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Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2023
Selecting a field of study is an important decision made by thousands of incoming postsecondary students each year. Numerous studies have shown that graduates from engineering, business and mathematics programs earn considerably more than their counterparts from arts and humanities. These earnings disparities may reflect differences in skills that…
Descriptors: High School Students, Academic Achievement, Majors (Students), Postsecondary Education
Statistics Canada, 2023
Each year, Statistics Canada releases data on the labour market outcomes of college and university graduates using data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP). Statistics Canada has developed the ELMLP in collaboration with the provincial and territorial ministries of education, Employment and Social Development Canada…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship
Landry, Simon; Racine, Audrey; Kumar, Mohan B. – Statistics Canada, 2023
Using a longitudinal dataset created through the linkage of the 2006 Indigenous Peoples Survey (IPS; formerly called the Aboriginal Peoples Survey) and the 2016 long-form Census, this study examines childhood factors that are associated with the completion of a high school diploma or equivalency certificate or higher among off-reserve First…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Eskimos, Indigenous Populations, Canada Natives
Galarneau, Diane; Corak, Liliana; Brunet, Sylvie – Statistics Canada, 2023
Racialized individuals are generally more likely than their non-racialized and non-Indigenous counterparts to pursue a university-level education. Despite this, their labour market outcomes are often less favourable. Using data from the integrated file of the Postsecondary Student Information System, the 2016 Census and the T1 Family File, this…
Descriptors: Race, Minority Groups, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees
Van Bussel, Melissa; Marshall, George; Fecteau, Eric – Statistics Canada, 2023
In 2020, the federal government implemented the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) to provide financial support to employees, self-employed individuals and students directly affected by COVID-19. The CERB was available for individuals who stopped working or were working reduced hours because of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Financial Support, Emergency Programs
Wall, Katherine; Wood, Shane – Statistics Canada, 2023
This study uses the 2021 Census to describe the educational attainment and earnings of the Canadian-born Black population, focusing on three groups: (1) those with at least one African-born parent (African-origin); (2) those with at least one Caribbean-born parent (Caribbean-origin) and (3) those whose parents were both born in Canada…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Educational Attainment, Income
Van Bussel, Melissa; Fecteau, Eric – Statistics Canada, 2022
This fact sheet explores the association between parental income and the pathways of young adults in postsecondary education for students who began their studies in the 2012/2013 academic year. Students from low-income families have previously been shown to have lower rates of educational access and attainment. This fact sheet focuses on…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Educational Indicators, Graduation Rate, College Students
Uppal, Sharanjit; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2022
This study uses 2019 data from the University and College Academic Staff System to examine gender differences in tenure status among faculty in Canadian universities. It also uses the Survey of Postsecondary Faculty and Researchers to examine feelings of fairness in hiring and promotions. (1) In 2019, almost 6 in 10 full-time university faculty…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Tenure, College Faculty, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Layton, Jaclyn – Statistics Canada, 2022
The proportion of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET) is an indicator that is used worldwide to identify youth at risk of social disconnection and exclusion during their transition from education to employment. Over the course of the pandemic, measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 posed unprecedented disruptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Out of School Youth, Unemployment, COVID-19
Jin, Hyeongsuk; Su, Sophia; Castel, Sophie – Statistics Canada, 2022
Many factors impact one's ability to complete an apprenticeship program. According to the 2015 National Apprenticeship Survey, the most commonly stated reasons for not completing an apprenticeship program were job instability, receiving a better job offer and financial constraints. This survey also showed that apprentices who dropped out of their…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Dropouts, Stopouts, Withdrawal (Education)
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2022
Largely introduced in the early 2000s, college postgraduate credentials are a relatively new type of Canadian college credential, which typically require a postsecondary credential (e.g., a college diploma or bachelor's degree) as a prerequisite for entry. They are generally directed at providing career-specific skills, and frequently incorporate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Credentials, College Programs
Statistics Canada, 2022
This handbook updates the general descriptions for the indicators of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) as new sets of tables are released. It is a reference document that gives readers a broad understanding of each indicator, rather than the very specific methodological descriptions that would be necessary to reproduce the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Lemyre, Étienne – Statistics Canada, 2022
Postsecondary education in Canada is mostly provided in institutions that offer courses and programs in one of the two official languages, English or French. Is there a link between the language of instruction of the postsecondary institutions attended by students and the language choices they make in the workplace after their studies? Since the…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingualism, English, French
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2021
When the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada in March 2020, Canadian youth and young people experienced major disruptions in their typical routines. The halt of in-person learning, the disappearance of jobs particularly among youth, and the resulting social isolation took a toll on their mental health. Over 6 in 10 people aged 15 to 34…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, COVID-19, Pandemics
Bonikowska, Aneta; Frenette, Marc – Statistics Canada, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rapid and substantial increase in unemployment and to uncertainty about future job prospects. Despite this increased uncertainty, parents' expectations that their children will pursue postsecondary studies remained high during the lockdown--91.7% of children whose parents were surveyed in May or June 2020 were…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Postsecondary Education, Parent Attitudes
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