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  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2024027
    Description: This infographic provides details about the number of graduates and median employment income two years after graduation for international postsecondary students, by educational qualification and field of study.
    Release date: 2024-06-20

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X20240824692
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2024-03-22

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202301200002
    Description: Investing in a postsecondary education is one of the most important decisions made by people over their lifetime. Understanding the potential outcomes associated with specific postsecondary academic programs may help inform young people, but most of the available information focuses on earnings. While important, earnings say little about what postsecondary graduates are likely to do in their career, which may factor heavily in their decision-making process. This article presents the most prevalent jobs held by graduates of Canadian bachelor’s degree programs aged 25 to 34 using the 2021 Census of Population.
    Release date: 2023-12-21

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202300900003
    Description: Recent years have witnessed a small decrease of domestic student enrolments and a growing number of international students in Canadian postsecondary programs. Using enrolment data from the Postsecondary Student Information System, this study examines the relationship of changes in domestic students’ postsecondary enrolments with the influx of international students during the 2010s by educational institution and field of study and provides one of the first empirical analyses of the relationship in the context of Canada.
    Release date: 2023-09-27

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202300400001
    Description: 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. This article estimates the earnings differences across various fields of study after adjusting for differences in high school academic performance (course marks), neighbourhood factors (income and educational attainment) and postsecondary institution effects.
    Release date: 2023-05-08

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202201200002
    Description: Most PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) graduates from Canadian universities work outside academia, but little is known about the nature of these jobs. This study examines the types of jobs held by doctoral graduates who worked outside academia. In addition to examining occupations, the study focuses on analyzing the task content of those jobs.
    Release date: 2022-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 36-28-0001202101100004
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    Despite women outnumbering men in postsecondary institutions, women are considerably less likely to select the higher paying STEM fields, which could be a factor in the gender wage gap. While many studies have examined the persistent underrepresentation of women in STEM programs among postsecondary graduates, the goal of this study is to advance the Canadian evidence in three ways. First, the study distinguishes between two types of gender differences in the probability of selecting STEM-related fields in a bachelor’s degree program: those that are conditional on enrolment in a bachelor’s degree program and those that are unconditional on doing so. Second, the study highlights gender differences in specific STEM programs. Third, the study addresses the substantial sample attrition affecting longitudinal household surveys that have been used to study the issue in several previous studies. To do so, the study uses an administrative dataset that provides detailed academic performance information on students from kindergarten to Grade 12 in Canada’s third-most populous province, British Columbia.

    Release date: 2021-11-24

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020083
    Description:

    Apprenticeship training programs are essential for developing the skills and knowledge of tradespeople and maintaining a skilled labour force in Canada. This Infographic paints a portrait of registered apprentices across Canada, as well as those who certified in a trade. In addition, there is a focus on women in the trades especially those entering male-dominated trades, and the preliminary results of the COVID-19 Shutdown and its impact on the apprenticeship system. These results are based on the Registered Apprenticeship Information System (RAIS) that compiles data on the number of registered apprentices, certifications and trade qualifiers in Canada on an annual basis.

    Release date: 2020-12-09

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2020084
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    This infographic uses data from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform from 2008 to 2016 to examine which factors affect the certification rates of registered apprentices in Canada.

    Release date: 2020-12-09

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2020016
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    In both Canada and the United States, immigrants constitute a disproportionately large share of the supply of university-educated labour trained in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This article examines the Canada–U.S. differences in the occupational skill utilization and earnings of STEM-educated immigrant workers. Using data from the 2016 Census for Canada and the combined 2015 to 2017 American Community Survey, this analysis focuses on immigrants with a university degree in a STEM field who were aged 25 to 64 and arrived as adults.

    Release date: 2020-09-28
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  • Classification: 12-590-X
    Description:

    The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is used for classifying instructional programs according to field of study. CIP was originally created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the United States. It is a hierarchical classification. The classification provides a detailed description of each instructional program class together with illustrative examples of the types of instructional programs found in that class. Illustrative examples are also provided of closely related programs that are classified elsewhere. In addition, the classification includes an introduction to CIP and an alternative structure for the aggregation of field of study data. CIP has a ten-year revision cycle.

    Release date: 2022-11-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 37-20-00012021004
    Description:

    This technical reference guide is intended for users of the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP). The data for the products associated with this issue are based on the longitudinal Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) administrative data files. Statistics Canada has derived a series of annual indicators of public postsecondary students including persistence rates, graduation rates, and average time to graduation by educational qualification, field of study, age group and gender for Canada, the provinces, and the three combined Territories.

    Release date: 2021-06-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 37-20-00012020003
    Description:

    This technical reference guide is intended for users of the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP). The data for the products associated with this issue are based on the longitudinal Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) administrative data files. Statistics Canada has derived a series of annual indicators of public postsecondary students including persistence rates, graduation rates, and average time to graduation by educational qualification, field of study, age group and gender for Canada, the provinces, and the three combined Territories.

    Release date: 2020-09-17

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 37-20-00012019001
    Description: This technical reference guide is intended for users of the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP). The data for the products associated with this issue are based on the longitudinal Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) administrative data files. Statistics Canada has derived a series of annual indicators of public postsecondary students including persistence rates, graduation rates, and average time to graduation by educational qualification, field of study, age group and gender for Canada, the provinces, and the three combined Territories.
    Release date: 2019-10-18

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-005-X
    Description:

    This register identifies the universe of all public and not-for-profit postsecondary and adult education institutions in Canada and their programs of study. All programs are classified to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).

    Release date: 2004-12-13

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 92-392-G
    Description:

    This guide presents the census concepts related to schooling and major field of study and describes the evolution of the different issues that concern these concepts. The guide also deals with the comparability of the 2001 Census data on schooling and major field of study with those of previous censuses.

    Release date: 2004-11-23

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 75F0002M1995002
    Description:

    This paper presents the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) coding structure for the major fields of study for postsecondary graduates. It uses data collected in the 1991 Census of Population.

    Release date: 1995-12-30
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