Statistics Canada is conducting this survey to gather information from parents and guardians about the strategies they use to prepare for their children’s postsecondary education, their financial plans for paying for their children’s schooling and the barriers to saving for higher education.
This information will be used to inform research, policies and programs that help families plan and save for their children’s postsecondary education.
Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.
From February 4 to June 20, 2020
Electronic questionnaire with telephone interview follow-up
Block Information Confidentiality
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.
Block Information on Record linkage
To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada will combine the information you provide with data from the Labour Force Survey. Statistics Canada may also combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.
Block Information on Topics covered in the survey
Topics covered in the survey
The survey asks questions about
- school attendance
- parental expectations and financial planning for postsecondary education
- barriers to savings for postsecondary education
- household demographics.
Block Information on Published data
Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.
Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.
Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.
- For more information about this survey (questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods used): survey number 4442