Edition: September 16, 2014: Issue 14-36
Issue 14-36: Highlights
The Economy - Municipalities in the province issued building permits worth $1.1 billion (seasonally adjusted) in July, a 31.7% increase over the previous month.
Education - Average tuition fees for full time undergraduate students in British Columbia reached $5,118 for the fall semester of the 2014/15 academic year, a 2.0% increase compared to 2013/14.
Health - The median waiting time for British Columbians aged 15 and over to see a medical specialist regarding a new illness or condition in 2013 remained steady at 4.3 weeks, compared to 2011.
The Nation - Canadian industries operated at 82.7% of productive capacity during the second quarter of 2014, a 0.7% increase (unadjusted) over the first quarter.
- Apprenticeship Student Outcomes (APPSO) Survey
- Baccalaureate Graduate Survey
- BC Hydro Workforce Profile Survey
- BC Labour Market Agreement Outcomes Survey
- BC Public Service Exit Survey
- BC Skills Connect for Immigrants Program (SCI) Evaluation Survey
- Developmental Student Outcomes (DEVSO) Survey
- Diploma, Associate Degree, and Certificate Student Outcomes (DACSO) Survey
- FrontCounter BC Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Long Term Disability (LTD) Application Process Survey
- Ministry of Finance IM/IT Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Ministry of Finance Revenue Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
You can read more about any of these by visiting our Current and Recent Surveys page.
- Total value of building permits rose 31.7% in July
- The New Housing Price Index slipped 1.8% in July
- The median wait time in B.C. for seeing a specialist regarding a new illness or condition was 4.3 weeks in 2013
Did You Know
Results from a July 2014 survey, indicate that over eight in ten (82%) adult Canadian internet users have made an online purchase in the past year. Consumers aged 18 to 34 years were the most likely (92%) to have purchased online, followed by those aged 35 to 54 years old (82%), and those aged 55 years and older (74%). Data Source: Ipsos Reid