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    Québec Public Service Job Attractiveness Survey

    The objective of this survey is to assess the attractiveness of the public service as an employer among the Québec population. This information will make it possible to compare the level of attractiveness of jobs in the private and the public sector, to find out how well known the Québec public service hiring processes are, and to improve these processes if need be.

    Frequently asked questions

    What is the Institut de la statistique du Québec?

    The Institut de la Statistique du Québec, also known as Statistique Québec, is a government agency whose mission is to produce, analyze and disseminate official, objective and quality statistics on various aspects of Québec society.

    How do I participate in the survey?

    Statistique Québec will call you in March 2021 or thereafter to complete a 25-minute questionnaire over the phone. You do not need to prepare anything. If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.

    Why was I chosen for the survey?

    You were selected at random, just like several thousand other Quebecers, to participate in the Québec Public Service Job Attractiveness Survey.

    We obtained the personal information needed for the survey, including your contact information, from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ), under an agreement approved by the Commission d’accès à l’information in accordance with the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

    Do I have to take part in this survey?

    Your participation in the survey is voluntary, but very important, since it will make it possible to compare the level of attractiveness of jobs in the private and the public sector, to find out how well known the Québec public service hiring processes are, and to improve these processes if need be.

    Are the phone calls recorded?

    For quality and training purposes, phone calls with Statistique Québec agents are recorded. However, if you don't want the call to be recorded, simply notify the agent at the beginning of the call.

    What is Statistique Québec’s privacy policy?

    The Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec guarantees that the information you provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes. All Statistique Québec employees have taken an oath before a commissioner and are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of the data they collect.

    Will you share my answers with other individuals or organizations?

    Statistique Québec has signed an agreement with the Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor and the École nationale d’administration publique, to whom the information collected will be sent, with the exception of your name, address, and telephone number. All of your information will be kept confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes.

    Does Statistique Québec have an ethical framework?

    Oui. L’étude a été examinée par le comité d’éthique mandaté par Statistique Québec. Le comité d’éthique a la responsabilité de s’assurer que les personnes visées par l’étude et celles qui y participent sont respectées, que leur dignité est préservée et que leur intégrité est protégée.

    How can I make sure you are from Statistique Québec?

    You can call Statistique Québec toll-free at 1-800-561-0213.

    How can I get more information about the survey?

    For more information about the survey, please contact the Direction de la gestion de la collecte by e-mail at collecte@stat.gouv.qc.ca or by phone at 1-800-561-0213 (toll-free). You can reach us Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.