Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: University Attainment (2010)

According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of working-age Canadians with a university education increased steadily between 1993 and 2009. In 1993, 18 per cent of Canadians aged 25 to 64 had received a university certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree or graduate degree; by 2009, that proportion had jumped to 28 per cent.

The authors of this document point out that during the same time period, university attainment rates for women rose more than the rate for men. In 1993, only 16 per cent of women in Canada had completed a university education, compared with 20 per cent of men. By 2009, Canadian women had passed men in this regard, with 29 per cent having attained some form of university education, compared to 27 per cent of men.

According to a 2008 study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Canada placed second on an international list of countries comparing overall post-secondary attainment.

The authors note that research clearly shows the social and economic benefits of higher educational attainment for individual Canadians, the communities they live in, and the country as a whole.

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2011-12-02
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Canadian Council on Learning (CCL). Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: University Attainment 2010. Web. 23 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/university_attainment/university_attainment.pdf>
Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) (2010). Fact Sheet - Learning to Know: University Attainment. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/ccl/university_attainment/university_attainment.pdf
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