Employee Survey

As an employer, the Government of Nova Scotia wants to ensure a positive work experience for its employees. One of the ways that we can meet this goal is to hear employee feedback about the workplace.

Since 2004, employee surveys have been a regular part of how we gather employee feedback about the work environment and their employment experience. Regular surveys allow employees a chance to anonymously and confidentially share information that helps to improve their work places.

The How’s Work Going? survey is based on the Canadian Interjurisdictional Engagement Model. Nova Scotia is a member of the Interjurisdictional Engagement & Metrics Team with representation from all provinces and territories, as well as the Federal Government. This team has developed common employee survey questions to measure employee engagement for use by interested public service jurisdictions across Canada. The How's Work Going? survey incorporates all common questions.

If you have any questions about the How’s Work Going? survey, please check the Frequently Asked Questions.

If you require further information, please email HowsWorkGoing@novascotia.ca or call 1-844-424-3512..


2017 Employee Engagement Survey


Overall Results


*If you do not see your department or agency listed below, it did not meet our reporting threshold of 20 employees and 10 respondents, which protects the identity of employees. Your results will be included in the “Other Agencies, Commissions & Offices” report at the bottom of the list.

Departmental Results


Agency and Commission Reports




Note: Includes departments and agencies with fewer than 20 employees or 10 responses to the survey are included in the “other report” to protect privacy of individuals. (This report includes aggregate information for Aboriginal Affairs, Auditor General, Business, Elections Nova Scotia, NS Securities Commission, Ombudsman, Seniors, etc.)