APEX 2019 Survey of New Executives – Results


The 4th Annual Survey of new Executives was launched electronically on October 30th, 2019 to 620 Executives appointed between July 2018 and June 2019. A total of 236 new Executives completed the survey, a response rate of 36%.

The goal of the survey was to seek the views and input of new Executives on joining the Executive ranks and to broaden our understanding of what is important to them. This includes identifying the challenges they face, as well as how the Federal Public Service and APEX can better support them. Key questions centered around their reasons for wanting to become an Executive, the challenges facing the community, the developmental opportunities they were provided and their onboarding experience.

In addition to having been sent to individual respondents, the results have also been shared with the Clerk of the Privy Council, the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer and the Canada School of Public Service.

We encourage the entire EX community to review the results of the survey and to use the findings in guiding their internal departmental processes related to the management and development of new Executives.