Survey of Employees under Federal Jurisdiction (SEFJ)

Detailed information for 2022

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Every 2 years

Record number:

5312

Statistics Canada is conducting the Survey of Employees under Federal Jurisdiction on behalf of Employment and Social Development Canada. This survey collects information from a sample of employees working for businesses under federal jurisdiction, including regular, seasonal, term, and casual or on-call employees.

Information collected is very important for measuring the quality of employees' work conditions, access to benefits and flexible work arrangements, labour relations, work-related wellbeing and workplace health and safety. The information from this survey will guide research and analysis to update the Canada Labour Code.

Data release - Scheduled for December 30, 2022

Description

Your contact information was either obtained from your tax records or from your employer in accordance with the Statistics Act and the Income Tax Act.

Your participation is important as the information collected will be used to measure the quality of employees' work conditions, access to benefits and flexible work arrangements, labour relations, work-related wellbeing and workplace health and safety. The information from this survey will guide research and analysis to update the Canada Labour Code.

Statistics Canada will safeguard your identity by grouping your responses with those of other survey participants. Individual responses and results for very small groups will never be shared or published.

Subjects

  • Commuting to work
  • Health
  • Labour
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Non-wage benefits
  • Unionization and industrial relations
  • Wages, salaries and other earnings

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The target population is employees of active establishments under Federal Jurisdiction (i.e., regulated by the Canada Labour Code) under a predefined list of NAICS covering the following industry groups:

1-Air Transportation
2-Rail Transportation
3-Road Transportation
4-Maritime Transportation
5-Postal Services and Pipeline
6-Banks
7-Feed, Flour, Seed and Grain
8-Telecommunications

The observed population is employees of establishments from the industry groups listed above that were identified by the Survey of Businesses Under Federal Jurisdiction (2021) as being under federal jurisdiction.

Instrument design

The content for the Survey of Employees under Federal Jurisdiction electronic questionnaire was drafted in consultation with Statistics Canada as well as Employment and Social Development Canada.

The questionnaire underwent cognitive testing in the form of in-depth interviews in both of Canada's official languages, conducted by Statistics Canada's Questionnaire Design Resource Centre. The goal of the qualitative study was to test the survey content.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

This survey uses a two-stage sample of one or more employees from each establishment identified as being under federal jurisdiction by the Survey of Businesses under Federal Jurisdiction (2021). The first stage is the sample of establishments taken for the Survey of Businesses under Federal Jurisdiction. For each establishment found by SBFJ to be under federal jurisdiction, a random sample of employees is taken. The sampling of employees is the second stage.

Sampling unit
The sampling unit for this survey is a person.

Stratification method
Establishments are stratified by eight industry groups and three size groups at the establishment level (1-19 employees, 20-99 employees, 100 employees or more). Within some industry groups, two or three of the size groups are combined due to a small overall number of establishments in that group.

Sampling and sub-sampling
37,500 employees were selected. This sample was allocated among the strata approximately proportionately to their sizes, where a stratum's size is the estimated total number of employees in Canada.

Data sources

Data collection for this reference period: 2022-01-04 to 2022-03-31

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Data are collected either through an electronic questionnaire (EQ) or through computer assisted telephone interviews (CATI) in both official languages.

Survey invitations were sent by mail to people in the survey sample. The unique Statistics Canada (StatCan) survey access code (SAC) was provided in the invitation. Respondents can log in to the StatCan web portal with their SAC to fill out their questionnaire. Three reminders will be sent throughout the course of data collection. Reminders will also be sent via email to those individuals for whom an email address is available.

StatCan will conduct follow up phone calls to non-responders in the sampling frame to increase response rates. This is to provide participants with the opportunity to complete the survey over the phone with a trained StatCan interviewer.

View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Error detection

The metadata will be provided upon release.

Imputation

The metadata will be provided upon release.

Estimation

The metadata will be provided upon release.

Quality evaluation

The metadata will be provided upon release.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any data which would divulge information obtained under the Statistics Act that relates to any identifiable person, business, or organization without the prior knowledge or the consent in writing of that person, business, or organization. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Data accuracy

The metadata will be provided upon release.

Response rates
The metadata will be provided upon release.

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