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Arim, Rubab; Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
The Canadian literature on postsecondary access has identified many of its key determinants including parental education and income, academic performance, and sex. However, relatively little work has investigated the independent role of disability in postsecondary enrollment. This study fills that gap by estimating the relationship between mental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers, Postsecondary Education
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2019
The underrepresentation of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and computer science) has attracted considerable attention, and many have wondered whether women are more likely than men to quit STEM programs at university. Using data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP), this study follows…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Womens Education, Gender Bias
Tran, Kevin; Shumsky, Matt – Statistics Canada, 2019
As the modern farm becomes increasingly automated and technologically driven, results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture along with data from the 2016 Census of Population show that farm operators are placing a greater emphasis on educational attainment, specifically at the trades and college level. This emphasis on formal education is equipping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Educational Attainment
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
Given the time and money invested in higher education by students, parents and governments, there is considerable interest in the economic outcomes of postsecondary graduates. Most assessments of recent graduates have focused on their short-term, early labour market results. As new entrants to the labour force, recent postsecondary graduates may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Income
Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2019
It has been well-documented that postsecondary graduates, on average, earn considerably more than others. Consequently, increasing postsecondary enrollment among youth from lower-income families--through targeted student aid or community outreach programs--may constitute an effective mechanism for promoting upward income mobility. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational Benefits, Education Work Relationship
Chen, Wen-Hao; Hou, Feng – Statistics Canada, 2019
Using 2016 Canadian Census data, this article examines the socioeconomic status of the second generation of immigrants, whose population has become increasingly diverse. The analysis focuses on group differences by visible minority status in two aspects relating to socioeconomic mobility: (1) intergenerational progress in educational attainment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Mobility, Immigrants, Socioeconomic Status
Bourbeau, Emmanuelle; Pelletier, Rachelle – Statistics Canada, 2019
Young people (aged 15 to 29) who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) are often considered to be more vulnerable than their peers, as they may face a risk of becoming disengaged or socially excluded, and could miss out on gaining skills or experience in the labour market. While Statistics Canada has previously examined the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Out of School Youth, Unemployment
Frank, Kristyn – Statistics Canada, 2019
Occupations related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are generally associated with high pay and contribute to the development of new technology. Continued growth is expected for STEM occupations, which would provide STEM-educated workers with additional labour market opportunities. However, less is known about the extent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Gender Differences, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Turcotte, Martin – Statistics Canada, 2019
In Canada, one of the objectives of immigration policies is to promote Canada's economic growth and prosperity. In light of this objective, education plays an important role in the selection process for prospective immigrants, meaning that many immigrants have postsecondary qualifications. This summary highlights results from a larger report that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Immigrants, Economic Development
Turcotte, Martin – Statistics Canada, 2019
Using integrated data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses, this study examines the educational and labour market outcomes of a cohort of immigrant children aged 9 to 17 years in 2006. In this study, the results of the children of immigrants from various regions of origin are compared with those of children of Canadian-born parents. [For the summary…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Adolescents, Educational Attainment
Davidson, Jordan; Arim, Rubab – Statistics Canada, 2019
Reducing the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) is one of the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8. This has become an important indicator that is monitored by many countries and international organizations since youth NEET are prone to long-term economic and social difficulties. Although…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Foreign Countries, Unemployment, At Risk Persons
Brunet, Sylvie – Statistics Canada, 2019
Young people who are not in education, employment or training make up what is known as the NEET population. The NEET indicator has been regularly published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since the late 1990s, as NEET youth may be at risk of low-income or social exclusion. This fact sheet focuses on young NEETs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Individual Characteristics, Labor Market
Frenette, Marc; Lu, Yuqian; Chan, Winnie – Statistics Canada, 2019
The number of temporary residents that hold a postsecondary study permit in Canada has increased rapidly in recent years, going from 201,186 in 2009 to 294,020 in 2015--a 46.1% increase. The purpose of this study is to describe the postsecondary experience and early labour market outcomes of study permit holders (international students). The study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Student Experience, Foreign Students
Gibson, Laura; Rodriguez, Carlos; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Zhao, John; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2019
Previous research has suggested that skills acquired at a young age, such as reading or math skills, may have an impact on the early labour market outcomes of individuals. In this study, tax data linked to the Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) are used to examine the association between…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Adolescents, Wages, Young Adults
O'Donnell, Vivian; Arriagada, Paula – Statistics Canada, 2019
Among people who leave high school prior to completion, many return to schooling as adults. High school equivalency programs (such as a General Educational Development or Adult Basic Education program) gives them the opportunity to go back and complete high school requirements. Using data from the 2017 Aboriginal Peoples Survey--a national survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Nonreservation American Indians, High School Equivalency Programs
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