The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis (2013)

Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Analytical paper

This report describes some of the findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), a national survey of Aboriginal peoples aged six years and older in Canada. It focuses on those aged 18 to 44 and examines their education pathways, as well as factors that affect high school completion.

At the time of the 2012 APS, 72 percent of First Nations people living off reserve, 42 percent of Inuit, and 77 percent of Métis aged 18 to 44 had completed the requirements for a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Survey results suggest that the path to high school completion may not be straightforward for the three groups, with between nine and 15 percent of completers having left school at least once before obtaining their high school diploma. The majority reported they returned to school because they realized the value of an education and wanted a diploma.

A variety of personal, family and school-level characteristics were found to be associated with high school completion. Higher percentages of completers reported having many close friends with high education aspirations, and had a parent with at least a high school education. Leavers were more likely to have siblings who dropped out of school.

The analyses also look at postsecondary schooling, employment outcomes, and plans for further education or training of high school completers and leavers.

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2014-05-26
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Evelyne Bougie, Karen Kelly-Scott and Paula Arriagada. The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis 2013. Web. 29 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/stats/edu_employ_first_nations/edu_employ_first_nations.pdf>
Evelyne Bougie, Karen Kelly-Scott & Paula Arriagada (2013). The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis. Retrieved September 29, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/stats/edu_employ_first_nations/edu_employ_first_nations.pdf
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