Canadian farm operators: An educational portrait

Release date: November 27, 2018
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Canadian farm operators: An educational portrait

Highest level of educational attainment for males and females, 2016
Highest level of educational attainment Female Male
No certificate, diploma or degree 11.2% 21.4%
Secondary school diploma 29.0% 28.6%
Apprenticeship or other trades certificate 7.4% 16.7%
College, CEGEP or other non-university 28.5% 17.9%
University certificate, diploma or degree 23.9% 15.5%
Major field of study for females, 2016
Major field of study Percentage
Health professions and related programs 23.6%
Business, management, marketing and related support services 22.0%
Education 12.3%
Agriculture, agriculture operations and related science 9.8%
Personal and culinary services 5.0%
Major field of study for males, 2016
Major field of study Percentage
Agriculture, agriculture operations and related science 28.3%
Mechanic and repair technologies 14.5%
Construction trades 9.0%
Business, management, marketing and related support services 8.2%
Precision production 6.8%
Highest level of educational attainment, 2016
Highest level of educational attainment Percentage
No certificate, diploma or degree 18.4%
Secondary school diploma or equivalency certificate 28.7%
Apprenticeship or other trades certificate 14.0%
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 21.0%
University certificate, diploma or degree 17.9%
Highest level of educational attainment by age group, 2016
Age No certification Secondary school diploma Apprenticeship or other trade College University
Under 35 years 11.1% 27.0% 15.6% 25.8% 20.5%
Between 35 and 54 12.0% 29.0% 14.7% 25.5% 18.7%
55 and older 24.0% 28.8% 13.3% 17.1% 16.9%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Agriculture and 2016 Census of Population.

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