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Education Indicators in Canada: Handbook for the Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program
October 2015

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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
NHS – National Household 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
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
UCASS – University and College Academic Staff System
YITS – Youth in Transition Survey

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