National Graduates Survey (NGS) 2018

Class of 2015

Validation Respondent 1 (VR1)

VR1_BEG

VR1_T01

Title: [GIVENNAME] [FAMILYNAME]

VR1_R010

This section is to confirm that we have made contact with the correct [GIVENNAME] [FAMILYNAME].

VR1_Q010

1. Did you obtain a certificate, diploma or degree in 2015?

  • Yes (Go to VR1_R030)
  • No

VR1_Q020

2. Did you complete the requirements for a program at a postsecondary educational institution in 2015?

Complete the requirements: write the last exam, submit the last assignment, or defend a thesis.

  • Yes (Go to VR1_R030)
  • No

Go to VR1_END

VR1_R030

3. What certificate, diploma or degree did you [obtain/complete] in 2015?

VR1_Q030

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate (Go to VR1_END)
  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma (Go to VR1_END)
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation) (Go to VR1_END)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree (Go to VR1_END)
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry (Go to VR1_END)
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree (Go to VR1_END)
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate (Go to VR1_END)
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to VR1_S030)

Null go to VR1_END

Go to VR1_Q040

Context Sensitive Help:

High school diploma or equivalency certificate:
High school diploma or equivalency certificate includes persons who have completed the requirements for graduation from a secondary school or the equivalent. Examples of secondary high school equivalency certificates are General Educational Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

Trades or vocational certificate or diploma:
A trade-vocational school is a public educational institution that offers courses to prepare people for employment in a specific occupation such as a heavy equipment operator, automotive mechanic or upholstering. Many community colleges or technical institutes offer certificates or diplomas at the trades level. This term is used to classify skill courses that prepare trainees for occupations not at the professional or semi-professional levels.

Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation):
A program that combines on-the-job training, by observation and practice, with short periods of related in-class technical training to produce a fully qualified journeyman tradesperson. The employer undertakes, by contract, to employ and train an apprentice under the supervision of a qualified journeyman. To become a registered apprentice there is a formal registration process with a provincial Ministry or Department, e.g., journeyman certificate in cooking, masonry, finishing carpentry, plumbing.

CEGEP certificate or diploma:
These are usually offered after one to four years of study. Note: CEGEP is the acronym for "Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel" in the province of Quebec.

College or other non-university certificate or diploma:
Postsecondary schools which include the equivalent of community colleges from other provinces. Note: Some institutions award both university and college-level certificates and diplomas.

University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree:
University certificates are usually 1 year programs and are offered in most fields of study. This category applies when a teaching certificate is awarded by a provincial Department of Education at an approved institution such as normal school or college of education. Include certificates or diplomas awarded by a professional association if the courses were taken at a university but a bachelor's degree was not a prerequisite. In Quebec, the "certificats/diplômes de premier cycle" belong here.

Bachelor's degree:
A "Bachelor's" or "undergraduate degree" is usually the first degree conferred by a college or a university. Include Honours bachelor degrees.

University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree:
This refers to the possession of a university certificate or diploma above the bachelor level, regardless of whether other educational qualifications are held or not. Normally, this type of certificate is obtained following a first degree in the same field of study. Examples such as certificates can be found in medical specializations, applied engineering, high technology or courses where a bachelor's degree was a prerequisite. In Quebec, the "diplômes d'études supérieures" and the "diplômes d'études de deuxième cycle" belong here.

Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry:
This degree may be taken part way through or after a university bachelor's degree and it applies to medicine (M.D.), dentistry (D.D.S., D.M.D.), veterinary medicine (D.V.M.) or optometry (O.D.) taken at a university.

Master's degree:
An academic degree that is higher than a bachelor's but lower than a doctorate. It generally takes one to two years to complete a "Master's" degree after receiving a Bachelor's degree.

Earned doctorate:
A degree that entitles someone to use the title or rank of a doctor. This degree can be obtained in any major field of study and usually takes a minimum of three years to complete after receiving a Master's degree. Exclude "Honorary" doctorates awarded as an honour to important persons.

VR1_S030

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

Null go to VR1_END

VR1_Q040

4. Was that a certificate, diploma or degree?

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Degree

VR1_END

Validation Respondent 2 (VR2)

VR2_BEG

VR2_T01

Title: [GIVENNAME] [FAMILYNAME]

VR2_Q010

5. In what province or territory is the educational institution [from which you obtained/at which you completed the requirements for] your [certificate/diploma/degree/certificate or diploma/certificate, diploma or degree] located?

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

Null go to VR2_END

VR2_R020

6. [From/At] what educational institution did you [obtain/complete] your [certificate/diploma/degree/certificate or diploma/certificate, diploma or degree] in 2015?

VR2_Q020

Educational institution

Null go to VR2_END

VR2_S020

Specify other educational institution

Null go to VR2_END

VR2_Q030

7. Is "[Name of institution]" affiliated with "[institution name from sample file]" ?

  • Yes
  • No

VR2_R040

8. What is your date of birth?

VR2_Q040A

Year

  • Select from: 2000 to 1948, or before 1948.

VR2_Q040B

Month

  • Select from: January to December.

VR2_Q040C

Day

  • Select from: 1 to 31.

VR2_Q050

9. Are you [age] years old?

  • Yes (Go to VR2_R070)
  • No

VR2_Q060

10. What is your age?

  • Select from: 17 to 70, or 71 or over.

Null go to VR2_END

VR2_R070

11. Please verify that your name is correct and update if necessary.

VR2_Q070A

First name

VR2_Q070B

Last name

VR2_T02

Title: [GIVENNAME] [FAMILYNAME]

VR2_Q080

12. Are you male or female?

  • Male
  • Female

VR2_R090

13. In what country are you currently living?

VR2_Q090

  • Canada (Go to VR2_R100)
  • United States
  • Other (Go to VR2_S090)

Go to VR2_END

VR2_S090

Specify country

Go to VR2_END

VR2_R100

14. Please verify your current address and update if necessary.

VR2_Q100A

Address line 1

VR2_Q100B

Address line 2

VR2_Q100C

City, municipality, town, village, Indian reserve

VR2_Q100D

Province or territory

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

VR2_Q100E

Postal code

VR2_Q110

15. Is your mailing address the same as the address specified above?

  • Yes (Go to VR2_Q130)
  • No

VR2_R120

16. What is your mailing address?

VR2_Q120A

Address line 1

VR2_Q120B

Address line 2

VR2_Q120C

City, municipality, town, village, Indian reserve

VR2_Q120D

Province or territory

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

VR2_Q120E

Postal code

VR2_Q130

17. What is your telephone number?

VR2_R140

18. What email address could we use to contact you?

VR2_Q140A

Email address

VR2_Q140B

Confirm email address

VR2_R150

Throughout the remainder of this questionnaire, the term "your 2015 program" will be used to refer to the [certificate/diploma/degree/certificate or diploma/certificate, diploma or degree] that you [obtained, completed] in 2015.

VR2_END

Your 2015 program (PGM)

PGM_BEG

PGM_T01

Title: Your 2015 program

PGM_R010

The following section is about the program for which you [obtained, completed] your [certificate/diploma/degree/certificate or diploma/certificate, diploma or degree] in 2015.

PGM_Q010

19. What was your major field of study or specialization?

PGM_R020

20. When did you start your program?

If the exact date is not known, provide your best estimate.

PGM_Q020A

Year

  • Select from: 2015 to 2005, or 2004 or before.

PGM_Q020B

Month

  • Select from: January to December.

PGM_R030

21. When did you complete the requirements for your program?

Complete the requirements: write the last exam, submit the last assignment, or defend a thesis.

If the exact date is not known, provide your best estimate.

PGM_Q030A

Year

  • Select from: 2015 to 2005, or 2004 or before.

PGM_Q030B

Month

  • Select from: January to December.

PGM_Q034

22. Were you enrolled in your program as a full-time or part-time student?

Each educational institution classifies students as full-time or part-time depending on the type of program, and the number of courses, credits or hours of instruction.

  • Full-time student
  • Part-time student (Go to PGM_Q036)
  • Both full-time and part-time (Go to PGM_Q036)
    Help text: Enrolled as full-time at some point during your program, and as part-time at some other point during your program.

Go to PGM_Q040

PGM_Q036

23. What was the main reason you did not take the program full time?

  • Had a job
  • Financial reason
  • Program not offered full time or in my region
  • Family responsibilities
  • Disability-related
  • Health-related
  • Personal choice
  • Other
    Help text: e.g., volunteering

PGM_Q040

24. What is the usual length of the program when taken full time?

  • Less than 3 months (Go to PGM_END)
  • 3 months to less than 12 months
  • 1 year to less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 3 years
  • 3 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 5 years
  • 5 years or more

PGM_Q050

25. Did you complete the program in the usual length of time?

  • Yes
  • No

PGM_Q060

26. What is the main reason you did not complete the program in the usual length of time?

  • Had a job
  • Academic
  • Financial
  • Family responsibilities
  • Disability-related
  • Health-related
  • Personal choice
  • Other
    Help text: e.g., travelling, volunteering

PGM_Q090

27. What was the language of instruction of your program?

Language of instruction: language used by the instructional staff to teach the courses within your program, and does not refer to language courses.

  • English only
  • French only
  • English and French
  • English and another language
  • French and another language
  • Other

PGM_Q100

28. Did you have any work placements as part of your program?

Include: co-op program, internship, practicum, clinical placement, field experience, community service learning and other work placements that were part of your program.

Exclude: work placements or experiences that were not part of your program, e.g., FSWEP, teaching assistantship, research assistantship and thesis.

  • Yes (Go to PGM_Q110)
  • No

Go to PGM_Q280

PGM_Q110

29. Were any of those work placements part of a co-op program?

A co-op program usually alternates periods of academic study with periods of paid work experience.

  • Yes (Go to PGM_Q120)
  • No 

Go to PGM_R150

PGM_Q120

30. Did you have the option to complete your [certificate/diploma/degree/certificate or diploma/certificate, diploma or degree] without participating in a co-op program?

  • Yes
  • No

PGM_Q130

31. Were you paid for the work you did within the co-op program?

Select 'Yes' if you had both paid and unpaid co-op placements.

  • Yes
  • No

PGM_Q140

32. Did the co-op program experience help you find a job after your 2015 program?

  • Yes
  • No

Go to PGM_Q280

PGM_R150

The following questions are about your work placements. If you had more than one work placement, refer to the one with the longest duration.

PGM_Q150

33. What was the duration of that work placement?

  • 1 week or less
  • More than 1 week to less than 4 weeks
  • 4 weeks to less than 4 months
  • 4 months to less than 12 months
  • 12 months or more

PGM_Q160

34. Where did that work placement take place?

  • Your educational institution
  • School or childcare facility
    Help text: Elementary, secondary, postsecondary, daycare or other childcare facility
  • Hospital, clinic or other health care facility
  • Government department, agency or institution
    Help text: Federal, provincial, territorial or municipal
  • Private business or company
  • Not-for-profit group or organization
  • Other

PGM_Q170

35. What is the main reason you participated in that work placement?

  • Required to graduate
  • Gain skills or experience
  • Network or find a job
  • Earn money
  • Help a business develop a new product or service, or use a new technology
  • Help a not-for-profit group or organization address a community need
  • Other

PGM_Q180

36. Was that work placement a mandatory requirement to complete your [certificate/diploma/degree/certificate or diploma/certificate, diploma or degree]?

  • Yes
  • No

PGM_Q190

37. Were you paid for that work placement?

  • Yes
  • No

PGM_Q200

38. Did that work placement experience help you find a job after your 2015 program?

  • Yes
  • No

PGM_R210

39. Which of the following best describes that work placement?

PGM_Q210

  • Internship, practicum, clinical placement or field experience
  • Community service learning
    Help text: Opportunity where the student integrates theory and practice, addresses community needs and increases civic engagement. It occurs most commonly in the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors, and often includes student reflection on the experience.
  • Other (Go to PGM_S210)

Go to PGM_Q280

PGM_S210

Specify other work placement

PGM_Q280

40. While you were enrolled in your program, did you participate in any of the following activities to build your entrepreneurial skills?

Select all that apply.

  • Started your own business
  • Completed one or more credit courses related to entrepreneurship
  • Participated in a business plan or pitch competition
  • Visited an entrepreneurship centre
  • Worked on a social entrepreneurship project
  • None of the above

Context Sensitive Help:

Started your own business:

Refers to an independently owned and operated business which may be incorporated or unincorporated.

Completed one or more credit courses related to entrepreneurship:

Course or program that provides formal education related to the skills and knowledge required for the establishment and development of a business.

Participated in a business plan or pitch competition:

Competitions that allow teams to present business ideas for evaluation and potential prizes.

Visited an entrepreneurship centre:

Dedicated office within a college or university that provides support services for students who are interested in entrepreneurship or starting a business.

Worked on a social entrepreneurship project:

Non-profit venture that has economic, social and/or environmental goals.

PGM_Q290

41. While you were enrolled in your program, did you ever work at a job or business?

Work refers to activities carried out for pay or profit as a paid employee or in self-employment.

Include work during the school year and work during the summer months.

Exclude any work placements that were part of your program.

  • Yes (Go to PGM_Q300)
  • No

Go to PGM_Q350

PGM_Q300

42. Did you work full time, part time or both?

Include work during the school year and work during the summer months.

Exclude any work placements that were part of your program.

  • Full time
    Help text: 30 hours or more per week.
  • Part time
    Help text: Less than 30 hours per week.
  • Both full time and part time

PGM_Q310

43. How closely were those jobs or businesses related to your field of study?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

PGM_Q350

44. While you were enrolled in your program, did you participate in any volunteer activities?

A volunteer is a person who provides an unpaid service for a not-for-profit group or organization such as a school, religious organization, sports or community association.

Exclude community service learning.

  • Yes (Go to PGM_Q360)
  • No

Go to PGM_Q380

PGM_Q360

45. What was the main reason you volunteered?

  • Enhance my skills or knowledge
  • Transfer my skills to others
  • Work experience
  • Networking
  • Personal interest
  • Other

PGM_Q370

46. How closely were your volunteer activities related to your field of study?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

PGM_Q380

47. Did your program include any courses or study components that were taken outside of Canada?

Exclude conferences, seminars, workshops.

  • Yes (Go to PGM_Q390)
  • No

Go to PGM_Q400

PGM_Q390

48. How many months did you spend studying outside of Canada?

Exclude any time travelling or working abroad.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 99)
Integer

PGM_Q400

49. How much of your program did you take through distance education?

Distance education: educational activity that does not require students to physically attend a school, college or university.

Include Internet, webinar, correspondence, video-conference, audio-conference and television.

  • None
  • Less than half
  • About half
  • More than half
  • All

PGM_Q405

50. When you completed your program, what was your overall grade average?

If your educational institution uses a different grading scale, provide your best estimate.

  • A+, A, A-
  • B+, B, B-
  • C+, C, C-
  • D+, D, D-
  • No grade assigned
    Help text: Pass or fail

PGM_Q410

51. What was the most important factor in your choice of postsecondary institution?

  • Reputation of institution
  • Availability of program
  • Proximity to home
  • Tuition fees
  • Recommendation of family or friends
  • Other

PGM_Q415

52. What was the most important factor in your choice of program?

  • Employment opportunities
  • Field of study or specialization
  • Personal or professional interest
  • Reputation of program
  • Recommendation of family or friends
  • Other

PGM_Q430

53. If you could choose again, would you select the same field of study or specialization?

  • Yes (Go to PGM_END)
  • No

Null go to PGM_END

PGM_Q440

54. What is the main reason you would not select the same field of study or specialization?

  • Not enough jobs available in this field
  • Field of study did not provide job skills needed
  • Not satisfied with current job
  • Change of interest
  • Not satisfied with the quality of the education
  • Other

PGM_END

Education since your 2015 program (EDU)

EDU_T010

Title: Education since your 2015 program

EDU_R010

The following section is about other postsecondary education that you may have taken since your 2015 program.

EDU_Q010

55. Since you completed your 2015 program, have you taken any other program at a postsecondary educational institution towards a certificate, diploma or degree?

Include: 

  • programs which would take someone 3 months or more to complete if taken full time
  • programs which you have taken even if they have not been completed.

Exclude individual courses.

  • Yes (Go to EDU_Q020)
  • No

Go to EDU_Q190

EDU_Q020

56. How many programs have you taken?

Include: 

  • programs which would take someone 3 months or more to complete if taken full time
  • programs which you have taken even if they have not been completed.

Exclude individual courses.

  • One
  • Two
  • Three or more

EDU_R030

The next few questions are about [the/the first] program you took since your 2015 program.

EDU_Q030

57. Have you completed the requirements for [the first/that] program?

Complete the requirements: write the last exam, submit the last assignment, or defend a thesis.

  • Yes (Go to EDU_R040)
  • No

EDU_Q035

58. Are you still pursuing [the first/that] program?

  • Yes
  • No (Go to EDU_R110)

EDU_R040

59. What type of certificate, diploma or degree is obtained at the end of that program?

EDU_Q040

  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation) (Go to EDU_Q060)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree (Go to EDU_Q060)
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry (Go to EDU_Q060)
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree (Go to EDU_Q060)
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate (Go to EDU_Q060)
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to EDU_S040)

Go to EDU_Q050

EDU_S040

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

EDU_Q050

60. Would that be a [certificate, diploma or degree/certificate or diploma]?

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Degree

EDU_Q060

61. What [is/was] your major field of study or specialization?

EDU_Q070

62. How closely [is/was] [the/the first] program related to your 2015 program?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

EDU_Q080

63. [Are/Were] you enrolled in [that/the first] program as a full-time or part-time student?

Each educational institution classifies students as full-time or part-time depending on the type of program, and the number of courses, credits or hours of instruction.

  • Full-time student
  • Part-time student
  • Both full-time and part-time
    Help text: Enrolled as full-time at some point during your program, and as part-time at some other point during your program.

EDU_Q090

64. What is the main reason you took [that/the first] program?

  • To get a job
  • To get a better job
  • To work in a different field
  • To keep my job or do my present job better
  • Prerequisite for future education
  • Interest in the subject
  • For general self-improvement
  • Other

EDU_R110

The next few questions are about the second program you took since your 2015 program.

EDU_Q110

65. Have you completed the requirements for the second program?

Complete the requirements: write the last exam, submit the last assignment, or defend a thesis.

  • Yes (Go to EDU_R120)
  • No

EDU_Q115

66. Are you still pursuing the second program?

  • Yes
  • No (Go to EDU_Q190)

EDU_R120

67. What type of certificate, diploma or degree is obtained at the end of that program?

EDU_Q120

  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation) (Go to EDU_Q140)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree (Go to EDU_Q140)
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry (Go to EDU_Q140)
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree (Go to EDU_Q140)
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate (Go to EDU_Q140)
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to EDU_S120)

Go to EDU_Q130

EDU_S120

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

EDU_Q130

68. Would that be a [certificate, diploma or degree/certificate or diploma]?

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Degree

EDU_Q140

69. What [is/was] your major field of study or specialization?

EDU_Q150

70. How closely [is/was] the second program related to your 2015 program?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

EDU_Q160

71. [Are/were] you enrolled in the second program as a full-time or part-time student?

Each educational institution classifies students as full-time or part-time depending on the type of program, and the number of courses, credits or hours of instruction.

  • Full-time student
  • Part-time student
  • Both full-time and part-time
    Help text: Enrolled as full-time at some point during your program, and as part-time at some other point during your program.

EDU_Q170

72. What is the main reason you took the second program?

  • To get a job
  • To get a better job
  • To work in a different field
  • To keep my job or do my present job better
  • Prerequisite for future education
  • Interest in the subject
  • For general self-improvement
  • Other

EDU_Q190

73. Do you plan to pursue any other postsecondary education towards a certificate, diploma or degree?

  • Yes (Go to EDU_R200)
  • No
  • I don't know

Go to EDU_END

EDU_R200

74. What type of certificate, diploma or degree would that be?

Select all that apply.

EDU_Q200

  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to EDU_S200)

Go to EDU_END

EDU_S200

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

EDU_END

Student Loans (STL)

STL_BEG

STL_T01

Title: Funding for all postsecondary education

STL_R010

The following section is about the funding for all of your postsecondary education and government-sponsored student loans.

STL_Q010

75. Have you ever applied for a government-sponsored student loan?

Government-sponsored student loan: loan sponsored by the federal, provincial or territorial government that assists students in financing their studies.

Exclude loans sponsored by a foreign government.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to STL_Q030)

Null go to STL_R160

STL_Q020

76. Were any of your government-sponsored student loan applications approved?

  • Yes
  • No (Go to STL_Q040)

Null go to STL_R160

Go to STL_Q050

STL_Q030

77. What is the main reason you have never applied for a government-sponsored student loan?

  • Never needed one
  • Thought I would not qualify
    Help text: e.g., income too high
  • Did not know how to apply
  • Did not meet residency requirements
  • Not willing to borrow to go to school
  • Other

Go to STL_R160

STL_Q040

78. What is the main reason you were not approved for a government-sponsored student loan?

  • Personal, parental, spousal or partner income too high
  • Did not meet residency requirements
  • Other

Go to STL_R160

STL_Q050

79. In which province or territory did you apply for a government-sponsored student loan?

If you applied to more than one province or territory, select the province or territory corresponding to your most recent application.

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

STL_Q060

80. When you graduated from your 2015 program, how much did you owe for all of your government-sponsored student loans?

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q070

81. How much do you now owe for all of your government-sponsored student loans?

Include all postsecondary education.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q080

82. Did you receive a loan remission or loan forgiveness on your student loans in the first six months after you graduated from your 2015 program?

Loan remission: reduces the debt of a student who has completed a period of study.

Loan forgiveness: cancels the repayment obligations of eligible borrowers on a portion or the entirety of their student loans.

  • Yes (Go to STL_Q090)
  • No

Go to STL_Q100

STL_Q090

83. What was the amount of the loan remission or loan forgiveness?

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

Context Sensitive Help:

Loan remission:

Reduces the debt of a student who has completed a period of study.

Loan forgiveness:

Cancels the repayment obligations of eligible borrowers on a portion or the entirety of their student loans.

STL_Q100

84. Have you received any of the following government assistance in repaying your government-sponsored student loans?

Select all that apply.

  • Repayment assistance plan (RAP)
    Help text: Repayment assistance measure that allows a borrower to repay an affordable monthly amount (or none) on their student loans based on family income, family size and outstanding loan balance.
  • Revision of terms (ROT)
    Help text: Option that allows a borrower to manage their loan repayment by increasing or decreasing the monthly payment on their student loans.
  • Payment of interest only
    Help text: Temporary option for a borrower experiencing financial difficulty that reduces monthly payments so that only the student loan's interest is paid, and payments are not made on the outstanding balance.
  • None of the above

If STL_Q070 > 0, go to STL_Q110
Otherwise, go to STL_R140

STL_Q110

85. What is your current monthly payment towards your government-sponsored student loans?

Include all federal, provincial and territorial student loans.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q120

86. What was the total amount of payment towards your government-sponsored student loans in 2017?

Include all federal, provincial and territorial student loans.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q130

87. When do you expect to have your government-sponsored student loans paid off?

Include all federal, provincial and territorial student loans for all postsecondary education.

  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 to 3 years
  • 4 to 6 years
  • 7 to 10 years
  • More than 10 years

Go to STL_Q150

STL_R140

88. When did you make your last payment on your government-sponsored student loans?

If the exact date is not known, provide your best estimate.

STL_Q140A

Year

  • Select from: 2018 to 2015, or 2014 or before.

STL_Q140B

Month

  • Select from: January to December.

STL_Q150

89. Have you ever borrowed from a financial institution, such as a bank or credit card company, to repay your government-sponsored student loans?

Include all federal, provincial and territorial student loans for all postsecondary education.

  • Yes
  • No

STL_R160

The next few questions are about sources of funding other than government-sponsored student loans that you may have used to pay for your postsecondary education.

STL_R160B

90. Which of the following sources have you used to fund your postsecondary education?

Context Sensitive Help:

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP):
Special savings account for those who want to save for a child's education after high school.

Government grants or bursaries based on your financial needs:
Money received from a federal, provincial or territorial government to pay for college or university that does not require repayment, e.g., Canada Student Grants.

Non-government grants or bursaries based on your financial needs:
Financial assistance which is need-based or targeted for specific purposes. A grant is a monetary gift given by an educational institution or charitable foundation on the condition that certain terms are met. A bursary is a monetary award to assist a student in the pursuit of their studies based on financial need and satisfactory achievement.

Scholarships, awards, fellowships or prizes:
Financial assistance which is merit-based. These may be awarded by governments or private donors.

Employment earnings or personal savings:
Money saved or earned through a job or business.

Research assistantship:
Position that consists of a full-time graduate student assisting a professor with their research, from their research grant and under their direction.

Teaching assistantship:
Position that consists of assisting a professor with instructional responsibilities.

Employment Insurance or Worker's Compensation:
Money received from unemployment benefits or money received as a result of injury or disease related to work.

Employer:
Money received from a previous or current job specifically meant for education, e.g., to help with tuition fees, school books or other supplies.

First Nation, band or treaty:
Money received from an Indigenous government body specifically meant for education.

STL_Q160

  • Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
    Help text: Include all RESP contributions regardless of the source.
  • Government grants or bursaries based on your financial needs
    Help text: e.g., Canada Student Grants
  • Non-government grants or bursaries based on your financial needs
    Help text: e.g., universities, colleges or private foundations
  • Scholarships, awards, fellowships or prizes
  • Employment earnings or personal savings
  • Research assistantship or teaching assistantship
  • Parents, spouse or partner, family or friends
    Help text: Any amount from an RESP should be reported above.
  • Line of credit, bank or other financial institution loans
  • Credit cards
  • Employment Insurance or Worker's Compensation
  • Employer
    Help text: e.g., to help with tuition fees, school books or other supplies
  • First Nation, band or treaty
  • Other (Go to STL_S160)

Null go to STL_END

Go to STL_Q170

STL_S160

Specify other source of funding

STL_Q170

91. What were your two main sources of funding?

Select two sources of funding.

  • Government-sponsored student loans
  • Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
    Help text: Include all RESP contributions regardless of the source.
  • Government grants or bursaries based on your financial needs
    Help text: e.g., Canada Student Grants
  • Non-government grants or bursaries based on your financial needs
    Help text: e.g., universities, colleges or private foundations
  • Scholarships, awards, fellowships or prizes
  • Employment earnings or personal savings
  • Research assistantship or teaching assistantship
  • Parents, spouse or partner, family or friends
    Help text: Any amount from an RESP should be reported above.
  • Line of credit, bank or other financial institution loans
  • Credit cards
  • Employment Insurance or Worker's Compensation
  • Employer
    Help text: e.g., to help with tuition fees, school books or other supplies
  • First Nation, band or treaty
  • [STL_Q170]

STL_Q180

92. What is the total amount that you have received from a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for all of your postsecondary education?

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q190

93. Have you ever borrowed money from your parents, spouse or partner, family or friends to fund your postsecondary education that you have to pay back or that you have already paid back?

Include all postsecondary education.

Exclude money received as a gift or which does not require repayment.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to STL_Q220)

STL_Q200

94. When you graduated from your 2015 program, how much did you owe to your parents, spouse or partner, family or friends?

Exclude money received as a gift or which does not require repayment.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q210

95. How much do you now owe to your parents, spouse or partner, family or friends?

Include all postsecondary education.

Exclude money received as a gift or which does not require repayment.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q220

96. When you graduated from your 2015 program, how much did you owe on your line of credit, bank or other financial institution loans?

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q230

97. How much do you now owe on your line of credit, bank or other financial institution loans?

Include all postsecondary education.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q260

98. What is the total amount of grants and bursaries that you have received from government sources?

Include:

  • Canada Student Grants
  • all postsecondary education.

Exclude money received from non-Canadian governments.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q270

99. What is the total amount of grants and bursaries that you have received from non-government sources?

Include:

  • grants and bursaries from universities, colleges and private foundations
  • all postsecondary education.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_Q280

100. What is the total amount that you have received from scholarships, awards, fellowships and prizes?

Include all postsecondary education.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999,999)
Currency without decimal

STL_END

Labour Force Week (LFW)

LFW_BEG

LFW_T01

Title: Activities last week

LFW_R010

The following section is about your activities last week.

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

LFW_Q010

101. Last week, were you attending a school, college, CEGEP or university?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

Select 'Yes' if you were:

  • taking a credit course that could be counted towards a certificate, diploma or degree
  • enrolled in school but were temporarily away last week, e.g., illness.

Select 'No' if you were:

  • taking a personal interest course that cannot be counted towards a certificate, diploma or degree
  • on vacation or a break for more than 30 days, e.g., summer vacation.
  • Yes (Go to LFW_Q020)
  • No

Go to LFW_Q030

LFW_Q020

102. Were you enrolled as a full-time or part-time student?

Each educational institution classifies students as full-time or part-time depending on the type of program, and the number of courses, credits or hours of instruction.

  • Full-time student
  • Part-time student

LFW_Q030

103. Last week, did you work at a job or business?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

Work refers to activities carried out for pay or profit as a paid employee or in self-employment.

Select 'Yes' if you worked at least one hour:

  • for pay, wages, salary, tips or commissions
  • in self-employment.

Select 'No' if you:

  • were away from work for the entire week for a reason such as vacation, illness, work schedule or layoff
  • did not have a job or business.
  • Yes
  • No (Go to LFW_Q040)

Null go to LFW_END

Go to LFW_Q120

LFW_Q040

104. Last week, did you have a job or business from which you were absent?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

Select 'Yes' if you:

  • were away from work for the entire week for a reason such as vacation, illness, parental leave or work schedule
  • were self-employed with a business, but no work was available.

Select 'No' if you:

  • did not have a job or business
  • had a casual job, but no work was available.
  • Yes
  • No (Go to LFW_Q060)

Null go to LFW_END

LFW_Q050

105. What was the main reason you were absent from work last week?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

  • Vacation
  • Own illness or disability
  • Family responsibilities
  • Maternity or parental leave
  • Work schedule
    Help text: e.g., 10 days on, 10 days off
  • Labour dispute
    Help text: e.g., strike or lockout
  • Going to school
  • Temporary layoff due to business conditions (Go to LFW_Q100)
  • Seasonal layoff (Go to LFW_Q060)
  • Casual job, no work available (Go to LFW_Q060)
    Help text: e.g., only work as needed
  • Self-employed, no work available
  • Self-employed, business off-season
  • Other

Null go to LFW_END

Go to LFW_Q120

LFW_Q060

106. Did you do anything to find work during the 4 weeks from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date]?

Include activities such as looking at job ads, placing or answering job ads, contacting employers or agencies.

The activity could have been done online, in person, by telephone, etc.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to LFW_Q070)

Null go to LFW_END

Go to LFW_Q090

LFW_Q070

107. Last week, did you have a job to start at a definite date in the future?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

  • Yes (Go to LFW_Q080)
  • No

Go to LFW_END

LFW_Q080

108. Will you start that job before or after Sunday, [date]?

  • Before Sunday, [date] (Go to LFW_Q100)
  • On or after Sunday, [date]

Go to LFW_END

LFW_Q090

109. Did you want a job with more or less than 30 hours per week?

  • 30 hours or more
  • Less than 30 hours

LFW_Q100

110. Last week, could you have worked if [you had been recalled to work/a suitable job had been offered]?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

  • Yes
  • No (Go to LFW_Q110)

Go to LFW_END

LFW_Q110

111. What was the main reason you were not available to work last week?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

  • Going to school
  • Own illness or disability
  • Family responsibilities
  • Vacation
  • Already had a job
  • Other

Go to LFW_END

LFW_Q120

112. Did you have more than one job or business last week?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

Select 'Yes' if you:

  • had more than one job or business at the same time
  • stopped working at a job or business and then started working at a new job or business.

Select 'No' if you:

  • worked for the same employer all week, but had a change of responsibilities
  • worked at the same business all week, but had multiple contracts.
  • Yes (Go to LFW_Q130)
  • No

Go to LFW_R140

LFW_Q130

113. You indicated that you had more than one job or business last week. Was this because you changed employers?

Last week is from Sunday, [date] to Saturday, [date].

Select 'Yes' if you:

  • stopped working at a job or business and then started working at a new job or business.

Select 'No' if you:

  • had more than one job at the same time, e.g., a full-time day job and a part-time evening job
  • had more than one business at the same time, e.g., a self-employed consultant who also has a catering business
  • had both a job and a business at the same time.
  • Yes
  • No

LFW_R140

The next few questions are about [your new job or business/the job or business at which you usually work the most hours/your job or business].

LFW_Q140

114. Were you an employee or self-employed?

  • Employee
    Help text: Worked for pay, wages, salary, tips or commissions.
  • Self-employed (Go to LFW_Q150)
    Help text: Worked for your own business, farm or professional practice, or worked as an independent contractor, painter, babysitter, etc.
  • Working in a family business without pay
    Help text: Worked without pay for a business, farm or professional practice owned by a family member living in the same household.

Null go to LFW_END

Go to LFW_Q180

LFW_Q150

115. Did you have an incorporated business?

Incorporated business: legal status of a business, farm or professional practice. Most incorporated businesses have the word Incorporated (Inc.) or Limited (Ltd/Ltée) in their legal name.

  • Yes
  • No

LFW_Q160

116. Did you have any employees?

Exclude yourself, business partners and family members working without pay.

  • Yes
  • No

LFW_Q170

117. What was the name of your business?

Enter the full name of your business, or your name if you do not own a business.

LFW_Q180

118. For whom did you work?

Enter the full name of the company, business, government department or agency, or person. Avoid using acronyms such as RCMP.

LFW_Q190

119. What kind of business, industry or service was this?

Examples: new home construction, primary school, municipal police, wheat farm, retail shoe store, food wholesale, car parts factory, federal government

LFW_Q200

120. What was your work or occupation?

Examples: legal secretary, plumber, fishing guide, wood furniture assembler, secondary school teacher, computer programmer

LFW_Q210

121. In this work, what were your main activities?

Examples: prepared legal documents, installed residential plumbing, guided fishing parties, made wood furniture products, taught mathematics, developed software

LFW_R220

122. When did you start working [for this employer/at this business/at this family business]?

If the exact date is not known, provide your best estimate.

LFW_Q220A

Year

  • Select from: 2018 to 1951, or 1950 or before

LFW_Q220B

Month

  • Select from: January to December.

LFW_Q230

123. On average, how many [paid hours/hours] do you usually work per week?

Exclude overtime.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999.99)
Decimal

LFW_Q240

124. Do you want to work 30 or more hours per [week at a single job/week]?

  • Yes
  • No (Go to LFW_Q250)

Go to LFW_Q260

LFW_Q250

125. What is the main reason you do not want to work 30 or more hours per [week at a single job/week]?

  • Going to school
  • Own illness or disability
  • Family responsibilities
  • Personal preference
  • Other

LFW_Q260

126. What is the main reason you usually work less than 30 hours per [week at your main job/week]?

  • Business conditions
  • Could not find work with 30 or more hours per week
  • Going to school
  • Own illness or disability
  • Family responsibilities
  • Other

LFW_Q270

127. Is this job permanent, or is there some way that it is not permanent?

  • Permanent
    Help text: No fixed end date set by employer.
  • Not permanent (Go to LFW_Q280)
    Help text: Fixed end date set by employer and is either seasonal, temporary, term or casual.

Go to LFW_Q370

LFW_Q280

128. In what way is this job not permanent?

  • Seasonal job
    Help text: Job ends with the off-season, e.g., farming, fishing, tourism.
  • Temporary, term or contract job
    Help text: Non-seasonal job with a fixed end date.
  • Casual job
    Help text: Work when needed by employer, e.g., substitute teacher, spare, fill-in.
  • Other

LFW_Q370

129. What was the main method you used to find this job?

  • Job ad
    Help text: e.g., online, newspaper
  • Direct contact with employer
    Help text: e.g., contacted a previous employer, was contacted by a head hunter
  • Through school
    Help text: e.g., co-op contacts, teachers, campus placement office
  • Employment agency
    Help text: e.g., public, private
  • Networking event or job fair
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Other

LFW_R380

130. In what province or territory was this job located?

LFW_Q380A

Province or territory

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

LFW_Q380B

  • Outside Canada

LFW_Q390

131. What level of education was needed to get this job?

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other

LFW_Q400

132. How closely is this [job/business] related to your 2015 program?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

LFW_Q410

133. Considering your experience, education and training, how qualified were you for the job you had last week?

  • Overqualified
  • Qualified
  • Underqualified

LFW_R420

134. Considering all aspects of the job you had last week, how satisfied were you with each of the following factors?

LFW_Q420A

a. The overall job

  • Very satisfied
  • Satisfied
  • Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • Dissatisfied
  • Very dissatisfied

LFW_Q420B

b. The wage or salary

  • Very satisfied
  • Satisfied
  • Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • Dissatisfied
  • Very dissatisfied

LFW_Q420C

c. The job security

  • Very satisfied
  • Satisfied
  • Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
  • Dissatisfied
  • Very dissatisfied

LFW_R430

135. What is your hourly wage or annual salary, including tips and commissions, before taxes and other deductions?

Provide your best estimate.

LFW_Q430A

Hourly wage

CAN$ at two decimal places, e.g., $12.58

(MIN: 0.00)
(MAX: 999.99)
Currency with 2 decimals

LFW_Q430B

Annual salary

Round to the nearest CAN$, e.g., $48,250

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 9,999,999)
Currency without decimal

LFW_Q440

136. Is this your first job after graduation?

  • Yes
  • No (Go to LFW_Q470)

LFW_Q450

137. [At the time you completed your 2015 program/When you started working at this job], on average, how many paid hours did you usually work per week?

Exclude overtime.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999.99)
Decimal

LFW_R460

138. [At the time you completed your 2015 program/When you started working at this job], what was your hourly wage or annual salary, including tips and commissions, before taxes and other deductions?

Provide your best estimate.

LFW_Q460A

Hourly wage

CAN$ at two decimal places, e.g., $12.58

(MIN: 0.00)
(MAX: 999.99)
Currency with 2 decimals

LFW_Q460B

Annual salary

Round to the nearest CAN$, e.g., $48,250

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 9,999,999)
Currency without decimal

LFW_Q470

139. Was this a post-doctorate position?

Post-doctorate position: temporary position held by a doctoral graduate, primarily for gaining additional education and training in research, and usually awarded in academe, industry, or government.

  • Yes
  • No

LFW_END

After your 2015 program (AFT)

AFT_BEG

AFT_T01

Title: Activities after your 2015 program

AFT_R010

The following section is about other jobs or businesses at which you may have worked after your 2015 program.

AFT_Q010

140. [Excluding the job you had last week, how many other / How many] jobs or businesses have you worked at since you completed your 2015 program?

Work refers to activities carried out for pay or profit as a paid employee or in self-employment.

Include all jobs and businesses at which you worked either full time or part time.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 9)
Integer

Null go to AFT_END

AFT_Q020

141. How long after you completed your 2015 program did you start working at a job or business?

  • Already working at a job or business
    Help text: Continued working at a job or business that you had during your 2015 program.
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 months to less than 12 months (Go to AFT_Q030)
  • 1 year to less than 2 years (Go to AFT_Q030)
  • 2 years or more (Go to AFT_Q030)

Go to AFT_R040

AFT_Q030

142. What was the main reason you did not start working at a job or business within 6 months after completing your 2015 program?

  • Could not find a job or business
  • Had a job or business to start at a later date
  • Decided to pursue further education
  • Family responsibilities
  • Disability-related
  • Health-related
  • Personal choice
  • Other
    Help text: e.g., travelling, volunteering

AFT_R040

The next few questions are about the first job or business you had after completing your 2015 program.

AFT_Q040

143. Were you an employee or self-employed?

  • Employee
    Help text: Worked for pay, wages, salary, tips or commissions.
  • Self-employed
    Help text: Worked for your own business, farm or professional practice, or worked as an independent contractor, painter, babysitter, etc.
  • Working in a family business without pay
    Help text: Worked without pay for a business, farm or professional practice owned by a family member living in the same household.

AFT_Q050

144. Did you work full time or part time at that [job/business/job or business]?

  • Full time
    Help text: 30 hours or more per week.
  • Part time
    Help text: Less than 30 hours per week.

AFT_Q060

145. What is the total number of months you worked at that [job/business/job or business]?

If you are still working at that job or business, enter the number of months that you have worked up to the end of last week.

Provide your best estimate.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999)
Integer

AFT_Q070

146. Was that job permanent, or is there some way that it was not permanent?

  • Permanent
    Help text: No fixed end date set by employer.
  • Not permanent (Go to AFT_Q080)
    Help text: Fixed end date set by employer and is either seasonal, temporary, term or casual.

Go to AFT_Q090

AFT_Q080

147. In what way was that job not permanent?

  • Seasonal job
    Help text: Job ends with the off-season, e.g., farming, fishing, tourism.
  • Temporary, term or contract job
    Help text: Non-seasonal job with a fixed end date.
  • Casual job
    Help text: Work when needed by employer, e.g., substitute teacher, spare, fill-in.
  • Other

AFT_Q090

148. How closely was that [job/business/job or business] related to your 2015 program?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

AFT_Q100

149. [At the time you completed your 2015 program/When you started working at that job], on average, how many paid hours did you usually work per week?

Exclude overtime.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999.99)
Decimal

AFT_R110

150. [At the time you completed your 2015 program/When you started working at that job], what was your hourly wage or annual salary, including tips and commissions, before taxes and other deductions?

Provide your best estimate.

AFT_Q110A

Hourly wage

CAN$ at two decimal places, e.g., $12.58

(MIN: 0.00)
(MAX: 999.99)
Currency with 2 decimals

AFT_Q110B

Annual salary

Round to the nearest CAN$, e.g., $48,250

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 9,999,999)
Currency without decimal

AFT_END

Before your 2015 program (BEF)

BEF_BEG

BEF_T01

Title: Activities before your 2015 program

BEF_R010

The following section is about your activities before you started your 2015 program.

BEF_Q010

151. Before you started your 2015 program, had you completed any other program at a postsecondary educational institution towards a certificate, diploma or degree?

Include:

  • programs which would take someone 3 months or more to complete if taken full time
  • postsecondary education received in Canada and outside Canada.

Exclude individual courses.

  • Yes (Go to BEF_Q020)
  • No

Go to BEF_Q110

BEF_Q020

152. Did you complete that education in Canada or outside Canada?

  • In Canada
  • Outside Canada
  • Both in Canada and outside Canada
    Help text: e.g., completed a bachelor's degree in Canada and a master's degree in the United States

Null go to BEF_Q110

BEF_R030

153. What type of certificate, diploma or degree did you [complete at a Canadian postsecondary institution/complete]?

Select all that apply.

BEF_Q030

  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to BEF_S030)

Go to BEF_Q040

BEF_S030

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

BEF_Q040

154. What was your major field of study or specialization for that "[BEF_Q030]"?

BEF_Q050

155. When did you complete the requirements for that "[BEF_Q030]"?

Complete the requirements: write the last exam, submit the last assignment, or defend a thesis.

If the exact date is not known, provide your best estimate.

Year

  • Select from: 2015 to 1995, or 1994 or before

BEF_Q060

156. How closely was that education related to your 2015 program?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

BEF_R070

157. What type of certificate, diploma or degree did you [complete at a non-Canadian postsecondary institution/complete]?

Select all that apply.

BEF_Q070

  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to BEF_S070)

Null go to BEF_Q110

Go to BEF_Q080

BEF_S070

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

Null go to BEF_Q110

BEF_Q080

158. What was your major field of study or specialization for that "[BEF_Q070]"?

BEF_Q090

159. When did you complete the requirements for that "[BEF_Q070]"?

Complete the requirements: write the last exam, submit the last assignment, or defend a thesis.

If the exact date is not known, provide your best estimate.

Year

  • Select from: 2015 to 1995, or 1994 or before

BEF_Q100

160. How closely was that education related to your 2015 program?

  • Closely related
  • Somewhat related
  • Not at all related

BEF_Q110

161. Before you started your 2015 program, did you take any other program towards a certificate, diploma or degree that you did not complete?

Include:

  • programs which would take someone 3 months or more to complete if taken full time
  • postsecondary education received in Canada and outside Canada.

Exclude individual courses.

  • Yes (Go to BEF_R120)
  • No

Go to BEF_Q140

BEF_R120

162. What type of certificate, diploma or degree is associated with that education?

Select all that apply.

BEF_Q120

  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to BEF_S120)

Null go to BEF_Q140

Go to BEF_Q130

BEF_S120

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

Null go to BEF_Q140

BEF_Q130

163. What was your major field of study or specialization for that "[BEF_Q120]"?

BEF_Q140

164. During the 12 months before you started your 2015 program, what was your main activity?

  • Working at a job or business
  • Looking for work
  • Going to school
  • Family responsibilities
  • Maternity or parental leave
  • Own illness or disability
  • Travelling
  • Volunteering
  • Other

BEF_R150

165. During the 12 months before you started your 2015 program, in which province or territory did you live?

If you lived in more than one province or territory, select the one where you lived the longest period of time.

BEF_Q150A

Province or territory

  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Manitoba
  • Saskatchewan
  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Yukon
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut

BEF_Q150B

  • Outside Canada

BEF_Q160

166. Before you started your 2015 program, how many months of work experience did you have?

Work refers to activities carried out for pay or profit as a paid employee or in self-employment.

Include all jobs and businesses at which you worked either full time or part time.

  • None (Go to BEF_END)
  • Less than 12 months
  • 12 months to less than 24 months
  • 24 months to less than 36 months
  • 36 months to less than 48 months
  • 48 months or more

Null go to BEF_END

BEF_R170

The next few questions are about the last job or business you had before you started your 2015 program.

BEF_Q170

167. Were you an employee or self-employed?

  • Employee (Go to BEF_Q180)
  • Help text: Worked for pay, wages, salary, tips or commissions.
  • Self-employed
    Help text: Worked for your own business, farm or professional practice, or worked as an independent contractor, painter, babysitter, etc.
  • Working in a family business without pay
    Help text: Worked without pay for a business, farm or professional practice owned by a family member living in the same household.

Go to BEF_END

BEF_Q180

168. Did you continue working at that job when you started your 2015 program?

  • Yes
  • No

BEF_Q190

169. [At the time you started your 2015 program/When you stopped working at that job or business], on average, how many paid hours did you usually work per week?

Exclude overtime.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 999.99)
Decimal

BEF_R200

170. At the time you started your 2015 program/When you stopped working at that job or business], what was your hourly wage or annual salary, including tips and commissions, before taxes and other deductions?

Provide your best estimate.

BEF_Q200A

Hourly wage

CAN$ at two decimal places, e.g., $12.58

(MIN: 0.00)
(MAX: 999.99)
Currency with 2 decimals

BEF_Q200B

Annual salary

Round to the nearest CAN$, e.g., $48,250

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 9,999,999)
Currency without decimal

BEF_END

Demographic information (DEM)

DEM_BEG

DEM_T01

Title: Demographic information

DEM_R010

The following section is about your demographic information.

DEM_Q010

171. What is your current marital status?

  • Married
  • Living common law
  • Widowed
  • Separated
  • Divorced
  • Single, never married

DEM_Q020

172. Do you have any dependent children?

Include:

  • children for whom you are financially responsible
  • children for whom you have sole or joint custody.
  • Yes (Go to DEM_Q030)
  • No

Go to DEM_R040

DEM_Q030

173. How many dependent children do you have?

Include:

  • children for whom you are financially responsible
  • children for whom you have sole or joint custody.

(MIN: 0)
(MAX: 99)
Integer

DEM_R040

174. In what country were you born?

Select country of birth according to current boundaries.

DEM_Q040

  • Canada (Go to DEM_Q110)
  • United States
  • Other (Go to DEM_S040)

Null go to DEM_Q090

Go to DEM_Q050

DEM_S040

Specify country

DEM_Q050

175. In what year did you first come to Canada to live?

Include time spent in Canada while:

  • on a work or study permit
  • awaiting a decision on a claim for refugee protection status.

Exclude vacation time spent in Canada.

If you have lived in Canada more than once, enter the first year you arrived in Canada.

If the exact year is not known, provide your best estimate.

Year

  • Select from: 2018 to 1951, or 1950 or before

DEM_R060

176. What type of certificate, diploma or degree had you completed before you arrived in Canada?

Select all that apply.

DEM_Q060

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other (Go to DEM_S060)
  • None
    Help text: Include education below the high school level.

Go to DEM_Q070

DEM_S060

Specify other certificate, diploma or degree

DEM_Q070

177. Are you now, or have you ever been, a landed immigrant in Canada?

Select 'Yes' if you:

  • are a permanent resident who has been given the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities
  • became a Canadian citizen by naturalization.

Select 'No' if you:

  • have a work or study permit, are a refugee or are claiming refugee status
  • are a Canadian citizen by birth.
  • Yes (Go to DEM_Q080)
  • No

Go to DEM_Q090

DEM_Q080

178. In what year did you first become a landed immigrant in Canada?

If the exact year is not known, provide your best estimate.

Year

  • Select from: 2018 to 1951, or 1950 or before

DEM_Q090

179. When you started your 2015 program, were you a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, a refugee, a refugee claimant, a study permit holder or a work permit holder?

Select all that apply.

  • Canadian citizen by birth
  • Canadian citizen by naturalization
    Help text: Person who has been granted Canadian citizenship under the Citizenship Act.
  • Landed immigrant
    Help text: Person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.
  • Refugee
  • Refugee claimant
  • Study permit holder
  • Work permit holder
  • Other

DEM_Q100

180. What is your current status, are you a Canadian citizen, a landed immigrant, a refugee, a refugee claimant, a study permit holder or a work permit holder?

Select all that apply.

  • Canadian citizen by naturalization
    Help text: Person who has been granted Canadian citizenship under the Citizenship Act.
  • Landed immigrant
    Help text: Person who has been granted the right to live in Canada permanently by immigration authorities.
  • Refugee
  • Refugee claimant
  • Study permit holder
  • Work permit holder
  • Other

DEM_Q110

181. Are you an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit)?

First Nations (North American Indian) includes Status and Non-Status Indians.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to DEM_Q130)

DEM_Q120

182. Are you First Nations (North American Indian), Métis or Inuk (Inuit)?

First Nations (North American Indian) includes Status and Non-Status Indians.

Select all that apply.

  • First Nations (North American Indian)
  • Métis
  • Inuk (Inuit)

DEM_R130

183. Are you:

This question collects information in accordance with the Employment Equity Act and its Regulations and Guidelines to support programs that promote equal opportunity for everyone to share in the social, cultural, and economic life of Canada.

Select all that apply.

DEM_Q130

  • White
  • South Asian
    Help text: e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan
  • Chinese
  • Black
  • Filipino
  • Latin American
  • Arab
  • Southeast Asian
    Help text: e.g., Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai
  • West Asian
    Help text: e.g., Iranian, Afghan
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Other (Go to DEM_S130)

Go to DEM_Q140

DEM_S130

Specify

DEM_Q140

184. At the time you completed your 2015 program, could you speak English or French well enough to conduct a conversation?

  • English only
  • French only
  • Both English and French
  • Neither English nor French

DEM_R150

185. What language do you speak most often at home?

Report more than one language only if all languages are spoken equally often.

Select all that apply.

DEM_Q150

  • English
  • French
  • Other (Go to DEM_S150)

Go to DEM_R160

DEM_S150

Specify other language

DEM_R160

186. What is the language that you first learned at home in childhood and still understand?

If you no longer understand the first language learned, select the second language learned.

If you learned two or more languages at the same time in early childhood, report the language you spoke most often at home before starting school. Report two or more languages only if those languages were used equally often and are still understood.

Select all that apply.

DEM_Q160

  • English
  • French
  • Other (Go to DEM_S160)

Go to DEM_Q170

DEM_S160

Specify other language

DEM_Q170

187. What is the highest certificate, diploma or degree that your father (or father's substitute or male guardian) ever completed?

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other
  • None
    Help text: Include education below the high school level.
  • I don't know

DEM_Q180

188. What is the highest certificate, diploma or degree that your mother (or mother's substitute or female guardian) ever completed?

  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Trades or vocational certificate or diploma
  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification (Journeyperson's designation)
  • CEGEP certificate or diploma
  • College or other non-university certificate or diploma
  • University certificate or diploma below a bachelor's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
    Help text: e.g., B.A., B.A.(Hons.), B.Sc., B.Ed., LL.B.
  • University certificate or diploma above a bachelor's degree
  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
    Help text: e.g., M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.
  • Master's degree
    Help text: e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A.
  • Earned doctorate
    Help text: e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.
  • Other
  • None
    Help text: Include education below the high school level.
  • I don't know

DEM_END

Disability Screening Questions (DSQ)

DSQ_BEG

DSQ_T01A

Title: Activities of daily living

DSQ_R01

The following questions are about difficulties you may have doing certain activities. Only difficulties or long-term conditions that have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more should be considered.

DSQ_T01B

Title: Seeing

DSQ_Q01

189. Do you have any difficulty seeing?

  • No (Go to DSQ_Q05)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

Null go to DSQ_Q05

DSQ_Q02

190. Do you wear glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q03

191. [With your glasses or contact lenses, which/Which] of the following best describes your ability to see?

  • No difficulty seeing (Go to DSQ_Q05)
  • Some difficulty seeing
  • A lot of difficulty seeing
  • You are legally blind
  • You are blind
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q05)

Null go to DSQ_Q05

DSQ_Q04

192. How often does this [difficulty seeing/seeing condition] limit your daily activities?

  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

DSQ_T05

Title: Hearing

DSQ_Q05

193. Do you have any difficulty hearing?

  • No (Go to DSQ_Q09)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

Null go to DSQ_Q09

DSQ_Q06

194.Do you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q07

195. [With your hearing aid or cochlear implant, which/Which] of the following best describes your ability to hear?

  • No difficulty hearing (Go to DSQ_Q09)
  • Some difficulty hearing
  • A lot of difficulty hearing
  • You cannot hear at all
  • You are Deaf
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q09)

Null go to DSQ_Q09

DSQ_Q08

196. How often does this [difficulty hearing/hearing condition] limit your daily activities?

  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

DSQ_T09

Title: Physical activities

DSQ_Q09

197. Do you have any difficulty walking, using stairs, using your hands or fingers or doing other physical activities?

  • No (Go to DSQ_R22)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

Null go to DSQ_R22

DSQ_T10

Title: Mobility

DSQ_R10

The following questions are about your ability to move around, even when using an aid such as a cane.

DSQ_Q10

198. How much difficulty do you have walking on a flat surface for 15 minutes without resting?

This refers to your regular walking pace.

If you use an aid for minimal support such as a cane, walking stick or crutches, please answer this question based on your ability to walk when using these aids.

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do at all
  • DK

DSQ_Q11

199. How much difficulty do you have walking up or down a flight of stairs, about 12 steps without resting?

This refers to your regular walking pace.

If you use an aid for minimal support such as a cane, walking stick or crutches, please answer this question based on your ability to walk when using these aids.

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do at all
  • DK

DSQ_Q12

200. How often [does this difficulty walking/does this difficulty using stairs/do these difficulties] limit your daily activities?

  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

DSQ_T13

Title: Flexibility

DSQ_Q13

201. How much difficulty do you have bending down and picking up an object from the floor?

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do at all
  • DK

DSQ_Q14

202. How much difficulty do you have reaching in any direction, for example, above your head?

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do at all
  • DK

DSQ_Q15

203. How often [does this difficulty bending down and picking up an object/does this difficulty reaching/do these difficulties] limit your daily activities?

  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

DSQ_T16

Title: Dexterity

DSQ_Q16

204. How much difficulty do you have using your fingers to grasp small objects like a pencil or scissors?

  • No difficulty (Go to DSQ_R18)
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do at all
  • DK (Go to DSQ_R18)

Null go to DSQ_R18

DSQ_Q17

205. How often does this difficulty using your fingers limit your daily activities?

  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

DSQ_T18

Title: Pain

DSQ_R18

The following questions are about pain due to a long-term condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more.

DSQ_Q18

206. Do you have pain that is always present?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q19

207. Do you [also] have periods of pain that reoccur from time to time?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q20

208. How often does this pain limit your daily activities?

If you have both pain that is always present and pain that reoccurs from time to time, consider the pain that bothers you the most. If your pain is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • Never (Go to DSQ_R22)
  • Rarely (Go to DSQ_R22)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_R22)

Null go to DSQ_R22

DSQ_Q21

209. When you are experiencing this pain, how much difficulty do you have with your daily activities?

If you have both pain that is always present and pain that reoccurs from time to time, consider the pain that bothers you the most. If your pain is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do most activities
  • DK

DSQ_T22

Title: Cognitive activities

DSQ_R22

Please answer only for difficulties or long-term conditions that have lasted or are expected to last for six months or more.

DSQ_Q22

210. Do you have any difficulty learning, remembering or concentrating?

  • No (Go to DSQ_R33)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

Null go to DSQ_R33

DSQ_T23

Title: Learning

DSQ_Q23

211. Do you think you have a condition that makes it difficult in general for you to learn? This may include learning disabilities such as dyslexia, hyperactivity, attention problems, etc.

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q24

212. Has a teacher, doctor or other health care professional ever said that you had a learning disability?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q25

213. How often are your daily activities limited by this condition?

  • Never (Go to DSQ_Q27)
  • Rarely (Go to DSQ_Q27)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q27)

Null go to DSQ_Q27

DSQ_Q26

214. How much difficulty do you have with your daily activities because of this condition?

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do most activities
  • DK

DSQ_T27

Title: Developmental

DSQ_Q27

215. Has a doctor, psychologist or other health care professional ever said that you had a developmental disability or disorder? This may include Down syndrome, autism, Asperger syndrome, mental impairment due to lack of oxygen at birth, etc.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to DSQ_Q30)
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q30)

Null go to DSQ_Q30

DSQ_Q28

216. How often are your daily activities limited by this condition?

  • Never (Go to DSQ_Q30)
  • Rarely (Go to DSQ_Q30)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q30)

Null go to DSQ_Q30

DSQ_Q29

217. How much difficulty do you have with your daily activities because of this condition?

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do most activities
  • DK

DSQ_T30

Title: Memory

DSQ_Q30

218. Do you have any ongoing memory problems or periods of confusion?

Exclude occasional forgetfulness such as not remembering where you put your keys.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to DSQ_R33)
  • DK (Go to DSQ_R33)

Null go to DSQ_R33

DSQ_Q31

219. How often are your daily activities limited by this problem?

If the problem is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • Never (Go to DSQ_R33)
  • Rarely (Go to DSQ_R33)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_R33)

Null go to DSQ_R33

DSQ_Q32

220. How much difficulty do you have with your daily activities because of this problem?

If the problem is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do most activities
  • DK

DSQ_T33

Title: Mental health

DSQ_R33

Please remember that your answers will be kept strictly confidential.

DSQ_Q33

221. Do you have any emotional, psychological or mental health conditions?

e.g., anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, anorexia, etc.

  • No (Go to DSQ_Q36)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q36)

Null go to DSQ_Q36

DSQ_Q34

222. How often are your daily activities limited by this condition?

If the condition is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • Never (Go to DSQ_Q36)
  • Rarely (Go to DSQ_Q36)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_Q36)

Null go to DSQ_Q36

DSQ_Q35

223. When you are experiencing this condition, how much difficulty do you have with your daily activities?

If the condition is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do most activities
  • DK

DSQ_T36

Title: Other health condition

DSQ_Q36

224. Do you have any other health problem or long-term condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more?

Exclude any health problems previously reported.

  • Yes
  • No (Go to DSQ_R38)
  • DK (Go to DSQ_R38)

Null go to DSQ_R38

DSQ_Q37

225. How often does this health problem or long-term condition limit your daily activities?

If you have more than one other health problem or condition, please answer based on the health problem or condition that limits your daily activities the most.

  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK

DSQ_T38

Title: Pain

DSQ_R38

The following questions are about pain due to a long-term condition that has lasted or is expected to last for six months or more.

DSQ_Q38

226. Do you have pain that is always present?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q39

227. Do you [also] have periods of pain that reoccur from time to time?

  • Yes
  • No
  • DK

DSQ_Q40

228. How often does this pain limit your daily activities?

If you have both pain that is always present and pain that reoccurs from time to time, consider the pain that bothers you the most. If your pain is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • Never (Go to DSQ_END)
  • Rarely (Go to DSQ_END)
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always
  • DK (Go to DSQ_END)

Null go to DSQ_END

DSQ_Q41

229. When you are experiencing this pain, how much difficulty do you have with your daily activities?

If you have both pain that is always present and pain that reoccurs from time to time, consider the pain that bothers you the most. If your pain is controlled by medication or therapy, please answer this question based on when you are using your medication or therapy.

  • No difficulty
  • Some difficulty
  • A lot of difficulty
  • You cannot do most activities
  • DK

DSQ_END

Income in 2017 (INC)

INC_BEG

INC_T01

Title: Income in 2017

INC_R010

The following questions are about your total employment income and total personal income for the year ending December 31, 2017.

Please provide your best estimates.

INC_Q010

230. What was your total employment income from wages, salaries and net self-employment income, before taxes and other deductions?

Include tips, bonuses, commissions, overtime pay and research grants.

(MIN: ­9,999,999)
(MAX: 9,999,999)
Currency without decimal

INC_Q020

231. What was your total personal income from all sources, before taxes and other deductions?

Include total employment income reported above, as well as income from sources such as Employment Insurance, Social Assistance, Child Tax Benefit, GST/QST/HST credits, provincial tax credits, child support, spousal support (alimony), investments, rental income and scholarships.

Exclude capital gains or losses.

(MIN: ­- 9,999,999)
(MAX: 9,999,999)
Currency without decimal

If INC_Q010 = Blank, go to INC_R030
If INC_Q020 = Blank, go to INC_R030
Otherwise go to INC_END

INC_R030

Please provide an estimate of your [total employment income and your total personal income/total employment income/total personal income] for the year ending December 31, 2017.

INC_Q030

232. What was your total employment income from wages, salaries and net self-employment income, before taxes and other deductions?

Include tips, bonuses, commissions, overtime pay and research grants.

  • Less than $5,000
  • $5,000 to less than $10,000
  • $10,000 to less than $15,000
  • $15,000 to less than $20,000
  • $20,000 to less than $25,000
  • $25,000 to less than $30,000
  • $30,000 to less than $40,000
  • $40,000 to less than $50,000
  • $50,000 to less than $60,000
  • $60,000 to less than $70,000
  • $70,000 to less than $80,000
  • $80,000 to less than $90,000
  • $90,000 to less than $100,000
  • $100,000 and over

INC_Q040

233. What was your total personal income from all sources, before taxes and other deductions?

Include total employment income reported above, as well as income from sources such as Employment Insurance, Social Assistance, Child Tax Benefit, GST/QST/HST credits, provincial tax credits, child support, spousal support (alimony), investments, rental income and scholarships.

Exclude capital gains or losses.

  • Less than $5,000
  • $5,000 to less than $10,000
  • $10,000 to less than $15,000
  • $15,000 to less than $20,000
  • $20,000 to less than $25,000
  • $25,000 to less than $30,000
  • $30,000 to less than $40,000
  • $40,000 to less than $50,000
  • $50,000 to less than $60,000
  • $60,000 to less than $70,000
  • $70,000 to less than $80,000
  • $80,000 to less than $90,000
  • $90,000 to less than $100,000
  • $100,000 and over

INC_END

Data Sharing Agreement (DSA)

DSA_BEG

DSA_T01

Title: Data Sharing Agreement

DSA_R010

To avoid duplication in the collection of information and ensure uniform statistics, Statistics Canada has entered into agreements to share the information collected from the National Graduates Survey, with the provincial and territorial ministries of education in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Québec, Ontario, Alberta, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories as well as the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission. Your name, address, telephone number or other identifiers will not be shared. These organizations will keep the information confidential and use it for statistical purposes only.

DSA_Q010

234. Do you agree to share your information with the provincial and territorial ministries of education and the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission?

  • Yes
  • No

DSA_END

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