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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201929120523
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-10-18

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2019003
    Description:

    Given the time and money invested in higher education by students, parents and governments, there is considerable interest in the economic outcomes of postsecondary graduates. Most assessments of recent graduates have focused on their short-term, early labour market results. As new entrants to the labour force, recent postsecondary graduates may be particularly vulnerable to the economic cycle. Consequently, comparisons of short-term outcomes across graduating cohorts may be highly dependent on prevailing economic conditions and may not reflect the longer-term returns on investments. This is the first study to compare the long-term labour market outcomes of two cohorts of young postsecondary graduates using linked census and tax data. Specifically, graduates who were 26 to 35 years old in 1991 were followed from 1991 to 2005 (when they were 40 to 49 years old) and compared with a similarly aged 2001 cohort, which was followed from 2001 to 2015.

    Release date: 2019-01-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114692
    Description:

    This study analyses trends in co-operative education (co-op) participation for graduates with a college certificate or diploma or a university bachelor’s degree from 1986 to 2010 in Canada, based on data from the National Graduates Survey (NGS). Changes in co-op participation rates over time are examined, along with differences by field of study. The reasons behind the increase in co-op participation rates of women are also explored.

    Release date: 2016-12-07

  • Table: 37-10-0044-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 477-0076)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Statistics of children whose parents hope that they will pursue postsecondary education, are presented by various child characteristics.

    Release date: 2014-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X201000511386
    Description:

    This article examines changes in the age composition of college and university students over time. It also examines these changes by other student characteristics, including sex, status as an international student, and program level. Finally, it relates changes in the composition of postsecondary students to changing patterns of participation in college and university in Canada.

    The data for this analysis are provided by the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS). Data on age are currently available for the 1992 to 2007 period for university students and for the 2000 to 2006 period for college students.

    Release date: 2010-12-13

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X201000111152
    Description:

    Recently, a group of researchers combined their efforts to provide new insights not only into issues pertaining to access to postsecondary education, but also persistence through to completion and other related issues, using data from the Youth in Transition Survey. This article summarizes their findings. Their research points to the need to take a broader perspective on the gaps that are observed, taking account of the roles of factors such as aspirations, motivations, engagement with school, study habits, and high school outcomes and related measured abilities. These latter factors, in fact, play key roles. Furthermore, the research finds that the development of such characteristics in young people is more closely related to parental education than to parental income and takes place over a period of many years.

    Release date: 2010-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X200900411017
    Description:

    The article presents data based on the 2001 and 2006 censuses regarding the postsecondary educational attainment of First Nations women aged 25 to 64, including comparisons between First Nations women and men, as well as between First Nations women and women in the total Canadian population. Variations in First Nations women's postsecondary educational attainment are explored across a number of socio-demographic characteristics such as age, geography, and area of residence (on- versus off-reserve; urban versus rural areas). Also examined are the fields of study most common for First Nations women, and the relationship between postsecondary education and employment.

    Release date: 2009-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X200900411018
    Description:

    This article uses data from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) to examine some of the characteristics of off-reserve First Nations women aged 25 to 64 who had studied towards a postsecondary credential. Specifically, this article examines the proportion of First Nations women who received financial assistance for their postsecondary studies, as well as the type of assistance received. In addition, some of the reasons for not finishing postsecondary education among First Nations women are investigated. Finally, information on the proportion of First Nations women who took some form of correspondence or distance education to pursue their postsecondary courses is presented.

    Release date: 2009-10-28

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2009071
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This document outlines the definitions and the typology now used by Statistics Canada's Centre for Education Statistics to identify, classify and delineate the universities, colleges and other providers of postsecondary and adult education in Canada for which basic enrolments, graduates, professors and finance statistics are produced.

    These new rigorous definitions were needed to capture the growing complexity of postsecondary education in Canada. They differentiate the various types of postsecondary institutions, address the blurring distinction between colleges and universities and handle the various forms of possible relationships between institutions.

    The document brings closure to the extensive consultation that took place between January 2003 and the spring of 2007 as it summarizes the changes made following the 2004 paper entitled "A New Understanding of Post-secondary Education in Canada: A Discussion Paper".

    Such an extensive consultation was deemed necessary to ensure that the typology is useful to the whole sector and that it allows comparisons between provinces and territories despite the significant differences of their respective postsecondary education systems.

    Release date: 2009-01-16

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20050038765
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The international mobility of highly-qualified workers has never been higher and shows no signs of slowing. In fact, although the mix of graduates appears to be different, the US and Canada are losing similar proportions of their doctoral graduates. The analysis focuses on the demographic and educational characteristics of doctoral graduates, how they financed their education, as well as their plans for further study, employment and where they intend to live in the period immediately following graduation.

    Release date: 2005-10-26
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  • Table: 37-10-0044-01
    (formerly: CANSIM 477-0076)
    Geography: Canada
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description:

    Statistics of children whose parents hope that they will pursue postsecondary education, are presented by various child characteristics.

    Release date: 2014-10-29

  • Table: 94F0009X1996062
    Description:

    Series Description - The Dimensions Series (1996 Census of Population) provides an in-depth analysis of census data. More than 150 tables represent a variety of special interest subjects linking a number of Census variables. Statistical information is presented on themes of considerable public interest with some tables examining historical trends and other tables detailing significant sub-populations. Data for geographical levels of Canada, Provinces and Territories are most widely represented with some data tables produced at the Census Metropolitan Area level. The Portrait of Official Language Communities in Canada and the Portrait of Aboriginal Population of Canada contain some information at the community level.

    The data tables are grouped by common theme and are available on 7 different CD-ROMs:

    94F0004XCB96000 - Ethnocultural and Social Characteristics of the Canadian Population94F0005XCB96000 - Canadian Income and Earnings for 1990 and 199594F0006XCB96000 - Labour Force and Unpaid Work of Canadians94F0007XCB96000 - Place of Work of the Canadian Population94F0008XCB96000 - Canadian Demographic Characteristics (including language and mobility)94F0010XCB96000 - Portrait of Official Language Communities in Canada94F0011XCB96000 - Portrait of Aboriginal Population in Canada

    A detailed list of tables is included on each CD-ROM. Some tables show comparisons with data from earlier censuses to provide an historical perspective. It should be noted that the Dimension Series was not produced for the 1991 Census.

    Release date: 1999-02-08

  • Table: 93F0028X1996009
    Description:

    Series Description - The Nation Series (1996 Census of Population) is the first released series where basic data at a high level of geography are presented on variables collected by the 1996 Census.There are a total of 143 tables in the Nation Series which cover all census variables.The Complete Edition CDROM, Catalogue number 93F0020XCB96004 contains the cumulative set of all data tables from all Nation Series CDROMs.This comprehensive CDROM provides a full range of statistics on characteristics of the population which includes:Demographic information (100% data only for Age and Sex, Marital Status and Common-law Unions); Families (Number, Type and Structure); Structural Type of Dwelling and Household Size; Immigration and Citizenship; Languages; Aboriginal Origin, Ethnic Origin and Visible Minorities (Population Groups); Labour Market Activities and Household Activities (unpaid work); Place of Work and Mode of Transportation; Education; Mobility and Migration; Family, Dwellings and Household Information; as well as Individual and Family Income. Selected variables, such as occupation, are available to illustrate the analytical potential of the data based on cross-tabulations (i.e. sex by age and occupation).These data are national in coverage and provide information for Canada, provinces and territories and, in some tabulations, census metropolitan area levels. Some tables include comparisons with data from earlier censuses to provide an historical perspective.A variety of Nation Series data table extracts presenting social and economic characteristics of the Canadian population are available at the Statistics Canada Census Web site (www.statcan.gc.ca).

    Release date: 1998-04-14
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201929120523
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2019-10-18

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2019003
    Description:

    Given the time and money invested in higher education by students, parents and governments, there is considerable interest in the economic outcomes of postsecondary graduates. Most assessments of recent graduates have focused on their short-term, early labour market results. As new entrants to the labour force, recent postsecondary graduates may be particularly vulnerable to the economic cycle. Consequently, comparisons of short-term outcomes across graduating cohorts may be highly dependent on prevailing economic conditions and may not reflect the longer-term returns on investments. This is the first study to compare the long-term labour market outcomes of two cohorts of young postsecondary graduates using linked census and tax data. Specifically, graduates who were 26 to 35 years old in 1991 were followed from 1991 to 2005 (when they were 40 to 49 years old) and compared with a similarly aged 2001 cohort, which was followed from 2001 to 2015.

    Release date: 2019-01-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114692
    Description:

    This study analyses trends in co-operative education (co-op) participation for graduates with a college certificate or diploma or a university bachelor’s degree from 1986 to 2010 in Canada, based on data from the National Graduates Survey (NGS). Changes in co-op participation rates over time are examined, along with differences by field of study. The reasons behind the increase in co-op participation rates of women are also explored.

    Release date: 2016-12-07

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X201000511386
    Description:

    This article examines changes in the age composition of college and university students over time. It also examines these changes by other student characteristics, including sex, status as an international student, and program level. Finally, it relates changes in the composition of postsecondary students to changing patterns of participation in college and university in Canada.

    The data for this analysis are provided by the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS). Data on age are currently available for the 1992 to 2007 period for university students and for the 2000 to 2006 period for college students.

    Release date: 2010-12-13

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X201000111152
    Description:

    Recently, a group of researchers combined their efforts to provide new insights not only into issues pertaining to access to postsecondary education, but also persistence through to completion and other related issues, using data from the Youth in Transition Survey. This article summarizes their findings. Their research points to the need to take a broader perspective on the gaps that are observed, taking account of the roles of factors such as aspirations, motivations, engagement with school, study habits, and high school outcomes and related measured abilities. These latter factors, in fact, play key roles. Furthermore, the research finds that the development of such characteristics in young people is more closely related to parental education than to parental income and takes place over a period of many years.

    Release date: 2010-04-29

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X200900411017
    Description:

    The article presents data based on the 2001 and 2006 censuses regarding the postsecondary educational attainment of First Nations women aged 25 to 64, including comparisons between First Nations women and men, as well as between First Nations women and women in the total Canadian population. Variations in First Nations women's postsecondary educational attainment are explored across a number of socio-demographic characteristics such as age, geography, and area of residence (on- versus off-reserve; urban versus rural areas). Also examined are the fields of study most common for First Nations women, and the relationship between postsecondary education and employment.

    Release date: 2009-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 81-004-X200900411018
    Description:

    This article uses data from the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS) to examine some of the characteristics of off-reserve First Nations women aged 25 to 64 who had studied towards a postsecondary credential. Specifically, this article examines the proportion of First Nations women who received financial assistance for their postsecondary studies, as well as the type of assistance received. In addition, some of the reasons for not finishing postsecondary education among First Nations women are investigated. Finally, information on the proportion of First Nations women who took some form of correspondence or distance education to pursue their postsecondary courses is presented.

    Release date: 2009-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20050038765
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The international mobility of highly-qualified workers has never been higher and shows no signs of slowing. In fact, although the mix of graduates appears to be different, the US and Canada are losing similar proportions of their doctoral graduates. The analysis focuses on the demographic and educational characteristics of doctoral graduates, how they financed their education, as well as their plans for further study, employment and where they intend to live in the period immediately following graduation.

    Release date: 2005-10-26

  • Articles and reports: 81-595-M2003011
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report presents a rethinking of the fundamental concepts used to guide statistical work on postsecondary education.

    Release date: 2003-12-23

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X19990014627
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Twenty years ago, it was rare for a university to patent an invention, create a spin-off company or license a technology - the priority was to "publish or perish." But according to the results of a new pilot survey, the catch phrase might well become "patent or publish". In 1997-98, Canada's universities registered 143 new patents and licensed 243 technologies, bringing in almost $16 million in royalties.

    Release date: 1999-07-23
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 81-595-M2009071
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This document outlines the definitions and the typology now used by Statistics Canada's Centre for Education Statistics to identify, classify and delineate the universities, colleges and other providers of postsecondary and adult education in Canada for which basic enrolments, graduates, professors and finance statistics are produced.

    These new rigorous definitions were needed to capture the growing complexity of postsecondary education in Canada. They differentiate the various types of postsecondary institutions, address the blurring distinction between colleges and universities and handle the various forms of possible relationships between institutions.

    The document brings closure to the extensive consultation that took place between January 2003 and the spring of 2007 as it summarizes the changes made following the 2004 paper entitled "A New Understanding of Post-secondary Education in Canada: A Discussion Paper".

    Such an extensive consultation was deemed necessary to ensure that the typology is useful to the whole sector and that it allows comparisons between provinces and territories despite the significant differences of their respective postsecondary education systems.

    Release date: 2009-01-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3124
    Description: This survey collected annual information from degree-granting universities and colleges in Canada on individual student characteristics and their study programs including gender, age, citizenship, geographic source of student, field of study, level, type of attendance (full-time/part-time and year of graduation).

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3131
    Description: The survey covers all degree-granting institutions. Convocation files are used by each institution to provide an annual report on graduations. The institution has the option of submitting aggregated data either on forms or on computer tapes or code sheets.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3166
    Description: The data will be used to calculate contributions to the provinces for enrolments in minority-language programs at the postsecondary level.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3823
    Description: The Postsecondary Student Survey was designed to address such things as: 1) access to postsecondary education; 2) part-time and full-time study and employment; 3) students' income and expenditures; and 4) issues such as mobility, language and Canadian Studies.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3862
    Description: The general aim of this survey is to obtain information related to the objectives of federal government programs which support post-secondary education. These data will be used to identify the extent to which residents of Canada have participated in post-secondary education, as well as describing the reasons for non-participation.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 4222
    Description: The objective of the survey is to assure the availability of pertinent information to monitor science and technology related activities and to support the development of science and technology policy.

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5075
    Description: This tool is designed to identify the universe of public and not-for-profit postsecondary and adult education institutions in Canada and their programs of study.
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