Education Indicators in Canada: Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
    April 2011

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    BSSTSD – Business Special Surveys and Technology Statistics Division (formerly SIEID - Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division)
    BTSD – basic training for skill development
    CANSIM – Canadian Socio-economic Information Management System
    CAUBO – Canadian Association of University Business Officers
    CCSIS – Community College Student Information System
    CEGEP – Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel
    CES – Centre for Education Statistics
    CESC – Canadian Education Statistics Council
    CFI – Canada Foundation for Innovation
    CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research
    CIP – Classification of Instructional Programs
    CMA – census metropolitan area
    CMEC – Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
    CPI – Consumer Price Index
    CV – coefficient of variation
    EAG – Education at a Glance
    ESES – Elementary-Secondary Education Survey (formerly ESESP - Elementary-Secondary Education Statistics Project)
    FINCOL – Financial Statistics of Community Colleges and Vocational Schools
    FIUC – Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey
    FOG – Follow-up Survey of Graduates
    FTE – full-time equivalent
    GERD – gross domestic expenditures on research and development
    GDP – gross domestic product
    GED – general education diploma
    HRSDC – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    IALSS – International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey
    ICT – information and communication technologies
    ILO – International Labour Organisation
    INES – Indicators of Educational Systems
    ISCED – International Standard Classification of Education
    JRT – job readiness training
    LFS – Labour Force Survey
    LICO – low-income cutoff
    NGS – National Graduates Survey
    NSERC – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    NLSCY – National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
    OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    OAC – Ontario Academic Credits
    PCAP – Pan-Canadian Assessment Program
    PCEIP – Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
    PIAAC – Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies
    PISA – Programme for International Student Assessment
    PPVT-R – Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised
    PSIS – Postsecondary Student Information System
    PSSD – Public Sector Statistics Division (formerly PID - Public Institutions Division)
    R&D – research and development
    RAIS – Registered Apprenticeship Information System
    SAIP – School Achievement Indicators Program
    SCF – Survey of Consumer Finances
    SCI – Survey of Colleges and Institutes
    SHS – Survey of Household Spending
    SLID – Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics
    SSGS – Secondary School Graduates Survey
    SSHRC – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
    TLAC – Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs for Full-time Students at Canadian Degree-granting Institutions
    TVOC – Trade/Vocational Enrolment Survey
    UCASS – University and College Academic Staff System
    USIS – University Student Information System
    YITS – Youth in Transition Survey

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