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Allison Leanage; Rubab Arim – Statistics Canada, 2024
Using British Columbia Ministry of Education administrative school data within the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform, this study compared the proportions of high school graduates among Grade 12 students with and without special needs across nine cohorts from 2010/2011 to 2018/2019 before and after controlling for several…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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
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)
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
Brunet, Sylvie – Statistics Canada, 2020
This fact sheet explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NEET (not in employment, education or training) indicator for young Canadians aged 15 to 29 during the first two months of the pandemic. Findings include the following: (1) in March and April 2020, NEET rates for young Canadians increased to unprecedented levels. These increases…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Unemployment, Employment Level
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)
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
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
Maheux, Hélène; Do, Deniz – Statistics Canada, 2019
The Black population has contributed to Canada's heritage since the early 1600s. Black people in Canada have diverse backgrounds and experiences -- while some can trace their roots in Canada for many generations, others have immigrated in recent decades. They have contributed in many ways to the growth, diversity and development of the country. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Ethnic Diversity, Immigrants
Brunet, Sylvie – Statistics Canada, 2018
Young people who are not studying, in training or working make up what is known as the 'NEET' group (not in education, employment or training). The NEET indicator has been regularly published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since the late 1990s, as NEET youth are considered to be "potentially at risk for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, Out of School Youth, Unemployment
LaRochelle-Côté, Sébastien; Hango, Darcy – Statistics Canada, 2016
Based on a self-reported measure of overqualification, this article examines the association between overqualification and skills among workers aged 25 to 64 with a university degree, using data from the 2012 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). This article also examines the extent to which overqualified…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Adults, Foreign Countries
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
Statistics Canada, 2015
The skills youth acquire at the end of their formal education are partly a reflection of the career plans and accompanying program choices they have made throughout their education. Whether these choices best meet Canadian labour market requirements has been the subject of considerable discussion and policy development over the past decade. The…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Career Planning
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