2021 Student Exit Survey Questionnaire

  • Recruitment

    Q1. Through which program/process did you get your current student job? (Mark one only)

    • Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)
    • Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) - Indigenous Student Employment Opportunity (ISEO)
    • Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) - Employment Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (EOSD)
    • Post-Secondary CO-OP / Internship Program (CO-OP)
    • Research Affiliate Program (RAP)
    • Young Canada Works (YCW)
    • Department-specific program/website
    • Other program. Please specify here (there is a limit of 50 characters): [textbox]
    • Don’t know

    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.

    Q2a. It was easy to get information about the student employment program/process.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q2b. The application process was clear and easy to understand.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q2c. I was provided with sufficient information about the job prior to applying for the position.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    How important were each of the following reasons in choosing to accept your current student job?

    Q3a. Gaining work experience in my field of study

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3b. Job location

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3c. Establishing contacts and networking opportunities for future work in the federal public service

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3d. Timing of the job offer

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3e. Salary

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3f. No other job offers at the time

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3g. Recommendations from other students working in the federal public service

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3h. Educational requirement (e.g., CO-OP, Internship, etc.).

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3i. Opportunity to telework

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q3j. Working in the official language of my choice

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q4a. Was this your first student work term with your current team or work unit?

    • Yes [proceed to Q4b]
    • No [skip to Q6]
    • Not sure [proceed to Q4b]

    Q4b. The interview process for my current student job was conducted:

    • In person [proceed to Q4c]
    • Remotely (e.g., FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex, telephone, etc.) [proceed to Q4c]
    • In person and remotely [proceed to Q4c]
    • Not applicable [skip to Q5a]

    Please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied or dissatisfied with each of the following aspects of your recruitment experience.

    Q4c. The length of time between first being contacted about the job and the interview.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q4d. The length of time between the initial job offer and the start date.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q4e. The amount of information I was provided about the job prior to accepting the position.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q4f. The extent to which the interviewer made me feel at ease during the interview.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement.

    Q4g. Overall, I was satisfied with the way in which the interview process was conducted.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable
  • Onboarding and orientation

    Onboarding is the process of integrating new employees into the workplace, beginning with the acceptance of the initial job offer and continuing through the first weeks or months of employment. Onboarding includes training, mentoring and providing all pertinent information on internal policies, work processes and organizational culture.

    Orientation is a critical component of the onboarding process and typically includes tangible learning activities, including courses and other activities that outline a department’s security policies, procedures, information systems, health and safety procedures, and welcoming events.

    Q5a. The onboarding for my current student job was conducted:

    ○ In person [proceed to Q5b]

    ○ Remotely (e.g., FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex, telephone, etc.) [proceed to Q5b]

    ○ In person and remotely [proceed to Q5b]

    ○ I did not receive onboarding [skip to Q5d]

    Please indicate the extent to which you are satisfied or dissatisfied with each of the following aspects of your onboarding and orientation experience.

    Q5b. The welcome I received from my supervisor/manager (either virtually or in person).

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q5c. The welcome I received from my colleagues in my work unit (either virtually or in person).

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q5d. Being provided with the necessary materials and equipment to do my work when I started my student job.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q5e. 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).

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q5f. The overall orientation I received about the work I would be doing.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q5g. The overall orientation I received about my organization.

    1. Very satisfied
    2. Somewhat satisfied
    3. Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4. Somewhat dissatisfied
    5. Very dissatisfied
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q6. Did your manager or supervisor make you aware of orientation or student events offered by your organization or other organizations?

    • Yes
    • No
    • Don't know
    • Not applicable
  • Work experience

    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.

    Q7a. Throughout my student job, I was provided with the necessary materials and equipment to do my job.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7b. I was generally made to feel part of the team.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7c. The people I worked with valued my ideas and opinions.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7d. My supervisor/manager was available for meetings or consultations.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7e. I attended regularly scheduled staff or team meetings.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7f. Lines of authority and reporting relationships were made clear to me.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7g. I knew how my work contributed to the achievement of my team's goals.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7h. I felt my work made a contribution to my work unit.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7i. I was encouraged to take initiative in my work.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7j. I was encouraged to work in the official language of my choice.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7k. I was given meaningful work.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7l. My job was a good fit with my interests.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7m. My job was a good fit with my skills.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7n. My job was a good fit with my field of study.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7o. Overall, I had a positive work experience.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q7p. Overall, the amount of work that I was assigned was…

    • Far too little
    • Too little
    • Sufficient
    • Too much
    • Far too much
    • Don't know
    • Not applicable

    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.

    Q8a. There was a clear work plan in place for my student work term.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q8b. My student work term generally followed the structure of the work plan.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q8c. My daily tasks and duties were clearly defined for me.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q8d. My colleagues helped me learn more about the job.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q8e. I was provided with informative feedback about my work.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q8f. I gained an overall understanding of the work done in my department or agency.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q8g. I gained an understanding of how government works.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable
  • Accommodations

    The duty to accommodate refers to the employer’s obligation to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or that may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. It applies to all grounds of discrimination covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered. Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

    Q9a. Having carefully read the definition above, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs during your summer job?

    • Yes [proceed to Q9b]
    • No [skip to Q10a]

    Q9b. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?

    • Yes [proceed to Q9c]
    • No [skip to Q10a]

    Q9c. Have your accommodations been fully put in place and are working properly? (Mark only one)

    • My accommodation has been fully put in place and working properly [proceed to Q9d]
    • My accommodation has been put in place but it is not working properly and/or it does not fully meet my requirements [proceed to Q9d]
    • My accommodation has been approved but has not been put in place yet [skip to Q10a]
    • I am still waiting for a decision about my accommodation request (not yet approved or denied) - [skip to Q10a]
    • My accommodation request was denied [skip to Q10a]

    Q9d. How long did it take for your accommodation to be fully put in place and working properly after the request was approved? (Mark one only)

    • In less than 2 weeks after approval
    • In less than 1 month after approval
    • In less than 2 months after approval
    • In less than 3 months after approval
    • Over 3 months after approval

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement.

    Q9e. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable
  • Work environment

    The following questions relate to the work environment that you experienced during your student job.

    Q10a. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which of the following best describes your work situation?

    • Teleworking [proceed to Q10b]
    • Teleworking but required to go into the workplace sometimes [proceed to Q10b]
    • Working on-site [skip to Q11a]

    Please indicate the extent to which the following occurred:

    Q10b. The Wi-Fi at the location from which I teleworked was sufficient to carry out my day-to-day work activities.

    1. Always/ Almost always
    2. Often
    3. Sometimes
    4. Rarely
    5. Never/ Almost never
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q10c. Discussions during virtual meetings were difficult to follow because of video or audio interruptions.

    1. Always/ Almost always
    2. Often
    3. Sometimes
    4. Rarely
    5. Never/ Almost never
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q10d. My team members encouraged me to share my ideas and opinions during virtual team meetings.

    1. Always/ Almost always
    2. Often
    3. Sometimes
    4. Rarely
    5. Never/ Almost never
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable
  • Workplace well-being

    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.

    Q11a. I would have felt comfortable sharing concerns with my immediate supervisor about my physical health and safety, including those related to COVID-19.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11b. I am satisfied with the measures my department or agency has taken to protect my physical health and safety during the COVID-19 situation.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11c. 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.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11d. 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.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11e. 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.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11f. If I had questions or concerns regarding my mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, I knew where to get information.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11g. I would have felt comfortable sharing concerns with my immediate supervisor about my mental health, including those related to COVID-19.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q11h. My immediate supervisor supported my mental health and well-being during my student job.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable
  • Employment in the federal public service

    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.

    Q12a. I feel that my current student job provided me with contacts and networks that will assist me in finding future employment.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q12b. I feel that my current student job provided me with valuable skills needed for future employment.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q12c. I would seek a job in my department or agency after I complete my studies.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q12d. I would seek a career in the federal public service.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    Q12e. I would recommend to other students that they seek a career in the federal public service.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable

    How important is each of the following when seeking or choosing future employment both internal and external to the federal public service?

    Q13a. Gaining work experience in my field of study

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13b. Innovative and exciting opportunities and experiences

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13c. Ability to make a difference in people’s lives

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13d. Job location

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13e. 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.)

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13f. Ability to telework full-time (living anywhere within Canada and rarely going into 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.)

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13g. Hours of work

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13h. Leave provisions (i.e., vacation, sick leave)

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13i. Salary

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13j. Job security

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13k. Pension and benefits

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable

    Q13l. Other

    Please specify here

    There is a limit of 50 characters.

    1. Very important
    2. Fairly important
    3. Somewhat important
    4. Slightly important
    5. Not at all important
    6. Don’t know
    7. Not applicable
  • Pay

    The following questions refer to issues related to your pay that you may have experienced during your current student job.

    Q14a. To what extent has your pay been affected by the issues with the Phoenix pay system?

    1. Not at all [skip to Q15]
    2. To a small extent [proceed to Q14b]
    3. To a moderate extent [proceed to Q14b]
    4. To a large extent [proceed to Q14b]
    5. To a very large extent [proceed to Q14b]
    6. Don't know [skip to Q15]
    7. Not applicable [skip to Q15]

    Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement.

    Q14b. 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.

    1. Strongly agree
    2. Somewhat agree
    3. Neither agree nor disagree
    4. Somewhat disagree
    5. Strongly disagree
    6. Don't know
    7. Not applicable
  • General Information

    The following questions ask for general information that will be used to better understand the survey results. To ensure confidentiality, please be advised that your responses will be grouped with those of other respondents in your department or agency. Individual responses and results for very small groups are never published and will not be shared with your supervisor/manager or your department or agency.

    Q15. For which department or agency are you currently working? (Mark one only)

    • Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC)
    • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
    • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
    • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
    • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
    • Canada School of Public Service (CSPS)
    • Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
    • Canadian Grain Commission (CGC)
    • Canadian Heritage (PCH)
    • Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)
    • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
    • Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS)
    • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
    • Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
    • Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
    • Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
    • Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC)
    • Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSE)
    • Copyright Board of Canada (CB)
    • Correctional Service Canada (CSC)
    • Courts Administration Service (CAS)
    • Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
    • Department of Finance Canada (FIN)
    • Department of Justice (JUS)
    • Department of National Defence (DND)
    • Department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE)
    • Elections Canada (CEO)
    • Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
    • Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC)
    • Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
    • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
    • Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
    • Health Canada (HC)
    • Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)
    • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)
    • Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC)
    • Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
    • Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
    • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
    • International Joint Commission (IJC)
    • Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
    • Military Grievances External Review Committee (MGERC)
    • Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC)
    • National Research Council (NRC)
    • Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
    • Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada (FJA)
    • Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections (OCCE)
    • Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL)
    • Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada (OIC)
    • Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG)
    • Parks Canada (PC)
    • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board of Canada (PMPRB)
    • Privy Council Office (PCO)
    • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
    • Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)
    • Public Safety Canada (PS)
    • Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC)
    • Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
    • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
    • Shared Services Canada (SSC)
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
    • Statistics Canada (StatCan)
    • Transport Canada (TC)
    • Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
    • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
    • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
    • Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB)
    • Western Economic Diversification Canada (WEDC)
    • I cannot find my department/agency

    Q16. Including your current student work term, please provide the total number of student work terms you have worked in your current department or agency.
    Please specify the total number:

    Q17. Including your current student work term, please provide the total number of student work terms you have worked in the federal public service.
    Please specify the total number:

    Q18. In which province or territory are you currently working (either remotely or on-site)?

    • National Capital Region (NCR) - Ottawa/Gatineau
    • Ontario (excluding NCR)
    • Québec (excluding NCR)
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nunavut
    • Yukon
    • British Columbia
    • Alberta
    • Saskatchewan
    • Manitoba
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Outside of Canada

    Q19. In which province or territory is your work unit normally located? If you aren't sure, please select "Don't know".

    • National Capital Region (NCR) - Ottawa/Gatineau
    • Ontario (excluding NCR)
    • Québec (excluding NCR)
    • Northwest Territories
    • Nunavut
    • Yukon
    • British Columbia
    • Alberta
    • Saskatchewan
    • Manitoba
    • New Brunswick
    • Nova Scotia
    • Prince Edward Island
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Outside of Canada
    • Don't know

    Q20. What is the main type of work you were doing in your department or agency? (Please select the option that best describes your job)

    • Administrative Support / Procurement
    • Agriculture / Environment / Geography
    • Arts / Social Sciences
    • Business / Human Resources / Audit / Project Management
    • Client Service / Guide / Visitor Experience
    • Commerce / Retail Services / Insurance
    • Data / Information Management / Information Technology / Tech support
    • Education
    • Enforcement / Security / Search and Rescue
    • Engineering / Architecture
    • Environmental Services
    • Finance / Accounting / Tax / Financial Audit / Collections
    • General Labour and Trades
    • Health Care / Social Services
    • Information Management
    • Law
    • Marketing / Communications / Events / Multimedia / Interpreting
    • Outdoor Work
    • Policies / Programs
    • Real Property Management
    • Research / Analysis
    • Science / Math
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Translation and Editing
    • Transportation
    • Don’t know
    • Other

    Q21. What is your current level of education?

    • High School
    • CEGEP - Years 1&2
    • CEGEP - Year 3
    • College - Years 1&2
    • College - Years 3&4
    • Bachelor's - Years 1&2
    • Bachelor's - Years 3&4
    • Graduate diploma
    • Master's
    • Doctorate
    • Professional certification
    • Other

    Q22. From the list below, please select the field of study that most closely matches your current field of study. (Mark only one)

    • Architecture and related services
    • Biology and Biomedical Sciences (which could include Marine Biology)
    • Business, Management, Marketing and Related services (which could include Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Office Administration and International Affairs)
    • Chemistry
    • Child education and family studies
    • Communication, journalism and related programs (which could include Graphic and Media Design)
    • Computer and information sciences (which could include Industrial Design)
    • Criminology
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Environmental studies (which could include Urban Planning)
    • General arts and Sciences (which could include General Studies, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts and Music)
    • Geography and Geology
    • Health Professions and related programs (which could include Medical Programs, Nursing, Dental, Veterinarian, Residency Programs, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Kinesiology and Epidemiology)
    • History (which could include Archaeology)
    • Information Technology and Support Services
    • Law
    • Linguistics/Language Studies (which could include Translation and Literature)
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Other Sciences (which could include Forensic Sciences, Ocean Science and Data Science)
    • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Physics
    • Political science
    • Psychology
    • Public administration
    • Security, Protective Services and Emergency Management Professions (which could include Paramedics, 911 Operators, Search and Rescue, Border Services and Law Enforcement)
    • Social Sciences (which could include social work, Gender Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Studies)
    • Trades (which could include Construction, General Labour and Other Trades)
    • Other

    Q23. What is your first official language?

    • English
    • French

    Q24. In which year were you born?

    • 2006
    • 2005
    • 2004
    • 2003
    • 2002
    • 2001
    • 2000
    • 1999
    • 1998
    • 1997
    • 1996
    • 1995
    • 1994
    • 1993
    • 1992
    • 1991
    • 1990
    • 1989
    • 1988
    • 1987
    • 1986
    • 1985
    • 1984
    • 1983
    • 1982
    • 1981
    • 1980
    • 1979
    • 1978
    • 1977
    • 1976
    • 1975
    • 1974
    • 1973
    • 1972
    • 1971
    • 1970

    Q25. What is your gender?
    (Gender refers to current gender which may be different from sex assigned at birth and may be different from what is indicated on legal documents.)

    • Woman
    • Man
    • Another gender (Optional to specify): [textbox]
    • Prefer not to say

    Q26. Are you a person with a disability?
    A person with a disability is a person with any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment — or a functional limitation — whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person’s full and equal participation in society.

    A barrier means anything — including anything physical, architectural, technological or attitudinal, anything that is based on information or communications or anything that is the result of a policy or a practice — that hinders the full and equal participation in society of persons with an impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment or a functional limitation.

    • Yes [proceed to Q27]
    • No [skip to Q28]
    • Prefer not to say

    Q27. 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)

    • A seeing disability (A seeing disability affects vision, including total blindness, partial sight, and visual distortion.)
    • A hearing disability (A hearing disability affects ability to hear, including being hard of hearing, deafness, or acoustic distortion.)
    • A speech disability (A speech disability affects ability to talk, including total speech loss, partial speech, and speech distortion.)
    • A mobility disability (A mobility disability affects ability to move your body, including the required use of a wheelchair or a cane, or other issues impacting your mobility.)
    • Challenges with flexibility or dexterity (Challenges with flexibility or dexterity affects ability to move joints or perform motor tasks, especially with your hands.)
    • A mental health disability (A mental health disability affects psychology or behaviour, such as anxiety, depression or social / compulsive disorder or phobia or psychiatric illness.)
    • A sensory or environmental disability (A sensory or environmental disability affects sensitivity to light, sounds or other distractions, as well as allergens and other environmental sensitivities.)
    • A chronic health condition or pain (A chronic health condition or pain affects ability to function on a regular or episodic basis due to migraines, Crohn’s disease, colitis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and other disabilities or health conditions.)
    • A cognitive disability (A cognitive disability affects ability to carry out tasks involving executive functioning, such as planning and organization, learning information, communication, and memory, including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities.)
    • An intellectual disability (An intellectual disability affects ability to learn and to adapt behaviour to different situations.)
    • Another disability (Optional to specify)
    • Prefer not to specify

    Q28. Do you identify as an Indigenous Person?

    For the purposes of this form, the term “Indigenous” should be understood to mean persons who are First Nation, Inuk (Inuit), or Métis.

    Considering the definition above, do you identify as an Indigenous Person?

    • Yes [proceed to Q29]
    • No [skip to Q30]
    • Prefer not to say

    Q29. 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)

    • First Nation

    Optional to Specify ___________

    • Inuk (Inuit)

    Optional to Specify ___________

    • Métis

    Optional to Specify ___________

    • Prefer not to specify ___________

    Q30. Are you a member of a visible minority group?

    A member of a visible minority in Canada may be defined as someone (other than an Indigenous person) who is non-white in colour or race, regardless of place of birth. For example: Black, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian or East Indian, Southeast Asian, non-white West Asian, North African or Arab, non-white Latin American, person of mixed origin (with one parent in one of the visible minority groups in this list), or other visible minority group.

    • Yes [proceed to Q31]
    • No [skip to Q32]
    • Prefer not to say

    Q31. 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)

    • Black
    • Chinese
    • Filipino
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • South Asian/East Indian (including: Indian from India; Bangladeshi; Pakistani; East Indian from Guyana, Trinidad, East Africa; etc.)
    • Southeast Asian (including: Burmese; Cambodian; Laotian; Thai; Vietnamese; etc.)
    • Non-White West Asian, North African or Arab (including: Egyptian; Libyan; Lebanese; Iranian; etc.)
    • Non-White Latin American (including: indigenous persons from Central and South America, etc.)
    • Person of mixed origin (with one parent in one of the visible minority groups)
    • Other visible minority group
    • Please specify here (there is a limit of 50 characters): [textbox]
    • Prefer not to specify

    Q32. Do you identify as LGBTQ2SIA+?

    Please note that responses to this question will not be used for obligations under the Employment Equity Act, as LGBTQ2SIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirit, Intersex, Asexual) are not formally identified as designated groups in the Act. The Government of Canada is committed to equal participation of these groups in the workforce and is requesting this data for further understanding of representation in the workforce.

    • Yes [proceed to Q33]
    • No [skip to Q35]
    • Prefer not to say

    33. 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)

    • Lesbian
    • Gay
    • Bisexual
    • Transgender
    • Queer
    • Questioning
    • Two-Spirit
    • Intersex
    • Asexual
    • Another identity (Optional to specify)
    • Prefer not to specify

    Q34. Open Description of Identity

    (The purpose of employment equity is to achieve equality in the workplace, and to correct the disadvantages experienced by various groups. If you would like to identify as being a part of an equity-seeking group not listed above, or the options above do not accurately reflect your identity, you may self-identify using the open text box below.)

    Please do not provide any additional personal identifiers about yourself or others in your response.

    (Limit: 500 characters)

    Q35. Please provide any additional comments or suggestions regarding your student work experience in the federal public service.

    Do not include any sensitive, confidential, or personal information about yourself or any other individual.

    There is a limit of 700 characters.

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