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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
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
Ntwari, Aimé; Fecteau, Eric – Statistics Canada, 2020
This study uses longitudinal data combining information from the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) with data from personal income tax (T1 Family File) to analyze the impact of short-duration credentials (certificates and diplomas from colleges and universities), completed after an undergraduate degree, on the outcomes on the labour…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Credentials, Academic Degrees
Reid, Alana; Chen, Hui; Guertin, Rebecca – Statistics Canada, 2020
This article looks at the labour market outcomes of 2015 postsecondary graduates three years after graduation. Specifically, it examines their employment status, job permanency, relatedness of their job or business to their 2015 educational program, the degree to which graduates feel qualified for their job, their employment income and their job…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Labor Market, Employment Patterns
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
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
Picot, Garnett; Hou, Feng – Statistics Canada, 2019
In Canada, immigrants represented more than half of the population in the prime working ages with at least a bachelor's degree in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of study in 2016. They accounted for three-quarters of engineering and computer science graduates with a master's or doctorate degree. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, STEM Education, Job Skills
Frank, Kristyn; Jovic, Emily – Statistics Canada, 2017
Strong economic growth through much of the period since 2000 and demographic pressures such as workforce aging, have contributed to a robust demand for skilled tradespeople. Despite a decline following the economic recession in 2008 and 2009, new registrations in apprenticeship programs have increased nearly 200% since the 1990s. Apprenticeship…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Apprenticeships, Job Training
Frank, Kristyn; Frenette, Marc; Morissette, René – Statistics Canada, 2015
This "Economic Insights" article documents the evolution of real annual wages and salaries and employment patterns of young postsecondary graduates by field of study from 2005 to 2012. Results are shown for Canadian-born individuals aged 25 to 34 who are college graduates or hold a bachelor's degree. The data are drawn from the linked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Patterns, Young Adults