Paid Online Surveys in Canada: Start Making Money From Home

Taking Surveys Online

As a wise man once said; never underestimate the importance of public opinion, and in the world of business - and society as a whole - the fact remains true to this day.

Whether you are a politician attempting to sell an idea, or a retailer attempting to sell a product, if your public don't want to know, you simply won't succeed. This is where market research comes in; an age old concept which has grown ever more sophisticated over time. Indeed, in today's global market, dominated by social media and the World Wide Web, operations are smoother and slicker than ever, for never before has the need to gauge public opinion been quite so pivotal in shaping our culture in terms of the products and services we receive.

A major part of market research is now carried out online. In fact, there are numerous web based survey companies set up in order that people will come forward and share their views. In order to encourage participation, these companies will pay you either in the form of cash or vouchers. You will not earn a full time living from these sites but they can provide a significant amount of extra income and get paid for completing online surveys in Canada. It is well worth considering and gives you the chance to have your say on a whole range of issues, very often the ones which matter most to you.

The payment you receive will depend upon the complexity and length of the survey, but typical reimbursement levels are around two to four Canadian dollars per survey. However, some surveys can pay up to fifteen dollars for completion. Most sites will require you to reach a payment limit before you can claim your money. This is generally around the thirty dollar level.

IPSOS Canada

IPSOS Canada is one of the world's largest market research organizations and it carries out research for a number of different clients. To be able to access the surveys you need to register on their website which is a short and simple process.

Once you begin completing surveys you will be paid in points which can be converted into rewards or cash. Rewards available include iTunes credits, American Express gift cards and Air Miles. In addition to survey payments, IPSOS also offer loyalty bonuses and monthly sweepstakes for panel members.

My Survey Canada

My Survey Canada is Canada's oldest online survey company and is open to any Canadian citizen over the age of 16. Respondents are paid for online surveys in points and can earn between 10 and 500 points per survey. On average, registered members are invited to complete one survey a week.

Once you have earned 1,142 points, you can either exchange these for ten dollars paid by PayPal or for gift cards for Amazon, Aldo, Payless Shoes, Boston Pizza, Canadian Tire or The Olive Garden. Alternatively, if you are feeling generous, payments can be donated to charities such as the Canadian Red Cross or UNICEF.

Angus Reid Forum

The Angus Reid Forum has been operating since 2006 and is run by an American survey company. It pays between one and five dollars for each completed survey. The pay-out limit is comparatively high at 50 Canadian dollars, but once it is reached, members will be sent a check for the full amount. This company has embraced new technology, offering a Facebook app which allows members to complete their surveys via their Facebook account and the opportunity to complete cell phone surveys on those which offer mobile functionality. These do not require an app to be downloaded as they are designed to be used by most smartphones.

Survey Savvy

Survey Savvy is a worldwide organization with over four million members. Once you have completed the short registration form, you will need to regularly check your email for available surveys. Cash is paid for all completed paid online surveys and the minimum payment for completion is one dollar, with the average payment being three dollars. Payment is by check made out in American dollars. This site also offers an attractive referrals program where members can earn two dollars for any surveys their referrals complete.

What Next?

Fill out the form at the top of this page, select survey companies you would like to try to work with and finish the registration. Shortly you'll receive an e-mails from each survey company you've selected. Continue to registration and find out what surveys they are offering to take.