’s why BC Stats conducts ongoing research into the employee working experience: to make sure the B.C. Public Service has the information it needs to attract, develop and retain a diverse and talented workforce committed to serving the province of British Columbia.

The New Job Survey, Work Environment Survey and Exit Survey are part of a longstanding program that allows employees to provide confidential feedback regarding their experiences, needs and perspectives throughout their B.C. Public Service work life cycle.

These insights help us improve how we attract, retain and develop employees in order to maintain the diversity of skills needed to keep pace with the growing range of services we provide to British Columbians. It’s all part of the government’s corporate plan and commitment to building internal capacity.

New Job Survey

The New Job Survey results are used to understand what attracts people to join the B.C. Public Service as well as why employees change jobs.

Work Environment Survey (WES)

The Work Environment Survey (WES) measures the health of the work environments within the B.C. Public Service as well as other public sector organizations through a confidential survey distributed to all employees.

Exit Survey

The Exit Survey provides departing employees with an opportunity to share their final perceptions about their work environment. This feedback is used to develop future strategies for improving employee engagement and retention.

Workforce Profiles (Employment Equity)

Employment equity in the B.C. Public Service means eliminating barriers to employment and creating a workplace where current and prospective employees receive equitable treatment in hiring, training and promotion.

Information to assess employment equity practices is gathered through BC Stats' surveys and the resulting statistics are used to produce the B.C. Public Service Workforce Profiles.


All information gathered within the Employee Research and Analysis Program is protected under the Statistics Act and is kept confidential. Before the results from any survey are published, responses are combined and all potentially identifying information is removed so individuals cannot be identified.