Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education's Graduate Outcomes Survey is conducted of undergraduate and graduate individuals from Alberta post-secondary institutions approximately two years after graduation. The purposes of the survey are to determine graduate satisfaction with their post-secondary experiences and graduate employment outcomes—and to compare these results to previous studies. The survey is conducted once every two years. In the spring 2014 semester, individuals who graduated in 2011/2012 were surveyed.
In 2013 there were 41 Canadian universities that conducted the National Graduate Outcomes Survey for baccalaureate graduates in the years 2006 and 2007. The survey involved questions regarding current employment information, social/civic involvement, education received after a bachelor degree, how related academic programs of study were to fields of employment, and other questions to assess the overall university experience of graduates.