Your Insights on 2013 Dream Employer of BC

British Columbians pick their “Dream Employer,” but the results might surprise you: 39% name a particular private company, 36% choose a government or crown corporation as their dream job, and 14% select self-employment. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians think the job of their dreams could be waiting for them in both the public and private… Read more »

British Columbians Dislike Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Most residents would be willing to keep the program, but only under greater scrutiny than now. Vancouver, BC – Most people in British Columbia hold negative views on the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program, a new Insights West poll has found. The Temporary Foreign Worker Program can help employers in Canada meet their labour needs… Read more »

British Columbians Anxious About the Safety of Senior Drivers

Despite concerns, most residents are struggling to have tough conversations with the senior drivers in their lives. Burnaby, BC – With the BC Stats agency projecting the number of seniors to rise by nearly 30 per cent over the next few decades, the British Columbia Automobile Association’s (BCAA) new Senior Driver Survey shows that British… Read more »

Albertans, British Columbians Hold Mixed Views on Health Care System

Long waiting times—both for procedures and tests and at emergency rooms—remain one of the main concerns for residents. Vancouver, BC — Most residents of Alberta and British Columbia award moderate ratings to the health care system, and regard long waiting times for procedures and emergency room visits among their main worries, a new Insights West… Read more »

BC and Alberta Have Little Appetite for Genetically Modified Foods

Most residents in the two provinces hold negative views on GMO, and would support a Canada-wide ban. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians and Albertans hold genetically modified food in low regard, and a sizeable proportion of residents in the two provinces would support banning them from Canadian store shelves, a new Insights West poll has… Read more »

Elect or Abolish? British Columbians Ponder the Senate’s Future

Most residents agree with holding an Alberta-style, non-binding election to fill the current vacancy in the upper house. Vancouver, BC – British Columbians express a preference for the abolition or reform of the Canadian Senate, and show little affinity towards the country’s upper chamber, a new poll by Insights West has found. In the online… Read more »

A Large Majority of Metro Vancouver residents (61%) continue to Cross-border Shop, but Declining Loonie Having an Impact

One third of residents say the drop in the Canadian dollar will make them less likely travel to the U.S. by car. Vancouver, BC – Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley residents are less keen on taking a trip to the United States by car than they were a year ago, but the proportion of residents… Read more »

BC Residents Are Very Concerned About The Measles Outbreak, But A Sizeable Anti-Vax Segment Exists In BC

Nearly 8-in-10 (79%) of BC Residents are concerned about the measles outbreak, and only 42% are very confident that they are protected. Vancouver, BC – In our latest Insights West poll, the vast majority of BC residents are concerned about the Measles outbreak, and a relatively large number are not confident that vaccines are always… Read more »