Survey on the Language Requirements of Enterprises, Municipalities in Québec and City Boroughs of Montréal 2018

The objective of the survey is to gain a better understanding of the role of language skills in selecting a candidate during the hiring process.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Institut de la statistique du Québec?
2. How was my establishment selected?
3. Is my establishment obligated to fill out the questionnaire?
4. How can I obtain a copy of the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec?
5. Who has access to the information submitted?
6.What do I have to do to participate in the survey?
7. When I try to access the online questionnaire, I get an error message. What should I do?
8. What is Statistique Québec’s privacy policy?
9. How can I make sure that you are from Statistique Québec?

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

How was my establishment selected?
Your establishment was selected from the sampling frame based on Statistics Canada’s Business Register (BR) database.

Is my establishment obligated to fill out the questionnaire?
Your participation is essential to ensure establishments of all sizes in different sectors are adequately represented.

Given the importance of the survey, Statistique Québec has determined that participation in this survey is mandatory, as set out in the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec.

How can I obtain a copy of the Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec
You can view the Act on Publications Québec’s website.

Who has access to the information submitted?
Only duly authorized personnel at Statistique Québec have access to individual data, which represents a limited number of people. The Act respecting the Institut de la statistique du Québec guarantees the confidentiality of all the data collected. In addition, all Statistique Québec employees have taken an oath before a commissioner and are bound to maintain the secrecy and confidentiality of the data they gather.

What do I have to do to participate in the survey?
To participate in the survey, you simply have to:

If necessary, you can exit the questionnaire and return to finish it at a more convenient time.

Certain questions may require searching for information. We therefore suggest that you start by filling out the paper version of the questionnaire, which can be accessed by clicking on this link: http://stat.gouv.qc.ca/collecte/402-quest_en.pdf

If you do not have access to the Internet, Statistique Québec will contact you to complete the questionnaire over the telephone. If you are not available when we call, you can let us know what time would be more convenient for you.

When I try to access the online questionnaire, I get an error message. What should I do?
Make sure you correctly entered your identifier and password.

You can contact Statistique Québec by phone at 1-800-561-0213 or by e-mail at collecte@stat.gouv.qc.ca. Please mention the name of the survey printed on your invitation letter and provide your name and contact information. We will respond to your request within 24 hours during our office hours, which are from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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

How can I make sure that you are from Statistique Québec?
You can contact Johanne Théroux, Survey Manager at Statistique Québec, at 1-800-561-0213.