2019 Public Service Employee Survey Results for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The results of the 2019 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) are presented according to the numerical order of questions, grouped by section theme as they appeared in the questionnaire. Results are not shown when there is no historical comparison, or when there is an insufficient number of responses.

Note: Due to rounding, percentages may not add to 100. Results have been adjusted for non-response to better represent the target population. Therefore, percentages should not be used to determine the number of respondents within a response category. Positive answers and Negative answers are calculated by removing the "Don't know" and "Not applicable" responses from the total responses.

Survey Themes

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My Job

Question 1. I have the materials and equipment I need to do my job.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
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Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 38 44 5 10 3 0 0 82 13 181754
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 42 4 8 3 0 0 86 10 3809
2017 Public Service 32 47 5 11 5 0 0 79 16 174344
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 45 5 9 3 0 0 84 11 3585
2014 Public Service 32 47 5 11 5 0 0 78 16 181951
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 44 6 10 3 0 0 81 13 3588
2011 Public Service 36 46 4 10 4 0 0 82 14 200936
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 43 5 8 3 0 0 85 11 3987
2008 Public Service 36 46 4 9 4 0 0 82 13 169250
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 42 42 5 8 2 0 0 85 10 3658

Question 2. When I prepare written materials, including emails, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
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Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 67 19 5 5 3 0 1 87 8 181425
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 64 21 6 6 3 0 1 85 9 3805
2017 Public Service 66 19 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 174221
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 61 22 6 7 3 0 1 84 10 3579
2014 Public Service 64 20 5 6 3 0 1 85 9 181861
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 24 7 8 4 0 1 81 11 3590
2011 Public Service 66 18 5 6 3 0 2 86 9 200811
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 20 6 10 4 0 1 81 14 3983
2008 Public Service 67 18 5 6 3 0 1 86 9 169106
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 58 21 7 10 4 0 1 79 14 3657

Question 3. My physical environment (e.g., office, workspace) is suitable for my job requirements.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 43 35 7 10 5 0 0 78 15 181461
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 33 7 9 5 0 0 80 14 3803
2017 Public Service 39 36 7 11 7 0 0 75 18 174178
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 33 7 9 5 0 0 79 14 3583
2014 Public Service 40 35 7 11 7 0 0 75 18 181828
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 33 7 8 4 0 0 81 13 3583
2011 Public Service 39 37 8 10 6 0 0 77 15 199738
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 36 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 3952

Question 4. I get the training I need to do my job.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 29 40 12 13 6 0 0 69 19 181032
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 40 12 11 4 0 1 72 16 3784
2018 Public Service 25 45 10 14 6 0 1 70 20 161510
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 44 11 10 4 0 1 75 14 3459
2017 Public Service 26 40 12 14 8 0 0 66 23 174231
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 38 11 11 5 0 0 72 16 3584
2014 Public Service 24 39 12 16 9 0 0 63 25 181873
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 39 11 11 5 0 1 73 16 3588
2011 Public Service 27 41 12 12 6 0 1 69 19 200240
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 41 13 9 4 0 1 74 13 3972
2008 Public Service 25 42 13 13 7 0 1 68 20 168332
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 43 13 9 3 0 1 74 13 3632

Question 5. I have the information, training and equipment I need to ensure my health and safety at work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 45 35 9 7 3 0 0 81 10 180486
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 33 8 5 2 0 1 85 7 3786
2017 Public Service 44 37 8 7 3 0 0 82 10 173739
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 34 7 4 2 1 0 86 7 3570
2014 Public Service 42 38 9 7 3 0 0 80 11 181746
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 35 9 4 2 1 0 85 6 3584

Question 6. I have support at work to balance my work and personal life.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 45 31 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 181242
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 31 8 7 4 0 0 81 11 3794
2018 Public Service 42 33 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 161141
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 30 9 8 4 0 0 79 12 3452
2017 Public Service 41 33 10 9 6 0 1 74 15 174019
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 31 9 6 5 0 0 79 12 3579
2014 Public Service 36 34 12 10 7 0 1 71 16 181787
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 43 33 10 8 5 0 0 77 13 3587
2011 Public Service 38 36 11 9 6 0 1 75 14 200742
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 35 10 6 3 0 1 81 9 3984

Question 7. I get a sense of satisfaction from my work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 181595
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 37 37 13 8 4 0 0 75 12 3807
2018 Public Service 34 42 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 160671
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 41 13 8 5 0 0 74 13 3447
2017 Public Service 33 44 11 8 5 0 0 77 13 174203
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 43 12 8 5 0 0 75 13 3581
2014 Public Service 30 44 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 181850
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 44 13 9 5 0 0 72 14 3587
2011 Public Service 35 41 11 8 5 0 0 76 13 200583
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 40 14 8 5 0 0 72 13 3980
2008 Public Service 35 42 11 8 4 0 0 77 12 168072
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 43 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 3634

Question 8. I receive meaningful recognition for work well done.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 28 36 15 12 8 0 0 65 20 181492
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 36 14 10 6 0 0 70 16 3801
2018 Public Service 26 34 17 13 10 0 0 60 23 161141
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 33 16 11 8 0 0 65 19 3451
2017 Public Service 25 35 16 13 10 0 0 61 24 174142
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 37 15 11 7 0 0 66 19 3578
2014 Public Service 21 35 17 15 11 0 0 57 26 181788
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 36 17 14 8 0 0 60 22 3583
2011 Public Service 21 37 16 14 11 0 0 59 25 200784
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 39 17 13 9 0 0 62 21 3980

Question 9. I have clear work objectives.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 42 12 10 4 0 0 74 14 180719
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 35 39 11 9 4 0 0 75 14 3790
2018 Public Service 29 41 13 11 5 0 0 71 16 161312
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 39 13 10 4 0 0 73 14 3460
2017 Public Service 29 42 12 11 5 0 0 72 16 174083
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 41 13 10 4 0 0 73 14 3578

Question 10. I know how my work contributes to the achievement of my department's or agency's goals.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 44 38 10 5 3 0 0 82 8 180781
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 36 10 4 2 0 0 83 7 3788
2018 Public Service 43 40 9 5 2 0 0 84 7 161313
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 40 8 4 2 0 0 86 6 3459
2017 Public Service 40 40 10 6 4 0 0 81 9 173996
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 42 39 10 6 3 0 0 82 8 3572
2014 Public Service 38 40 12 6 4 1 0 79 10 181765
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 38 42 11 5 3 1 0 81 8 3587
2011 Public Service 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 9 200734
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 37 42 11 6 3 1 0 80 8 3980
2008 Public Service 42 39 10 5 3 1 0 82 8 168871
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 39 11 5 3 1 0 80 9 3648

Question 11. Overall, I feel valued at work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 36 14 10 8 0 0 68 18 181182
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 37 35 13 9 6 0 0 72 15 3796
2018 Public Service 29 37 14 11 9 0 0 66 20 160988
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 37 13 10 7 0 0 71 17 3450
2017 Public Service 28 37 14 11 10 0 0 65 21 173998
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 37 14 10 8 0 0 68 18 3579

Question 12. I am proud of the work that I do.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 52 33 10 3 2 0 0 85 5 180371
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 34 11 4 2 0 0 83 6 3775
2018 Public Service 50 35 9 3 2 0 0 85 5 160125
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 35 11 5 2 0 0 82 7 3431
2017 Public Service 52 35 9 3 2 0 0 87 5 173795
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 36 11 4 2 0 0 83 6 3571
2014 Public Service 59 29 8 2 2 0 0 88 4 181719
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 32 9 3 2 0 0 86 5 3582
2011 Public Service 58 31 7 2 1 0 0 89 4 200656
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 34 9 3 1 0 0 87 4 3983

Question 13. I have opportunities to provide input into decisions that affect my work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 30 37 14 11 7 0 0 68 18 180719
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 37 14 9 7 0 0 71 15 3781
2018 Public Service 27 38 14 12 9 0 0 65 21 160686
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 38 13 10 7 0 0 70 17 3443
2017 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 67 20 173615
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 38 14 11 6 0 0 69 17 3568
2014 Public Service 21 40 14 14 10 0 0 62 25 181784
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 41 14 13 8 0 0 65 21 3587
2011 Public Service 28 39 13 12 8 0 0 68 20 200493
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 39 14 10 6 0 0 69 16 3981

Question 14. I am encouraged to be innovative or to take initiative in my work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 34 33 15 9 7 0 0 68 16 181253
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 34 14 9 6 0 0 71 16 3801
2018 Public Service 31 34 16 10 8 0 0 66 18 160340
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 35 33 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 3436
2017 Public Service 32 35 15 11 8 0 0 67 18 173681
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 34 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 3569
2014 Public Service 27 36 16 12 9 0 0 63 21 181760
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 36 15 13 8 0 0 64 21 3585

Question 15. I have support at work to provide a high level of service.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 39 13 9 5 0 0 72 14 179179
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 39 13 8 3 0 1 76 11 3745
2018 Public Service 30 37 15 11 7 0 0 67 18 160685
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 36 15 9 6 0 1 70 15 3445
2017 Public Service 31 38 14 10 6 0 0 69 17 173677
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 37 14 8 5 0 1 72 14 3573
2014 Public Service 28 38 16 11 7 0 0 66 18 181718
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 40 16 10 5 1 0 69 15 3584
2011 Public Service 34 40 13 8 4 1 0 75 12 199885
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 35 41 13 6 3 1 1 77 9 3968

Question 16. Overall, I like my job.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 43 38 10 5 3 0 0 81 8 181588
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 43 38 11 5 3 0 0 81 8 3805
2018 Public Service 40 39 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 161156
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 38 13 6 3 0 0 77 10 3460
2017 Public Service 40 40 11 6 3 0 0 80 9 173510
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 39 12 6 3 0 0 79 10 3574
2014 Public Service 39 40 11 6 4 0 0 79 9 181673
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 37 41 12 6 4 0 0 78 10 3587
2011 Public Service 41 41 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 200825
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 38 43 10 6 3 0 0 81 9 3985
2008 Public Service 41 42 8 6 3 0 0 84 8 168963
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 43 9 6 3 0 0 82 9 3648

Question 17. I can complete my assigned workload during my regular working hours.

Survey year Organization Always/almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 39 32 17 7 4 0 1 71 12 180499
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 33 16 7 4 0 0 74 10 3791
2018 Public Service 37 32 17 8 5 0 1 70 13 161699
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 31 17 8 5 0 0 70 13 3463
2017 Public Service 37 35 16 7 4 0 1 73 11 174272
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 35 16 7 3 0 1 74 10 3584
2014 Public Service 35 34 18 7 5 0 1 70 12 181779
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 37 17 6 3 0 0 74 9 3584
2011 Public Service 33 34 18 8 5 0 1 69 13 200574
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 37 17 6 4 0 0 74 10 3974
2008 Public Service 28 35 20 10 6 0 1 64 16 168835
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 39 20 9 5 0 0 67 14 3650

Question 18a. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... constantly changing priorities.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 24 35 19 9 1 1 29 35 181388
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 23 36 21 10 1 1 31 33 3796
2018 Public Service 11 26 35 18 8 1 1 27 37 161147
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 23 36 20 8 1 1 29 33 3456
2017 Public Service 11 24 35 17 9 1 3 27 37 173451
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 22 36 19 10 1 3 30 32 3566
2014 Public Service 12 28 36 16 7 1 2 23 40 181277
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 26 38 18 7 1 2 26 35 3579
2011 Public Service 12 27 34 16 7 1 2 24 40 199952
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 26 34 20 7 1 3 28 37 3973
2008 Public Service 12 29 35 16 6 1 2 23 41 168383
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 28 34 18 7 1 2 26 39 3638

Question 18b. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... lack of stability in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 18 27 24 16 2 2 42 30 180845
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 15 24 29 20 2 2 51 23 3791
2018 Public Service 12 20 28 23 13 2 2 37 33 160571
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 15 27 29 17 2 2 48 24 3445
2017 Public Service 12 19 28 21 14 3 4 37 33 173005
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 14 25 26 19 3 5 49 24 3560
2014 Public Service 13 22 29 20 11 2 3 32 37 181116
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 16 27 29 16 3 3 47 24 3573
2011 Public Service 12 20 28 21 12 2 3 35 34 199740
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 15 28 28 15 3 4 46 24 3968
2008 Public Service 12 22 29 21 11 2 3 34 35 168088
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 20 28 25 13 2 3 40 30 3632

Question 18c. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... too many approval stages.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 16 23 29 18 10 2 2 29 41 181013
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 20 32 20 10 2 2 31 36 3792
2018 Public Service 17 24 29 17 9 2 3 26 43 160643
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 21 31 18 10 2 2 29 38 3454
2017 Public Service 17 23 29 15 9 2 4 26 43 173286
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 23 28 17 10 2 4 28 41 3564
2014 Public Service 21 25 27 14 7 2 3 23 48 181132
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 20 25 28 14 8 2 3 23 48 3570
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 15 8 2 4 25 45 199696
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 18 24 27 16 9 2 3 27 45 3971
2008 Public Service 17 24 30 17 8 2 3 25 43 168077
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 17 26 30 15 8 2 3 24 45 3632

Question 18d. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... unreasonable deadlines.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 7 15 31 28 16 1 2 46 22 180493
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 15 31 29 15 1 1 45 23 3784
2018 Public Service 8 16 32 27 14 1 2 42 25 160266
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 17 32 27 14 1 1 42 26 3439
2017 Public Service 8 15 31 25 14 1 4 42 25 172593
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 15 30 27 16 1 3 44 24 3555
2014 Public Service 9 17 33 25 12 1 3 38 27 180699
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 17 35 25 12 1 2 38 26 3568
2011 Public Service 9 17 32 25 12 1 4 38 28 199449
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 16 34 27 12 1 2 40 25 3963
2008 Public Service 9 18 33 25 11 1 3 38 28 168000
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 20 33 25 10 1 2 36 29 3629

Question 18e. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... having to do the same or more work, but with fewer resources.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 14 20 27 20 14 1 2 36 36 181066
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 19 28 21 15 2 2 38 33 3792
2018 Public Service 17 23 27 18 11 1 2 30 42 160843
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 21 28 19 12 2 3 33 38 3457
2017 Public Service 17 22 27 17 12 2 4 30 41 173223
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 21 27 18 14 1 4 35 36 3565
2014 Public Service 21 25 27 15 9 1 3 24 48 181145
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 23 30 17 10 1 3 28 40 3570
2011 Public Service 18 24 28 16 9 1 3 27 44 199874
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 23 30 18 10 1 4 29 39 3970
2008 Public Service 16 24 28 18 10 1 3 29 42 168023
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 24 29 18 11 1 3 30 39 3627

Question 18f. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... high staff turnover.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 12 18 26 22 16 3 3 41 32 180618
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 17 26 24 18 3 2 45 28 3786
2018 Public Service 13 20 27 22 13 3 3 37 35 160300
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 18 25 23 16 3 3 42 31 3443
2017 Public Service 12 18 26 21 14 3 5 39 33 173264
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 15 24 23 18 3 5 45 28 3567
2014 Public Service 11 18 27 24 13 3 5 40 31 181040
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 12 24 30 20 3 5 54 20 3568
2011 Public Service 11 18 27 23 14 3 5 40 31 199570
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 13 26 27 19 3 6 50 21 3957
2008 Public Service 14 22 27 20 11 2 4 33 38 168198
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 19 25 24 15 2 4 42 32 3633

Question 18g. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... overly complicated or unnecessary business processes.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 14 22 31 17 11 2 2 30 38 180911
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 20 33 21 12 2 2 34 32 3791
2018 Public Service 16 24 31 16 9 2 2 25 42 161001
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 21 33 20 10 2 2 31 35 3455
2017 Public Service 16 22 31 15 9 3 4 26 41 173340
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 19 33 18 11 3 3 31 34 3566
2014 Public Service 18 24 31 14 8 2 3 23 44 181146
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 23 31 16 9 3 3 26 40 3573

Question 18h. I feel that the quality of my work suffers because of... Unreliable technology.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 19 33 23 13 1 1 37 30 181282
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 15 32 28 16 1 2 45 22 3797
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My Work Unit

Question 19. During meetings in my work unit, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 70 15 6 4 2 0 3 88 6 181428
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 68 18 6 4 3 0 1 86 7 3801
2017 Public Service 68 16 6 4 2 0 4 88 6 174193
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 66 19 6 5 2 0 1 87 8 3582
2014 Public Service 70 15 5 4 3 0 3 88 6 181584
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 65 20 6 4 2 0 1 87 7 3579
2011 Public Service 68 15 5 4 3 0 4 87 7 200015
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 62 20 6 6 4 0 2 84 10 3969
2008 Public Service 66 14 5 4 4 1 7 86 9 167148
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 58 20 7 6 5 0 4 81 12 3602

Question 20. I am satisfied with how interpersonal issues are resolved in my work unit.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 29 30 16 10 7 5 3 64 19 181323
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 30 15 8 7 5 4 68 16 3806
2018 Public Service 21 32 19 11 9 5 3 59 21 161064
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 26 31 17 9 7 7 3 63 17 3441
2017 Public Service 26 31 16 11 9 5 4 62 21 174143
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 31 13 9 7 5 5 68 17 3582
2014 Public Service 28 32 15 10 8 4 3 64 20 181579
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 31 16 8 6 6 4 68 15 3576

Question 21. In my work unit, every individual is accepted as an equal member of the team.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 45 29 9 9 6 1 0 75 16 181181
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 28 8 8 6 1 0 78 14 3797
2018 Public Service 40 31 10 10 8 1 0 72 18 160757
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 31 9 9 6 1 0 76 15 3437
2017 Public Service 41 30 10 10 8 1 0 73 17 174130
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 30 8 8 6 1 0 78 14 3577
2014 Public Service 41 30 10 10 7 1 0 73 18 181550
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 31 9 9 6 1 0 76 15 3581

Question 22. In my work unit, individuals behave in a respectful manner.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 49 33 8 7 3 0 0 82 11 181129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 30 6 6 3 0 0 84 9 3800
2018 Public Service 44 36 9 7 4 0 0 81 11 160773
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 33 7 6 3 0 0 85 9 3440
2017 Public Service 41 38 9 8 4 0 0 80 12 173904
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 35 8 6 3 0 0 84 9 3575
2014 Public Service 39 40 9 8 3 0 0 80 11 181417
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 39 8 5 2 0 0 84 8 3576

Question 23. The people I work with value my ideas and opinions.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 42 36 12 5 3 1 0 79 8 181393
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 34 10 4 3 1 1 82 8 3797
2018 Public Service 37 40 13 5 3 1 0 77 9 161015
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 43 37 11 5 3 1 0 81 8 3445
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My Immediate Supervisor

Question 24. My immediate supervisor encourages me to work collaboratively with others outside of my work unit.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 45 27 15 5 3 1 4 75 9 181574
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 26 12 4 3 1 4 80 7 3803

Question 25. I receive useful feedback from my immediate supervisor on my job performance.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 42 31 13 8 5 1 1 74 14 181505
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 30 11 7 5 1 1 77 12 3801
2018 Public Service 37 35 12 9 6 1 0 73 15 160726
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 33 11 7 4 1 0 78 12 3441
2017 Public Service 37 35 12 9 6 1 0 73 15 174253
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 42 35 12 7 4 0 1 77 11 3582
2014 Public Service 36 36 12 9 6 1 0 72 15 181472
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 38 11 7 4 1 0 77 12 3582
2011 Public Service 33 37 13 10 7 1 0 70 17 199910
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 37 37 12 9 5 0 0 74 14 3965
2008 Public Service 31 36 13 11 9 1 1 67 20 166756
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 36 14 11 7 1 1 68 19 3595

Question 26. I can count on my immediate supervisor to keep his or her promises.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 49 27 11 6 4 2 1 78 10 181318
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 26 10 5 4 2 1 80 9 3795
2018 Public Service 45 30 12 7 5 2 1 76 12 160474
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 27 10 6 3 1 1 80 9 3432
2017 Public Service 44 31 11 6 5 2 1 77 12 174211
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 29 10 5 4 2 1 81 9 3579
2014 Public Service 42 31 12 7 5 2 1 75 12 181447
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 30 11 5 4 2 1 79 9 3580
2011 Public Service 40 32 13 8 5 2 1 74 13 199843
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 32 11 7 4 2 0 78 11 3965
2008 Public Service 38 31 12 8 7 3 1 72 15 166751
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 38 33 12 8 6 3 1 73 14 3594

Question 27. My immediate supervisor keeps me informed about the issues affecting my work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 46 31 10 7 5 1 0 77 12 180879
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 30 9 7 4 1 0 80 11 3790
2018 Public Service 42 32 11 8 5 1 0 75 14 160177
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 31 9 7 4 1 0 80 11 3432
2017 Public Service 42 33 10 8 5 1 0 76 14 174142
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 31 9 7 4 1 0 80 11 3574
2014 Public Service 40 34 11 9 6 1 0 75 15 181437
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 34 9 7 5 0 0 79 12 3578
2011 Public Service 38 35 11 10 6 1 0 73 16 199709
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 35 10 8 5 1 0 76 13 3962
2008 Public Service 36 34 11 10 8 1 0 71 18 166684
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 35 12 10 7 1 0 71 17 3593

Question 28. When I communicate with my immediate supervisor, I feel free to use the official language of my choice.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 80 10 4 1 2 0 3 93 3 180870
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 82 11 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 3796
2017 Public Service 78 12 4 2 2 0 3 93 3 173995
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 78 14 3 2 1 0 1 94 3 3576
2014 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 93 4 181405
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 78 14 3 1 1 0 2 94 3 3579
2011 Public Service 77 12 4 2 2 0 3 92 4 199764
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 76 14 4 2 2 0 1 91 5 3961
2008 Public Service 78 8 3 2 3 0 6 92 5 166455
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 78 11 3 3 2 0 3 91 5 3591

Question 29. Subject to operational requirements, my immediate supervisor supports the use of flexible work arrangements (e.g., flexible hours, compressed workweeks, telework).

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 57 20 8 4 5 2 4 82 10 181432
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 58 21 7 5 5 2 3 82 11 3799
2017 Public Service 50 23 8 5 6 3 6 80 12 173965
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 24 7 5 4 4 5 82 11 3570
2014 Public Service 47 23 9 5 6 3 6 78 13 181389
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 24 7 4 5 3 4 82 10 3577
2011 Public Service 44 26 9 7 8 2 4 75 15 200634
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 26 9 6 5 2 3 79 12 3974

Question 30. My immediate supervisor seems to care about me as a person.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 59 23 9 3 4 1 0 83 8 181710
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 63 20 8 3 4 1 0 85 7 3805
2018 Public Service 52 26 10 5 5 1 0 80 10 160320
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 23 9 3 4 1 0 84 7 3428
2017 Public Service 53 25 10 4 5 2 0 80 9 174119
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 24 8 4 4 1 0 84 8 3577

Question 31. I am satisfied with the quality of supervision I receive.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 51 28 10 6 5 0 0 79 11 181662
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 25 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 3806
2018 Public Service 47 28 11 7 6 0 0 75 13 160605
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 27 9 6 4 0 0 80 10 3439
2017 Public Service 49 27 10 7 6 0 0 77 12 173871
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 26 9 5 5 0 0 81 10 3573
2014 Public Service 46 30 11 7 6 0 0 77 13 181293
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 29 9 6 4 0 0 81 10 3576

Question 33. I am equipped to support employees in my work unit who are experiencing mental health issues. (for supervisors)

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 21 45 14 12 4 2 2 68 17 41266
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 46 12 10 3 2 2 74 13 934
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Senior Management

Question 34. Senior managers in my department or agency lead by example in ethical behaviour.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 31 15 8 7 6 0 68 16 181333
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 32 14 8 5 7 0 71 15 3783
2018 Public Service 28 31 17 9 8 6 0 63 19 161481
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 30 16 8 7 7 0 67 16 3465
2017 Public Service 27 32 16 10 8 7 0 64 19 174230
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 32 16 7 7 8 0 67 16 3579
2014 Public Service 24 32 17 10 8 8 0 62 20 181131
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 26 35 16 8 5 10 0 68 15 3569
2011 Public Service 22 31 19 11 9 7 1 58 22 199170
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 31 20 9 7 10 1 60 18 3961

Question 35. I have confidence in the senior management of my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 29 31 17 12 9 3 0 62 21 180978
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 33 16 10 7 3 0 66 18 3780
2018 Public Service 25 31 18 13 11 2 0 58 24 161089
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 32 17 11 9 2 0 62 21 3461
2017 Public Service 24 31 17 13 11 3 0 57 25 174174
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 32 19 10 8 3 0 61 19 3577
2014 Public Service 21 31 19 15 12 3 0 53 27 181126
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 35 18 12 7 3 0 61 20 3569
2011 Public Service 19 31 19 14 13 3 0 52 28 199021
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 33 21 13 11 3 0 53 25 3944
2008 Public Service 21 33 18 14 12 3 0 55 27 165557
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 34 19 14 11 2 0 55 26 3564

Question 36. Senior management in my department or agency makes effective and timely decisions.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 21 30 20 15 10 5 0 53 26 180782
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 31 19 13 8 5 0 57 23 3782
2018 Public Service 17 29 21 16 12 5 0 48 30 160960
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 20 30 20 14 10 5 0 53 25 3459
2017 Public Service 17 29 20 17 12 6 0 49 31 174040
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 30 20 14 9 6 0 53 25 3573
2014 Public Service 14 28 21 18 13 5 0 45 33 181064
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 33 21 16 8 6 0 52 26 3567
2011 Public Service 11 31 21 19 12 6 0 45 33 198979
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 31 22 18 9 7 0 47 29 3956
2008 Public Service 11 31 20 20 13 6 0 44 35 165317
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 32 22 19 11 7 0 44 32 3566

Question 37. Essential information flows effectively from senior management to staff.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 19 31 18 17 12 3 0 52 29 181112
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 21 32 18 16 10 3 0 54 27 3783
2018 Public Service 16 30 18 18 14 3 0 48 33 161278
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 18 33 18 16 12 2 0 52 29 3464
2017 Public Service 17 31 17 17 14 3 0 50 32 173985
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 20 33 18 15 11 4 0 55 27 3572
2014 Public Service 14 31 18 19 14 3 0 47 34 181026
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 37 19 15 10 3 0 55 26 3568
2011 Public Service 13 33 18 20 14 3 0 48 34 198810
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 34 19 19 12 3 0 49 31 3951
2008 Public Service 14 36 16 20 12 2 0 51 33 165141
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 35 17 20 11 3 0 50 32 3565

Question 38. Senior managers in my department or agency use both official languages in their interactions with employees.

Survey year Organization Always/almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 40 20 12 6 5 13 3 72 14 181690
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 24 13 5 3 6 1 78 8 3807
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My Organization (Department or Agency)

Question 39. My department or agency does a good job of communicating its vision, mission and goals.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 27 42 17 9 4 1 0 70 13 181538
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 44 14 8 3 1 0 75 10 3802
2018 Public Service 24 42 18 10 5 1 0 67 15 161017
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 26 44 16 9 4 1 0 71 13 3455
2017 Public Service 25 41 17 10 6 1 0 67 16 173974
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 43 15 8 4 1 0 73 12 3579
2014 Public Service 24 40 18 10 6 2 0 65 16 181189
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 43 18 9 3 2 0 70 12 3572
2011 Public Service 24 42 17 10 6 2 0 67 16 199395
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 41 18 11 5 2 0 66 16 3953

Question 40. I feel that change is managed well in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 15 33 21 18 10 3 0 50 29 180810
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 34 20 15 7 3 0 56 23 3786

Question 41. If I am faced with an ethical dilemma or a conflict between values in the workplace, I know where I can go for help in resolving the situation.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 36 14 9 5 2 1 71 15 181324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 35 14 11 5 3 1 69 17 3800
2018 Public Service 31 38 14 9 5 2 1 71 15 161068
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 36 14 10 6 3 1 69 16 3456
2017 Public Service 35 37 12 8 5 3 1 74 14 173795
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 36 13 9 5 4 1 71 15 3576
2014 Public Service 36 37 11 7 4 3 1 77 12 181015
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 38 12 8 4 4 1 75 12 3567
2011 Public Service 35 36 12 8 5 4 1 74 14 199168
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 32 15 10 6 5 1 67 17 3954
2008 Public Service 31 36 12 10 7 4 1 70 17 165770
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 26 33 15 12 7 5 2 63 21 3574

Question 42. My department or agency does a good job of promoting values and ethics in the workplace.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 36 18 7 5 1 0 69 12 181009
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 35 19 6 4 2 0 70 10 3799
2018 Public Service 30 38 18 8 5 1 0 69 13 160645
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 37 19 7 4 2 0 70 11 3448

Question 43. I feel I can initiate a formal recourse process (e.g., grievance, complaint, appeal) without fear of reprisal.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 21 24 19 13 13 8 2 50 29 181309
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 20 21 19 12 12 12 3 49 29 3795
2018 Public Service 18 25 19 14 14 8 2 48 31 161057
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 23 20 13 13 11 3 46 31 3457
2017 Public Service 18 25 17 14 14 9 3 48 32 173820
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 21 19 13 15 13 4 44 33 3577
2014 Public Service 16 24 18 16 15 9 2 45 35 180995
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 21 19 15 15 12 4 42 36 3568
2011 Public Service 15 23 18 16 15 11 3 44 35 199244
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 19 20 15 14 16 4 39 36 3959

Question 44. My department or agency does a good job of supporting employee career development.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 24 32 17 14 11 2 0 57 25 181262
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 33 16 12 8 2 0 62 21 3791
2018 Public Service 20 32 18 15 12 2 0 53 28 161004
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 34 17 13 9 2 0 60 22 3447
2017 Public Service 22 32 16 14 11 3 0 57 27 173983
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 34 15 11 8 3 1 65 19 3574
2014 Public Service 19 31 17 16 13 3 1 52 30 180900
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 35 17 13 9 3 0 61 22 3565
2011 Public Service 21 33 17 15 12 2 0 55 27 200253
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 35 16 13 10 2 0 61 23 3974
2008 Public Service 19 35 17 15 11 2 0 56 27 168004
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 21 38 18 13 9 2 0 59 22 3622

Question 45. I believe I have opportunities for promotion within my department or agency, given my education, skills and experience.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 22 28 15 14 16 2 2 52 32 181671
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 27 15 14 15 2 2 54 30 3802
2018 Public Service 19 27 16 16 18 2 2 48 35 161071
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 27 15 15 18 2 2 51 34 3457
2017 Public Service 19 27 15 16 18 3 3 48 36 174011
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 26 15 15 17 3 2 50 34 3575
2014 Public Service 16 25 15 18 22 2 2 42 42 180943
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 23 16 17 22 3 2 42 41 3566
2011 Public Service 15 27 15 18 21 2 2 44 40 200219
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 25 17 17 23 2 2 41 42 3968
2008 Public Service 17 32 14 16 17 2 2 51 35 167751
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 29 16 18 19 2 2 46 38 3621

Question 46a. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Conflict between my work obligations and my family or personal obligations

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 51 24 13 5 3 1 4 78 9 181398
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 22 12 5 3 1 4 79 8 3802

Question 46b. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to language training in my second official language

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 56 11 7 4 5 2 14 79 12 181293
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 60 12 8 4 5 1 10 81 10 3801

Question 46c. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to learning opportunities

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 44 24 16 7 5 2 4 71 12 181082
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 23 13 6 4 2 3 77 10 3797

Question 46d. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of access to developmental programs

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 41 21 16 8 6 3 4 67 16 180682
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 19 13 6 6 3 5 73 13 3784

Question 46e. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Lack of opportunities in my region

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 43 17 13 9 9 3 5 65 20 180933
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 13 10 7 7 3 6 73 15 3791

Question 46f. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Level of education

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 65 15 8 3 2 2 5 86 6 180964
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 68 13 7 3 3 2 5 87 6 3788

Question 46g. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Discrimination

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 72 9 5 2 3 4 4 88 6 180710
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 74 8 5 3 3 4 4 89 6 3789

Question 46h. To what extent have the following adversely affected your career progress in the federal public service over the last 12 months? Accessibility or accommodation issues

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 75 7 4 1 2 2 9 92 4 180694
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 79 6 2 1 1 2 9 95 2 3782

Question 47. I feel I would be supported by my department or agency if I proposed a new idea.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 21 40 19 10 6 4 0 63 17 181429
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 39 19 9 5 4 0 66 15 3802
2018 Public Service 20 35 22 11 8 3 0 57 20 161226
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 36 21 9 7 4 0 62 17 3460
2017 Public Service 20 35 21 12 8 4 1 58 21 174027
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 36 20 10 7 4 1 61 18 3574

Question 48. I think that my department or agency respects individual differences (e.g., culture, work styles, ideas).

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 36 38 13 7 4 2 0 75 11 180695
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 38 12 6 3 2 0 79 9 3780
2018 Public Service 39 38 13 6 3 2 0 78 9 160801
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 37 11 4 2 1 0 82 7 3451
2017 Public Service 37 40 12 6 3 2 0 78 9 173976
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 40 12 4 3 2 0 81 7 3576
2014 Public Service 38 37 13 6 3 3 0 78 9 180874
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 38 11 4 2 3 0 82 7 3563
2011 Public Service 31 39 16 7 5 3 0 72 12 198890
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 37 16 6 4 4 0 73 10 3951

Question 49. My department or agency implements activities and practices that support a diverse workplace.

A diverse workplace includes everyone, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, religion, age, language, culture, background, interests, views or other dimensions.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 42 34 13 4 3 3 0 79 7 180863
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 32 11 3 2 3 0 84 5 3792
2018 Public Service 40 36 14 4 3 3 0 78 7 160822
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 34 12 3 2 3 0 83 5 3438
2017 Public Service 37 35 15 4 3 4 1 76 8 173916
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 35 14 3 3 4 1 79 6 3578
2014 Public Service 40 35 14 4 3 4 1 79 7 180799
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 34 12 3 2 5 0 82 5 3561

Question 50. Overall, my department or agency treats me with respect.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 48 34 9 5 4 0 0 82 9 181342
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 31 8 4 3 0 0 85 7 3797
2018 Public Service 44 36 10 5 4 0 0 81 9 160659
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 34 9 4 3 0 0 85 7 3450
2017 Public Service 43 37 10 6 4 0 0 80 10 174074
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 36 8 5 3 0 0 84 8 3575
2014 Public Service 42 37 11 6 4 0 0 79 10 180763
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 36 10 4 2 1 0 84 7 3561
2011 Public Service 37 39 12 7 5 0 0 76 12 198622
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 38 13 6 3 1 0 78 9 3938
2008 Public Service 33 40 12 8 5 0 0 74 13 165113
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 41 13 7 5 1 0 76 11 3561

Question 51. I would recommend my department or agency as a great place to work.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 39 31 15 8 6 1 0 70 15 181212
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 30 15 6 4 1 0 75 10 3793
2018 Public Service 35 32 17 9 7 1 0 67 16 160754
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 32 16 6 5 1 0 73 11 3443
2017 Public Service 33 32 16 9 8 1 0 66 17 173925
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 32 16 7 5 1 0 72 12 3568
2014 Public Service 28 35 17 11 8 1 0 63 19 180897
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 37 16 8 5 1 0 71 13 3565
2011 Public Service 28 35 18 10 7 1 0 64 17 198741
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 35 20 9 5 1 0 66 14 3941

Question 52. I am satisfied with my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 37 34 14 9 6 0 0 71 15 180546
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 43 33 13 7 4 0 0 76 11 3787
2018 Public Service 33 34 16 10 7 0 0 68 16 160146
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 34 15 7 4 0 0 73 12 3431
2017 Public Service 32 35 15 10 7 0 0 68 17 173991
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 38 35 15 7 5 0 0 73 12 3575
2014 Public Service 27 36 17 12 7 0 0 64 20 180844
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 38 16 8 5 1 0 71 13 3563
2011 Public Service 27 38 17 11 7 0 0 65 18 198568
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 39 17 9 5 0 0 69 14 3938
2008 Public Service 28 40 14 11 6 0 0 68 18 164994
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 40 15 10 5 0 0 69 15 3565

Question 53. I would prefer to remain with my department or agency, even if a comparable job was available elsewhere in the federal public service.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 34 25 18 11 8 3 1 61 20 181559
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 38 24 18 10 7 3 1 64 17 3801
2018 Public Service 31 25 19 12 9 3 0 59 22 161050
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 25 19 11 8 3 0 61 19 3453
2017 Public Service 30 26 18 11 9 4 1 59 22 173970
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 25 19 11 8 4 1 61 19 3577
2014 Public Service 28 26 19 13 10 4 1 57 24 180861
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 26 19 11 8 4 1 59 20 3563
2011 Public Service 29 27 17 12 10 5 1 59 23 198679
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 26 19 11 9 5 1 59 21 3938
2008 Public Service 27 29 17 13 9 5 1 60 23 164965
2008 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 26 29 18 13 9 5 1 58 23 3562
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Mobility and Retention

Question 54. Do you intend to leave your current position in the next two years?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Not sure
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 27 38 35 181906
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 35 35 3814
2018 Public Service 27 39 35 161647
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 36 35 3460
2017 Public Service 26 40 34 174196
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 38 34 3582
2014 Public Service 26 40 34 180859
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 39 34 3565
2011 Public Service 27 42 31 198979
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 40 32 3950

Question 55. Please indicate your reason for leaving.

Survey year Organization To retire
(%)
To pursue another position within my department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position in another department or agency
(%)
To pursue a position outside the federal public service
(%)
End of my term, casual or student employment
(%)
Other
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 15 33 29 6 12 6 49800
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 28 40 5 7 7 1130
2018 Public Service 17 33 30 6 8 6 43390
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 25 43 5 7 8 1000
2017 Public Service 18 30 29 6 10 6 45785
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 23 40 6 8 8 997
2014 Public Service 18 32 30 10 9999 11 47681
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 24 38 9 9999 10 980
2011 Public Service 19 32 31 8 9999 10 53795
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 24 41 8 9999 9 1111
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Collective Agreements and Terms and Conditions of Employment

Question 56. I am familiar with the provisions of my collective agreement or my terms and conditions of employment.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 34 46 9 6 2 1 2 82 8 181117
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 44 9 6 3 1 3 81 9 3775

Question 57. My immediate supervisor respects the provisions of my collective agreement or my terms and conditions of employment.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 53 27 9 3 2 5 2 86 5 181080
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 23 8 3 1 6 3 86 5 3780
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Harassment

Harassment is normally a series of incidents, but it can be one severe incident that has a lasting impact on the individual.
Harassment is any improper conduct by an individual that is directed at and offensive to another individual in the workplace, including at any event or any location related to work, and that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause offence or harm. It comprises objectionable act(s), comment(s) or display(s) that demean, belittle, or cause personal humiliation or embarrassment, and any act of intimidation or threat. It also includes harassment within the meaning of the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

Question 58. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you been the victim of harassment on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 14 86 181483
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 86 3803
2018 Public Service 15 85 161503
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 3461

Question 59a. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 51 49 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 50 519
2018 Public Service 51 49 22721
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 48 428

Question 59b. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 60 40 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 61 39 519
2018 Public Service 62 38 22735
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 63 37 428

Question 59c. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 8 92 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 519
2018 Public Service 8 92 22696
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 428

Question 59d. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 5 95 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 0 100 519
2018 Public Service 5 95 22696

Question 59e. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 6 94 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 519
2018 Public Service 6 94 22696
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 428

Question 59f. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 519
2018 Public Service 10 90 22712
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 428

Question 59g. From whom did you experience harassment on the job? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 4 96 23324
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 519
2018 Public Service 4 96 22694
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 97 428

Question 60a. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Aggressive behaviour

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 39 61 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 64 508
2018 Public Service 40 60 22709
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 39 61 428

Question 60b. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Excessive control

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 39 61 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 59 508
2018 Public Service 40 60 22697
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 35 65 428

Question 60c. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Being excluded or being ignored

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 47 53 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 52 508
2018 Public Service 46 54 22698
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 44 56 428

Question 60d. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Humiliation

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 42 58 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 60 508
2018 Public Service 41 59 22706
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 64 428

Question 60e. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Interference with work or withholding resources

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 31 69 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 70 508
2018 Public Service 33 67 22690
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 72 428

Question 60f. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Offensive remark

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 55 45 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 49 508
2018 Public Service 56 44 22722
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 49 428

Question 60g. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Personal attack

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 36 64 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 68 508
2018 Public Service 36 64 22699
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 72 428

Question 60h. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Physical violence

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 2 98 23086
2018 Public Service 2 98 22678

Question 60i. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Sexual comment or gesture

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 508
2018 Public Service 10 90 22693
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 428

Question 60j. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Threat

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 12 88 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 90 508
2018 Public Service 13 87 22689
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 428

Question 60k. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Unfair treatment

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 49 51 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 53 508
2018 Public Service 48 52 22704
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 59 428

Question 60l. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Yelling or shouting

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 26 74 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 75 508
2018 Public Service 27 73 22702
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 76 428

Question 60m. Please indicate the nature of the harassment you experienced. Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 16 84 23086
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 84 508
2018 Public Service 15 85 22687
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 85 428

Question 61a. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 52 48 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 44 499
2018 Public Service 51 49 22718
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 48 429

Question 61b. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the harassment.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 27 73 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 71 499
2018 Public Service 27 73 22701
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 21 79 429

Question 61c. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 499
2018 Public Service 8 92 22688
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 429

Question 61d. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 21 79 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 499
2018 Public Service 20 80 22699
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 429

Question 61e. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 499
2018 Public Service 10 90 22689
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 429

Question 61f. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 7 93 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 499
2018 Public Service 7 93 22692
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 429

Question 61g. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 14 86 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 499
2018 Public Service 14 86 22692
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 86 429

Question 61h. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 12 88 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 499
2018 Public Service 11 89 22688
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 429

Question 61i. What action(s) did you take to address the harassment you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 26 74 22957
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 75 499
2018 Public Service 27 73 22709
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 72 429

Question 62a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 11 89 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 473
2018 Public Service 11 89 21200
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 412

Question 62b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 20 80 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 20 80 473
2018 Public Service 19 81 21197
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 21 79 412

Question 62c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 473
2018 Public Service 10 90 21191
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 412

Question 62d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 7 93 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 473
2018 Public Service 7 93 21189
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 412

Question 62e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 473
2018 Public Service 10 90 21189
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 412

Question 62f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 473
2018 Public Service 9 91 21189
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 412

Question 62g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 473
2018 Public Service 10 90 21188
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 412

Question 62h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 12 88 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 473
2018 Public Service 11 89 21193
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 412

Question 62i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 13 87 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 473
2018 Public Service 12 88 21192
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 412

Question 62j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 32 68 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 34 66 473
2018 Public Service 30 70 21199
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 67 412

Question 62k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 473
2018 Public Service 9 91 21189
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 412

Question 62l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 48 52 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 47 53 473
2018 Public Service 47 53 21214
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 52 412

Question 62m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 2 98 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 2 98 473
2018 Public Service 2 98 21187

Question 62n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 56 44 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 50 50 473
2018 Public Service 56 44 21220
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 47 412

Question 62o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? I intend to file a grievance or a formal complaint but I have not done so yet.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 4 96 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 473
2018 Public Service 4 96 21191
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 412

Question 62p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the harassment you experienced? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 13 87 21361
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 473
2018 Public Service 13 87 21192
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 85 412

Question 63. Having carefully read the definition of harassment, have you directly witnessed harassment on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 18 82 181223
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 17 83 3788

Question 64. I am satisfied with how matters related to harassment are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 18 17 19 8 8 23 7 51 22 181570
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 17 15 18 6 6 29 9 51 20 3800
2018 Public Service 16 19 21 8 8 23 5 48 22 161102
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 15 21 5 6 30 7 50 17 3458
2017 Public Service 16 18 19 7 8 24 7 50 22 174189
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 16 17 5 6 31 10 52 20 3584
2014 Public Service 16 19 20 7 7 24 7 50 22 180780
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 16 18 5 4 32 9 53 16 3562

Question 65. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents harassment.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 34 30 16 7 5 8 1 69 13 181533
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 31 15 6 5 10 1 72 12 3800
2018 Public Service 29 31 18 7 6 7 1 66 14 161060
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 30 18 6 4 11 1 69 11 3459
2017 Public Service 28 31 17 7 6 9 1 66 15 173958
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 29 18 6 5 14 2 66 13 3581
2014 Public Service 26 30 19 7 6 11 1 64 14 180720
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 30 18 5 3 15 1 68 10 3560
2011 Public Service 31 36 16 7 4 6 0 72 12 198422
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 33 19 5 4 11 0 68 10 3937
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Discrimination

Discrimination means treating someone differently or unfairly because of a personal characteristic or distinction,which, whether intentional or not, has an effect that imposes disadvantages not imposed on others or that withholds or limits access that is given to others. There are 13 prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered).

Question 66. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you been the victim of discrimination on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 8 92 181371
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 3804
2018 Public Service 8 92 161188
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 3458

Question 67a. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Co-workers

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 38 62 12977
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 60 239
2018 Public Service 36 64 11806
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 69 242

Question 67b. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals with authority over me

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 76 24 12977
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 73 27 239
2018 Public Service 77 23 11826
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 83 17 242

Question 67c. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals working for me

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 4 96 12977
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 239
2018 Public Service 4 96 11797
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 242

Question 67d. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals for whom I have a custodial responsibility (e.g., inmates, offenders, patients, detainees)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 3 97 12977
2018 Public Service 4 96 11797

Question 67e. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Individuals from other departments or agencies

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 8 92 12977
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 239
2018 Public Service 7 93 11798
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 242

Question 67f. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Members of the public (individuals or organizations)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 12977
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 239
2018 Public Service 9 91 11802
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 242

Question 67g. From whom did you experience discrimination on the job? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 12977
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 239
2018 Public Service 8 92 11798
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 242

Question 68a. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Race

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 26 74 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 76 232
2018 Public Service 25 75 11790
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 76 242

Question 68b. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. National or ethnic origin

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 20 80 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 18 82 232
2018 Public Service 20 80 11790
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 20 80 242

Question 68c. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Colour

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 16 84 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 85 232
2018 Public Service 15 85 11786
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 242

Question 68d. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Religion

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 6 94 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 2 98 232
2018 Public Service 6 94 11784
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 242

Question 68e. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Age

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 29 71 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 67 232
2018 Public Service 26 74 11787
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 35 65 242

Question 68f. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sex

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 29 71 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 75 232
2018 Public Service 29 71 11792
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 73 242

Question 68g. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Sexual orientation

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 4 96 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 97 232
2018 Public Service 4 96 11783
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 242

Question 68h. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Gender identity or expression (including gender diverse identities or expressions such as transgender, two-spirit, or non-binary)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 2 98 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 97 232
2018 Public Service 2 98 11782

Question 68i. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Marital status

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 8 92 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 232
2018 Public Service 8 92 11785
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 242

Question 68j. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Family status

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 15 85 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 232
2018 Public Service 15 85 11787
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 86 242

Question 68k. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test)

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 1 99 12755
2018 Public Service 1 99 11782

Question 68l. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Disability

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 17 83 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 86 232
2018 Public Service 17 83 11791
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 242

Question 68m. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Pardoned conviction or suspended record

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 0 100 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 0 100 232
2018 Public Service 0 100 11783
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 0 100 242

Question 68n. Please indicate the type of discrimination you experienced. Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 18 82 12755
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 85 232
2018 Public Service 19 81 11797
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 18 82 242

Question 69a. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with my supervisor or a senior manager.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 29 71 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 69 228
2018 Public Service 29 71 11822
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 72 242

Question 69b. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I discussed the matter with the person(s) from whom I experienced the discrimination.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 14 86 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 15 85 228
2018 Public Service 15 85 11810
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 242

Question 69c. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted a human resources advisor in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 5 95 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 228
2018 Public Service 5 95 11809
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 242

Question 69d. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I contacted my union representative.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 17 83 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 228
2018 Public Service 17 83 11817
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 242

Question 69e. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I used an informal conflict resolution process.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 5 95 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 228
2018 Public Service 4 96 11805
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 242

Question 69f. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I filed a grievance or formal complaint.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 6 94 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 228
2018 Public Service 6 94 11807
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 242

Question 69g. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I resolved the matter informally on my own.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 228
2018 Public Service 9 91 11806
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 6 94 242

Question 69h. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 228
2018 Public Service 9 91 11808
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 242

Question 69i. What action(s) did you take to address the discrimination you experienced? I took no action.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 49 51 12647
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 49 51 228
2018 Public Service 49 51 11821
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 46 242

Question 70a. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The issue was resolved.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 6 94 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 196
2018 Public Service 5 95 11053
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 232

Question 70b. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not think the incident was serious enough.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 15 85 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 78 196
2018 Public Service 13 87 11052
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 21 79 232

Question 70c. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The behaviour stopped.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 4 96 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 95 196
2018 Public Service 3 97 11049
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 232

Question 70d. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual apologized.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 3 97 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 196
2018 Public Service 2 98 11050
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 2 98 232

Question 70e. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Management intervened.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 3 97 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 97 196
2018 Public Service 3 97 11051
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 2 98 232

Question 70f. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? The individual left or changed jobs.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 4 96 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 97 196
2018 Public Service 4 96 11049
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 97 232

Question 70g. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I changed jobs.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 7 93 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 196
2018 Public Service 7 93 11051
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 93 232

Question 70h. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not know what to do, where to go or whom to ask.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 11 89 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 196
2018 Public Service 11 89 11053
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 232

Question 70i. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was too distraught.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 11 89 196
2018 Public Service 11 89 11055
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 86 232

Question 70j. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I had concerns about the formal complaint process (e.g., confidentiality, how long it would take).

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 27 73 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 71 196
2018 Public Service 27 73 11058
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 72 232

Question 70k. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was advised against filing a complaint.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 9 91 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 10 90 196
2018 Public Service 9 91 11054
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 232

Question 70l. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I was afraid of reprisal (e.g., having limited career advancement, being labelled a troublemaker).

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 45 55 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 54 196
2018 Public Service 45 55 11069
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 55 232

Question 70m. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Someone threatened me.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 2 98 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 2 98 196
2018 Public Service 2 98 11050

Question 70n. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I did not believe it would make a difference.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 62 38 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 41 196
2018 Public Service 64 36 11072
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 41 232

Question 70o. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? I intend to file a grievance or a formal complaint but I have not done so yet.

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 3 97 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 196
2018 Public Service 4 96 11051
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 4 96 232

Question 70p. Why did you not file a grievance or formal complaint about the discrimination you experienced? Other

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 11 89 11129
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 9 91 196
2018 Public Service 13 87 11050
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 88 232

Question 71. Having carefully read the definition of discrimination, have you directly witnessed discrimination on the job in the past 12 months?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 90 181243
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 92 3795

Question 72. I am satisfied with how matters related to discrimination are resolved in my department or agency.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 20 16 21 4 4 27 7 55 13 181334
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 15 19 3 3 33 9 58 10 3793
2018 Public Service 18 18 24 4 4 26 5 53 12 161075
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 18 14 20 3 3 34 7 56 10 3447
2017 Public Service 17 18 20 4 4 30 7 56 12 174058
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 15 17 2 3 38 9 57 10 3579
2014 Public Service 17 18 21 4 3 31 7 55 11 180669
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 15 18 2 2 39 9 58 8 3556

Question 73. My department or agency works hard to create a workplace that prevents discrimination.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 36 28 17 4 4 10 1 72 9 181260
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 29 15 3 3 12 2 76 7 3800
2018 Public Service 30 31 19 5 4 10 1 69 10 161053
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 30 18 3 3 12 1 72 7 3447
2017 Public Service 31 31 17 4 4 12 2 72 9 173835
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 29 17 3 3 17 2 73 7 3573
2014 Public Service 28 30 18 4 3 15 2 70 9 180578
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 29 17 2 2 19 2 73 5 3555
2011 Public Service 35 36 14 4 2 8 0 77 7 198306
2011 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 32 17 3 2 14 0 74 6 3934
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Stress and Well-Being

Question 74a. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Pay or other compensation-related issues

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 24 27 20 12 15 0 1 52 28 181595
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 27 28 20 12 11 0 1 56 23 3803
2018 Public Service 21 24 22 14 18 0 1 46 32 161369
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 25 26 21 13 12 0 2 52 26 3448
2017 Public Service 22 24 19 14 19 0 2 46 34 173880
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 23 20 14 16 0 2 48 31 3572

Question 74b. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Heavy workload

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 22 29 25 14 10 0 1 51 24 181495
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 29 26 14 8 0 1 51 22 3800
2018 Public Service 18 27 28 16 11 0 1 45 27 161255
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 17 27 29 16 11 0 1 44 27 3461
2017 Public Service 19 27 26 15 11 0 1 47 26 173933
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 19 28 27 15 10 0 1 47 25 3578

Question 74c. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Unreasonable deadlines

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 30 30 20 10 7 0 2 62 17 180654
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 31 23 10 6 0 1 60 17 3774
2018 Public Service 25 29 24 13 8 0 2 55 21 160603
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 30 25 13 8 0 1 53 22 3451
2017 Public Service 26 29 22 12 8 1 3 57 21 173555
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 30 23 12 8 0 2 56 21 3567

Question 74d. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Not enough employees to do the work

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 24 24 21 15 14 1 1 49 29 180774
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 26 22 14 11 1 1 52 26 3784
2018 Public Service 20 23 23 17 15 1 1 44 32 160732
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 21 25 23 16 12 1 2 47 29 3453
2017 Public Service 21 23 22 16 15 1 2 45 32 173886
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 24 22 15 12 1 2 49 28 3579

Question 74e. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Overtime or long work hours

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 52 22 11 5 4 0 5 78 10 180845
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 23 12 5 3 0 5 79 9 3788
2018 Public Service 46 23 13 6 4 0 6 75 11 160698
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 23 15 6 4 1 6 73 11 3437
2017 Public Service 44 23 13 6 4 1 9 75 11 173618
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 43 24 14 6 4 1 9 74 11 3581

Question 74f. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Balancing work and personal life

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 34 29 19 9 8 0 1 64 17 181228
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 36 29 18 9 7 0 1 66 16 3796
2018 Public Service 30 27 21 11 9 0 1 58 20 161068
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 27 21 10 8 0 1 59 19 3455
2017 Public Service 29 30 22 11 8 0 1 59 19 173457
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 29 20 11 7 0 1 62 18 3569

Question 74g. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of control or input in decision-making

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 30 34 20 9 5 1 1 65 15 181070
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 34 21 9 5 1 1 65 13 3795
2018 Public Service 25 33 23 10 6 1 1 59 17 160799
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 26 33 22 11 5 1 1 61 16 3442
2017 Public Service 27 32 22 11 6 1 2 60 18 173337
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 31 21 10 6 1 2 62 16 3570

Question 74h. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Competing or constantly changing priorities

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 25 32 22 12 7 1 1 58 19 180996
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 32 23 11 5 0 1 60 17 3801
2018 Public Service 21 31 25 14 8 1 1 53 22 160760
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 22 32 24 13 7 1 1 56 20 3441
2017 Public Service 22 31 23 14 8 1 2 54 22 173363
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 24 32 22 13 7 0 2 57 20 3568

Question 74i. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of clear expectations

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 31 31 19 10 7 0 1 63 17 180843
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 31 20 10 6 1 1 63 17 3789
2018 Public Service 27 31 22 12 7 0 1 59 19 160624
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 31 21 11 7 0 1 61 18 3440
2017 Public Service 28 31 20 12 7 1 2 60 19 173428
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 30 20 11 7 0 2 62 18 3573

Question 74j. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of recognition

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 42 27 15 8 7 1 1 69 16 180767
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 46 26 14 7 6 1 1 73 14 3796

Question 74k. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Information overload

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 33 31 19 10 6 0 1 65 16 180372
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 37 30 19 8 4 0 1 68 13 3785
2018 Public Service 27 31 22 12 7 0 1 59 18 160191
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 32 22 10 5 1 1 62 16 3420
2017 Public Service 28 31 21 11 7 1 2 61 18 173041
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 32 33 19 9 5 1 2 66 15 3562

Question 74l. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Physical work environment

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 52 24 12 5 4 0 1 78 10 180439
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 23 11 5 3 0 2 81 8 3779
2018 Public Service 50 25 13 6 4 0 2 76 10 160099
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 22 12 5 4 0 3 79 9 3429
2017 Public Service 52 24 13 6 4 0 2 77 9 173936
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 58 21 11 5 3 0 2 81 8 3576

Question 74m. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Accessibility or accommodation issues

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 71 13 5 2 2 1 6 90 5 180422
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 75 11 4 1 1 1 7 93 3 3791
2018 Public Service 67 16 7 3 3 1 5 87 6 160330
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 71 14 6 2 2 1 5 90 4 3431

Question 74n. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Harassment or discrimination

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 70 12 6 4 4 1 2 85 8 180981
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 72 12 5 3 4 1 3 87 8 3786
2018 Public Service 67 14 7 4 4 1 3 84 9 160420
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 70 12 6 3 4 1 4 86 7 3436
2017 Public Service 69 14 6 4 4 1 3 86 8 173910
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 72 11 5 4 3 1 4 87 7 3580

Question 74o. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with my co-worker(s)

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 56 26 10 4 3 0 1 84 6 180466
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 58 25 9 3 2 0 2 85 6 3779
2018 Public Service 52 27 11 4 3 0 1 81 7 160968
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 25 10 4 3 0 2 83 6 3442
2017 Public Service 53 28 10 4 3 0 2 83 7 173810
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 58 25 9 3 2 0 3 85 6 3575

Question 74p. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with individual(s) with authority over me

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 59 19 10 5 5 0 1 80 10 180189
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 61 18 9 5 5 0 1 81 10 3777
2018 Public Service 53 22 11 6 6 0 1 76 12 160500
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 56 21 10 6 6 0 2 78 12 3426
2017 Public Service 57 20 10 6 5 0 2 79 11 173819
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 18 9 7 4 1 2 79 11 3573

Question 74q. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with individual(s) working for me

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 58 12 5 2 1 0 22 90 4 179719
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 59 12 5 2 1 0 21 90 3 3760
2018 Public Service 52 13 6 2 1 0 26 88 4 159765
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 52 13 5 2 1 0 26 89 4 3412
2017 Public Service 53 13 5 2 1 0 25 89 4 173685
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 13 5 2 1 0 25 89 4 3570

Question 74r. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Issue(s) with other individual(s) (e.g., members of the public, individuals from other departments or agencies)

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 66 18 7 2 1 0 5 89 4 180276
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 71 16 6 2 1 0 4 91 3 3774
2018 Public Service 61 20 9 3 2 0 6 86 4 160250
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 65 19 8 2 1 0 6 89 3 3425
2017 Public Service 62 19 7 2 1 1 7 88 4 172926
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 65 18 7 2 1 0 7 90 3 3561

Question 74s. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Lack of job security

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 68 14 6 4 5 0 3 85 9 180902
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 75 12 5 2 3 1 3 90 5 3784
2018 Public Service 64 15 7 4 5 0 4 83 10 160852
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 72 14 5 2 2 0 4 89 5 3444
2017 Public Service 61 17 8 5 5 1 4 82 10 174018
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 69 15 6 3 2 0 5 89 6 3578

Question 74t. Overall, to what extent do the following factors cause you stress at work? Personal issues

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 53 27 12 4 2 0 2 82 6 180485
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 26 12 4 2 0 2 82 6 3780
2018 Public Service 48 29 14 4 2 0 2 79 7 160646
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 48 26 15 4 3 0 3 77 7 3440
2017 Public Service 49 29 12 4 2 0 3 81 6 173693
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 51 27 13 4 2 0 3 81 6 3569

Question 75. Overall, my level of work-related stress is...

Survey year Organization Very low
(%)
Low
(%)
Moderate
(%)
High
(%)
Very High
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 17 34 33 12 4 0 0 50 17 181789
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 18 35 33 10 4 0 0 53 14 3806
2018 Public Service 13 31 36 14 5 0 0 45 19 161633
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 33 34 14 4 0 0 48 18 3465
2017 Public Service 12 30 38 14 6 0 0 42 20 174252
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 33 34 15 5 0 0 46 20 3577

Question 76. After my workday, I feel emotionally drained.

Survey year Organization Always/Almost always
(%)
Often
(%)
Sometimes
(%)
Rarely
(%)
Never/Almost never
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 10 18 38 23 11 0 0 34 29 180286
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 15 38 26 12 0 0 38 23 3772
2018 Public Service 10 20 38 22 10 0 0 32 30 159815
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 8 19 36 24 12 0 0 36 27 3424
2017 Public Service 9 20 39 22 10 0 0 32 29 173657
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 19 37 24 12 0 1 37 26 3575

Question 77. My department or agency does a good job of raising awareness of mental health in the workplace.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 31 40 15 8 4 2 0 73 12 181158
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 41 38 12 5 3 2 0 80 8 3798
2018 Public Service 29 40 16 8 4 2 0 71 13 161108
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 38 12 5 3 2 0 80 7 3454
2017 Public Service 24 40 16 9 6 4 0 67 15 173983
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 41 15 6 4 4 0 73 11 3574

Question 78. I would describe my workplace as being psychologically healthy.

A psychologically healthy workplace is one that promotes employees’ psychological well-being and actively works to prevent harm to employee psychological health due to negligent, reckless or intentional acts.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 25 35 17 13 9 2 0 61 22 181482
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 31 35 15 10 7 1 0 67 17 3802
2018 Public Service 23 35 18 13 10 2 0 59 23 161341
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 29 36 16 10 7 2 0 66 18 3463
2017 Public Service 18 37 17 14 11 2 0 56 26 174038
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 23 39 17 11 8 2 0 63 19 3571
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Duty to Accommodate

The duty to accommodate refers to the employer’s obligation to eliminate disadvantages to employees, prospective employees or clients that result from a rule, practice or physical barrier that has or that may have an adverse impact on individuals or groups protected under the Canadian Human Rights Act or identified as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act. It applies to all grounds of discrimination covered by the Canadian Human Rights Act (i.e., race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics (including a requirement to undergo a genetic test, or disclose the results of a genetic test), disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered). Employers must provide accommodation up to the point of undue hardship, taking into account essential job requirements.

Question 79. Having carefully read the definition of duty to accommodate, have you requested measures to accommodate your needs in the workplace in the last two years?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 16 84 181509
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 3798
2017 Public Service 17 83 173939
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 16 84 3578
2014 Public Service 15 85 180286
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 13 87 3548

Question 80. Were any measures taken to accommodate your needs?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 81 19 29087
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 80 20 515
2017 Public Service 78 22 29537
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 79 21 581
2014 Public Service 78 22 27355
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 81 19 457

Question 81. I am satisfied with the measures that were taken to accommodate my needs.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 48 32 6 9 4 0 0 80 13 23401
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 55 28 4 8 4 0 1 84 12 405
2017 Public Service 46 35 6 8 4 1 1 82 12 23169
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 53 34 6 5 2 0 0 87 7 461
2014 Public Service 50 32 6 7 4 0 0 83 11 21409
2014 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 57 28 7 6 2 1 0 85 7 369
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Compensation

Question 82. To what extent has your pay or other compensation been affected by issues with the Phoenix pay system?

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 25 32 20 10 10 2 1 26 74 181161
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 28 32 20 9 8 2 1 29 71 3797
2018 Public Service 29 26 20 11 11 2 1 30 70 161576
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 33 26 19 10 9 2 1 34 66 3461
2017 Public Service 30 24 19 11 12 4 1 31 69 174272
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 30 24 19 12 11 4 1 32 68 3581

Of those who indicated that their pay or other compensation had been affected from "a small extent" to "a very large extent":

Question 83. Have you experienced any new pay or other compensation issues over the last 12 months?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 59 41 130118
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 54 46 2655

Of those who indicated that their pay or other compensation had been affected from "a small extent" to "a very large extent":

Question 84. Have all your pay or other compensation issues been resolved?

Survey year Organization Yes
(%)
No
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 44 56 128011
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 45 55 2591
2018 Public Service 35 65 108456
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 60 2230

Of those who indicated that their pay or other compensation had been affected from "a small extent" to "a very large extent":

Question 85. I am satisfied with the support (e.g., regular information, follow-up, making enquiries on my behalf, offering emergency or priority pay) I received from my department or agency to help resolve my pay or other compensation issues.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 12 23 18 17 20 2 7 39 41 128151
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 22 19 17 17 2 9 40 38 2575
2018 Public Service 11 22 18 18 23 2 6 36 44 108900
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 14 23 18 16 19 3 7 41 39 2234
2017 Public Service 11 21 16 17 24 2 9 36 46 112619
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 12 22 16 16 22 2 9 39 43 2351

Of those who indicated that their pay or other compensation had been affected from "a small extent" to "a very large extent":

Question 86. I am satisfied with the support I received from the Pay Centre to help resolve my pay or other compensation issues.

Survey year Organization Strongly agree
(%)
Somewhat agree
(%)
Neither agree nor disagree
(%)
Somewhat disagree
(%)
Strongly disagree
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 7 16 17 19 31 2 9 25 56 128150
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 7 15 17 19 31 2 9 25 56 2578
2018 Public Service 5 13 16 19 39 2 7 19 63 108928
2018 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 5 13 15 19 39 3 6 20 64 2240
2017 Public Service 4 10 12 17 45 3 9 16 70 112563
2017 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 3 10 13 17 47 3 7 14 72 2349

Question 87. To what extent have issues with the Phoenix pay system affected your decision to seek or accept another position (e.g., deployment, promotion, secondment, assignment, acting assignment) within your organization or the federal public service?

Survey year Organization Not at all
(%)
To a small extent
(%)
To a moderate extent
(%)
To a large extent
(%)
To a very large extent
(%)
Don't know
(%)
Not applicable
(%)
Positive answers
(%)
Negative answers
(%)
Total responses
2019 Public Service 42 18 14 9 10 1 7 65 20 179367
2019 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 40 18 14 10 10