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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
Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Dryburgh, Heather; Rodriguez, Carlos; Gibson, Laura; Wall, Katherine; Subedi, Rajendra – Statistics Canada, 2017
Are young postsecondary graduates finding employment related to their studies? Are there opportunities for them to use the skills they have acquired by obtaining bachelor's degrees? Do women and men fare similarly? Are there differences on these dimensions whether they are 'science, technology, engineering and mathematics' (STEM) graduates or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Bachelors Degrees, Employment
Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Dryburgh, Heather; Rodriguez, Carlos; Gibson, Laura – Statistics Canada, 2017
Canadians complete postsecondary education for many reasons, including the desire to improve their quality of life or to pursue their passion. For many, ensuring financial security after graduation is also an important motivation. This report looks at how postsecondary education credentials pay off in earnings for working-age men and women in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Attainment, Salary Wage Differentials
Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Dryburgh, Heather; Rodriguez, Carlos; Subedi, Rajendra – Statistics Canada, 2017
Young graduates from many different fields of study help ensure a prosperous future for Canada. They are those who will build and maintain a strong social infrastructure in areas such as education, communications, justice and health, alongside graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), who will advance the frontiers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines, Majors (Students), College Graduates
Rodriguez, Carlos; Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah Jane – Statistics Canada, 2016
This study analyses trends in co-operative education (co-op) participation for graduates with a college certificate or diploma or a university bachelor's degree from 1986 to 2010 in Canada, based on data from the National Graduates Survey (NGS). Changes in co-op participation rates over time are examined, along with differences by field of study.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Education, Graduate Surveys, Student Participation
Ferguson, Sarah Jane – Statistics Canada, 2016
Canada's knowledge-based economy--especially the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)--continues to grow. Related changes in the economy, including shifts to globalized markets and an emphasis on innovation and technology, all mean that education is more and more an integral component of economic and social well-being.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Womens Education, Educational Attainment, Qualifications
Hango, Darcy; Hamilton, Lynn; Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Zhao, John – Statistics Canada, 2015
This article examines the differences in the location of study of immigrant adults aged 25 to 64 with a university education (i.e., with at least a bachelor's degree). It provides results by period of immigration (pre-1990, the 1990s, and the 2000s) and provides a more in-depth analysis of factors that are linked to the location of study for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, College Graduates, School Location
Ferguson, Sarah Jane; Wang, Shunji – Statistics Canada, 2014
Knowledge and skills are increasingly important to innovation, productivity, economic growth and competitiveness. For Canada, a better educated population and a highly skilled workforce are vital to ensure successes in the face of growing global competition. Higher education can provide individuals with knowledge and skills needed to participate…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment, Debt (Financial), Cooperative Education