Psychology Graduate Survey

Have you ever wondered…

  • How many people graduate each year in Canada with a master’s or doctoral degree in psychology?
  • What is the job market like for a psychology graduate?
  • Are there enough jobs for psychology graduates?
  • How many psychologists are there working in Canada?
  • How many psychologists do we need to meet the teaching, research, and service needs of Canadians?

December Winners

• Geniva Liu - $100 Chapters-Indigo Gift Card
• Mary Anne Leason - $100 Air Canada Gift Card
• Francine Ratelle - grand prize winner of an IPad Mini

October Winners

• Emily Hammond: $300 Air Canada Gift Card
• Keith Dobson: $100 Chapters-Indigo Gift Card

November Winners

• Mary Anne Leason: $100 Air Canada Gift Card
• Geniva Liu: $100 Chapters-Indigo Gift Card

July Draw Winners

Winner of $300 Air Canada Gift Card:
• Sylvain Gervais

Winners of $100 Chapters Gift Cards:
• Melisa Robichaud
• Nick Kuiper

June Draw Winners

Winner of $400 Air Canada Gift Card:
• Tina Rossidou

Winners of $100 Chapters Gift Cards:
• Julia Grummisch
• Ian Silver
• Michelle Wesley

May Draw Winners

Winner of $500 Air Canada Gift Card:
• Meyen Hertzsprung

Winners of $100 Chapters Gift Cards:
• Joy Hauck
• Geneviève Leblanc
• Jen Theule
• Jocelyne Keroack  

These are great questions for which we don’t have great answers given Statistics Canada’s recent cancellation of the UCASSS (University and College Academic Staff System Survey) and SED (Survey of Earned Doctorates) data collection efforts.  In response, the CPA conferred with the APA and obtained their permission to use and modify the APA’s Doctoral Employment Survey for the Canadian context.  The survey is designed to produce a minimum dataset with a limited number of questions tagged as mandatory.   



The CPA is calling on EVERYONE across the country that has EVER completed a MASTER’S or DOCTORAL degree in ANY AREA of psychology to complete the survey - whether you completed your studies in Canada, completed your studies outside of Canada, and/or now work in Canada or work outside of Canada. You don’t have to be a registered psychologist; you don’t have to work in a psychology related area; you can be unemployed, retired, at home or on parental leave. As long as you have completed a graduate degree in psychology, you are eligible to complete the survey. Since April 23, 2015, CPA has collected over 4,400 responses to the Canadian Psychology Graduate Survey! If you have already responded, thank you so much for your input! 

Need, supply and demand for psychologists and individuals with a graduate degree in psychology are pivotal topics for the profession, both scientists and practitioners alike. Click here for more information on CPA's efforts on this issue.  We look forward to sharing the results of the survey with all members and stakeholders starting in Fall 2015. 

Should you have any questions or comments about the survey, please don't hesitate to contact us at

From one psychology graduate to another – thank you for your participation!!