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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
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
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
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2021
Although completing a college certificate or diploma program after a bachelor's degree has long been a topic of interest for federal policy makers and academic organizations, its prevalence and nature have not been clearly characterized to this day. Many of the studies exploring this issue have been limited to a single institution or a single…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Foreign Countries, Educational Certificates, Academic Degrees
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2020
This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' financial situation was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Finance, Student Employment
Wall, Katherine – Statistics Canada, 2020
This paper provides insight on how postsecondary students' work placements were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Results are based on the recent Statistics Canada crowdsourcing data collection completed by over 100,000 postsecondary students between April 19 and May 1, 2020.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intellectual Disciplines, Experiential Learning
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
Wall, Katherine; Zhao, John; Ferguson, Sarah-Jane; Rodriguez, Carlos – Statistics Canada, 2018
More and more Canadians are pursuing graduate studies, often to increase their chances of getting a better-paying job. Using data from the 2016 Census, this study examines the extent to which median earnings of workers with a master's degree or doctorate differ from their counterparts with a bachelor's degree, focusing on differences across fields…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Census Figures, College Students, Majors (Students)
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