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October 2007

Learning online: Factors associated with use of the Internet for education purposes

During 2005, an estimated 6.4 million adult Canadians used the Internet at home for education, training or school work. About two-thirds of those users were searching for information for school assignments. Another one in four went online for distance education, self-directed learning or correspondence courses, with take up of the Internet for these reasons being higher for residents of rural areas and small towns than for urban residents ... more.

From aspiring to graduating and working in a health occupation

Does Canada have enough interested individuals with the right skills who want to work in the health sector? Does it have the infrastructure and capacity to ensure an adequate supply of health workers to meet health care demands? This article begins to address these questions by examining the interest of youth in health occupations, the characteristics of students and faculty in university health programs, the labour market experiences of recent graduates from these programs, and the ongoing participation of health workers in formal and informal training ... more.


The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), used for classifying instructional programs according to field of study, is currently being revised. The revised CIP will be introduced for Census 2011. At this time, Statistics Canada is soliciting input from data producers and data users to ensure their needs continue to be met by the CIP. Proposals for changes to the CIP for 2011 should be submitted to

A CIP Revision Consultation Guide has been produced to help you provide input.

Quick fact...

Canadian full-time undergraduate students are paying an average of $4,524 in tuition fees for the 2007/2008 academic year, up from $4,400 the year before. In 1998/1999, they paid $3,064 on average, and in 1988/1989, they paid $1,185 ... more