Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students

In these difficult times, when everyone's lives are being affected by COVID-19, you can do something important for the student community. You can provide your perspective on the current crisis, by letting us know how your studies, financial situation and other aspects of your life have been affected by the pandemic.

Please take five minutes to participate in this crowdsourcing data collection on the Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students.

Participate now in our data collection on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students

The purpose is to provide early insight into the educational, employment and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students. You will be asked about concerns regarding your academic future, and the financial strain of paying for tuition, rent and other expenses as a result of the pandemic. This information will be used by governments and other organizations to evaluate the need for services and assistance programs to support postsecondary students during and after the pandemic.

Thank you for helping us collect essential data to inform Canadians and contribute to decision-making. We are counting on you!

Do not hesitate to share this information with other postsecondary students—the more people that participate, the better the data!


Collection period:

From April 19 to May 1, 2020

Collection methods:

Electronic questionnaire


Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19. Your information will be kept strictly confidential. Information from partially completed or unsaved questionnaires may also be retained and used.

Data sharing agreements and record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

For more information about this survey

survey number 5320