Question number concordance with past surveys

2021 Student Exit Survey – Question number concordance (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017)
Student Exit Survey 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Through which program did you get your current student job? 1 1 1 1 1
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about the application process for your current student job. 2 2 2 2 2
It was easy to get information about the student employment program/process. 2a 2a 2a 2a 2a
The application process was clear and easy to understand. 2b 2b 2b 2b 2b
I was provided with sufficient information about the job prior to applying for the position. 2c 2c 2c 2c n/a
How important were each of the following reasons in choosing to accept your current student job? 3 3 3 3 n/a
Gaining work experience in my field of study 3a 3a 3a 3a n/a
Job location 3b 3b 3b 3b n/a
Establishing contacts and networking opportunities for future work in the federal public service 3c 3c 3c 3c n/a
Timing of the job offer 3d 3d 3d 3d n/a
Salary 3e 3e 3e 3e n/a
No other job offers at the time 3f 3f 3f 3f n/a
Recommendations from other students working in the federal public service 3g 3g 3g 3g n/a
Educational requirement (e.g., CO-OP, internship, etc.) 3h 3h 3h 3h n/a
Opportunity to telework Footnote * 3i n/a n/a n/a n/a
Working in the official language of my choice Footnote * 3j n/a n/a n/a n/a
Was this your first student work term with your current team or work unit? 4a 4a n/a n/a n/a

The interview process for my current student job was conducted:

  • In person
  • Remotely (e.g., FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex, telephone, etc.)
  • In person and remotely
  • Not applicable
4b 4b n/a n/a n/a
Please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied or dissatisfied with each of the following aspects of your recruitment and orientation experience. The length of time between first being contacted about the job and the interview. 4c 4c 4a 4a 3a
Please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied or dissatisfied with each of the following aspects of your recruitment and orientation experience. The length of time between the initial job offer and start date. 4d 4d 4b n/a n/a
Please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied or dissatisfied with each of the following aspects of your recruitment and orientation experience. The amount of information I was provided about the job prior to accepting the position. 4e 4e 4c 4b 3b
Please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied or dissatisfied with each of the following aspects of your recruitment and orientation experience. The extent to which the interviewer made me feel at ease during the interview. 4f 4f 4d 4c 3c
Overall, I was satisfied with the way in which the interview process was conducted. 4g 4g n/a n/a n/a

The onboarding for my current student job was conducted: Footnote **

  • In person
  • Remotely (e.g., FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex, telephone, etc.)
  • In person and remotely
  • I did not receive onboarding
5a 5a n/a n/a n/a
The welcome I received from my supervisor/manager (either virtually or in person). 5b 5b 4e 4d 3d
The welcome I received from my colleagues in my work unit (either virtually or in person). 5c 5c 4f 4e 3e
Being provided with the necessary materials and equipment to do my work when I started my student job. 5d 5d n/a n/a n/a
Having access to my department’s/agency’s Information Technology (IT) infrastructure necessary to do my work when I first started my student job (e.g., access to systems, networks, software). 5e 5e n/a n/a n/a
The overall orientation I received about the work I would be doing. 5f 5f 4h 4g 3g
The overall orientation I received about my organization. 5g 5g 4i 4h 3h
Did your manager or supervisor make you aware of orientation or student events offered by your organization or other organizations? 6 6 n/a n/a n/a
The following questions ask about your general experience in your current job. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. 7 7 7 7 5
Throughout my student job, I was provided with the necessary materials and equipment to do my job. 7a 7a n/a n/a n/a
I was generally treated as part of a team. 7b 7b 7b 7b 5b
The people I worked with valued my ideas and opinions. Footnote * 7c n/a n/a n/a n/a
My supervisor/manager was available for meetings or consultations. 7d 7c 7c 7c 5c
I attended regularly scheduled staff or team meetings. 7e 7d 7d 7d 5d
Lines of authority and reporting relationships were made clear to me. 7f 7e 7e 7e 5e
I knew how my work contributed to the achievement of my team's goals. 7g 7f n/a n/a n/a
I felt my work made a contribution to my work unit. 7h 7g 7f 7f 5f
I was encouraged to take initiative in my work. 7i 7h 7g 7g 5g
I was encouraged to work in the official language of my choice. Footnote * 7j n/a n/a n/a n/a
I was given meaningful work. 7k 7i 7h 7h n/a
My job was a good fit with my interests. 7l 7k 7j 7j 5i
My job was a good fit with my skills. 7m 7l 7k 7k n/a
My job was a good fit with my field of study. 7n 7m 7l 7l n/a
Overall, I had a positive work experience. 7o 7n 7m 7m 5k
Overall, the amount of work that I was assigned was… (Far too little/Far too much) 7p 7o 7n 7n 5l
The following questions relate to the learning experiences that were provided to you through your student job. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. 8 8 8 8 6
There was a clear work plan in place for my student work term. 8a 8a 8a 8a 6a
My student work term generally followed the structure of the work plan. 8b 8b 8b 8b 6b
My daily tasks and duties were clearly defined for me. 8c 8c 8c 8c 6c
My colleagues helped me learn more about the job. 8d 8d 8d 8d 6d
I was provided with informative feedback about my work. 8e 8e 8e 8e 6e
I gained an overall understanding of the work done in my department or agency. 8f 8f 8f 8f 6f
I gained an understanding of how government works. 8g 8g 8g 8g 6g
Having carefully read the definition above, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs during your summer job? 9a 9a n/a n/a n/a
Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs? 9b 9b n/a n/a n/a
Have your accommodations been fully put in place and are working properly? Footnote * 9c n/a n/a n/a n/a
How long did it take for your accommodation to be fully put in place and working properly after the request was approved? Footnote * 9d n/a n/a n/a n/a
I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs. 9e 9c n/a n/a n/a
The following questions relate to the work environment that you experienced during your student job. 10 10 n/a n/a n/a
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which of the following best describes your work situation? Footnote ** 10a 10a n/a n/a n/a
The Wi-fi at the location from which I teleworked was sufficient to carry out my day-to-day work activities. Footnote ** 10b 10b n/a n/a n/a
Discussions during virtual meetings were difficult to follow because of video or audio interruptions. 10c 10c n/a n/a n/a
My team members encouraged me to share my ideas and opinions during virtual team meetings. 10d 10d n/a n/a n/a
The following questions relate to your workplace well-being throughout your current student job. Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. 11 11 n/a n/a n/a
I would have felt comfortable sharing concerns with my immediate supervisor about my physical health and safety, including those related to COVID-19. 11a 11a n/a n/a n/a
I am satisfied with the measures my department or agency has taken to protect my physical health and safety during the COVID-19 situation. 11b 11b n/a n/a n/a
I feel that the information I have received from my department or agency related to the COVID-19 pandemic was clear and easy to understand. 11c 11c n/a n/a n/a
I feel that the information I have received from my department or agency related to the COVID-19 pandemic was relevant to me and the work that I did. 11d 11d n/a n/a n/a
I feel that the information I have received from my department or agency related to the COVID-19 pandemic was consistent with the information provided to me by my immediate supervisor. 11e 11e n/a n/a n/a
If I had questions or concerns regarding my mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, I knew where to get information. 11f 11f n/a n/a n/a
I would have felt comfortable sharing concerns with my immediate supervisor about my mental health, including those related to COVID-19. 11g 11g n/a n/a n/a
My immediate supervisor supported my mental health and well-being during my student job. 11h 11h n/a n/a n/a
The following questions ask about your intentions to seek or recommend future student employment or a future career in the federal public service. Based on your experience with your current student job, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. 12 12 11 11 9
I feel that my current job provided me with contacts and networks that will assist me in finding future employment. 12a 12a 11a 11a 9a
I feel that my current job provided me with valuable skills needed for future employment. 12b 12b 11b n/a n/a
I would seek a job in my department or agency after I complete my studies. 12c 12c 11c 11b 9b
I would seek a career in the federal public service. 12d 12d 11d 11c 9c
I would recommend to other students that they seek a career in the federal public service. 12e 12e 11e 11d 9d
How important is each of the following when seeking or choosing future employment both internal and external to the federal public service? Footnote * 13 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gaining work experience in my field of study 13a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Innovative and exciting opportunities and experiences 13b n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ability to make a difference in people’s lives 13c n/a n/a n/a n/a
Job location 13d n/a n/a n/a n/a

Ability to telework part-time (living within commuting distance to an office)

(Telework is defined as a voluntary arrangement, subject to operational requirements and management approval, where an employee works at a location other than a designated workplace on a full-time, part-time or occasional basis.)

13e n/a n/a n/a n/a

Ability to telework full-time (living anywhere within Canada and rarely going in to an office)

(Telework is defined as a voluntary arrangement, subject to operational requirements and management approval, where an employee works at a location other than a designated workplace on a full-time, part-time or occasional basis.)

13f n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hours of work 13g n/a n/a n/a n/a
Leave provisions (i.e., vacation, sick leave) 13h n/a n/a n/a n/a
Salary 13i n/a n/a n/a n/a
Job security 13j n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pension and benefits 13k n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other 13l n/a n/a n/a n/a
The following questions refer to issues related to your pay that you may have experienced during your current student job. 14 13 14 15 10
To what extent has your pay been affected by the issues with the Phoenix pay system? 14a 13a 14a 15a 10a
I am satisfied with the support (e.g., regular information, follow-up, making enquiries on my behalf, offering emergency or priority pay) I received from my department or agency to help resolve my pay issues. 14b 13b 14b 15b 10b
Demographic Questions
For which department or agency are you currently working? 15 14 15 16 11
Including your current student work term, please provide the total number of student work terms you have worked in your current department or agency. 16 15 16 17 12
Including your current student work term, please provide the total number of student work terms you have worked in the federal public service. 17 16 17 18 13
In which province or territory are you currently working (either teleworking or on-site)? Footnote ** 18 17 n/a n/a n/a
In which province or territory is your work unit normally located? 19 18 18 19 14
What is the main type of work you were doing in your department or agency? (Please select only one of the following options that best describes your job.) Footnote * 20 n/a n/a n/a n/a
What is your current level of education? 21 20 20 21 16
From the list below, please select the field of study that most closely matches your current field of study. (Please note, your program may not specifically be identified below but may still fall into a general category listed.) 22 21 21 22 17
What is your first official language? 23 22 23 24 19
In which year were you born? 24 23 24 25 20
What is your gender? Footnote ** 25 24 25 26 21
Are you a person with a disability? Footnote ** 26 27 27 28 23
You indicated that you are a person with a disability. If you wish to provide further details, please select the box(es) that apply to you. (Mark all that apply) Footnote ** 27 28 n/a n/a n/a
Do you identify as an Indigenous Person? Footnote ** 28 25 26 27 22
You indicated that you identify as an Indigenous Person. If you wish to provide further details, please select the box(es) that apply to you. (Mark all that apply) Footnote ** 29 26 n/a n/a n/a
Are you a member of a visible minority group? Footnote ** 30 29 28 29 24
You indicated that you are a member of a visible minority. If you wish to provide further details, please select the box(es) that apply to you. (Mark all that apply) Footnote ** 31 30 n/a n/a n/a
Do you identify as LGBTQ2SIA+? Footnote * 32 n/a n/a n/a n/a
You indicated that you identify as LGBTQ2SIA+. If you wish to provide further details, please select the box(es) that apply to you. (Mark all that apply) Footnote * 33 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Open Description of Identity Footnote * 34 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Please provide any additional comments or suggestions regarding your student work experience in the federal public service. Footnote ** 35 31 29 30 25
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