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ERIC Number: ED625077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Sep-12
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2291-0840
The Rising Popularity of College Postgraduate Credential Programs in Canada. Insights on Canadian Society. Catalogue No. 75-006-X
Wall, Katherine
Statistics Canada
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 work-integrated learning. While growing slowly at first, the programs gained popularity in the 2010s--both in terms of the number of offerings and the demand from interested students, particularly international students. This study uses the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) linked to the Longitudinal Immigration Database (IMDB) and income tax records to provide a profile of the number and characteristics of college postgraduate credential students in Canada, as well as their outcomes, including graduation rates, rates of transition to permanent residency (for international students), and earnings after graduation.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Statistics Canada
Identifiers - Location: Canada; India
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