National Graduates Survey (NGS)
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 1978
Instrument design - - Added new concepts on lifelong learning, mobility, skills and qualifications mismatch, intended occupation at graduation, student loans, debt management and sources of support during graduate school.
- Reworded certain questions to match harmonized content (i.e., a process developed to ensure standard concepts, definitions, classification and wording across all household surveys).
Sampling - Trade/vocational graduates were not interviewed in the follow-up survey.
Target population - Starting with the class of 1995 (follow-up), the target population was revised to include graduates who had moved to the United States.
The National Graduates Survey (NGS) is conducted for the first time. Each graduating class will be interviewed twice: two years after graduation and five years after graduation.
Target population - Excluded from the target population are: graduates from private postsecondary education institutions; completers of continuing-education programs (unless these led to a degree, diploma or certificate); part-time trade course completers; persons who completed vocational programs lasting less than three months; persons who completed vocational programs other than in the skilled trades (e.g. basic training and skill development); completers of provincial apprenticeship programs and those living outside of Canada at the time of the survey.
The Survey of Graduates of Post-secondary Programs was conducted as a pilot survey.
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