Table D.6.3
Educational attainment in the population aged 25 to 64, off-reserve Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal, and total population, Canada and jurisdictions, 2008 and 2009

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  Canada (provinces only)1 Newfound-land and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut2
2009 percent
Less than high school3
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 23 20E F 28 24E 31 20 25 26 24 21 41 51 60
Non-Aboriginal population 12 20 17 16 16 16 11 14 11 10 9 10 10E F
Total population 12 20 17 16 16 16 11 15 12 11 9 18 26 45
High school5
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 31 19 F 22E 35 20E 31 32 33 31 35 23 16 17
Non-Aboriginal population 26 22 26 24 28 22 26 31 32 28 31 19 20 19
Total population 26 22 26 24 28 22 26 31 32 28 31 19 19 18
Trades6
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 14 21 F 20 F 18 11 11 15 17 16 11 8E 10E
Non-Aboriginal population 12 21 10 15 10 16 7 11 19 16 12 17 13 7E
Total population 12 21 10 15 10 16 7 11 19 16 12 15 11 10
College7
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 21 26 F 22 19E 17 28 20 13 19 20 20 19 10
Non-Aboriginal population 24 21 28 24 27 23 27 22 17 21 20 26 20 31
Total population (2008) 24 21 28 23 27 23 27 22 17 21 20 25 20 16
University8
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 11 14E F 8E 15E 11E 9 11 13 10E 9 F 6E 3E
Non-Aboriginal population 26 16 19 22 19 22 29 23 20 25 28 28 36 38E
Total population 25 16 19 22 19 22 29 22 19 24 27 24 24 12
Total9
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Non-Aboriginal population 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Total population 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
2008
Less than high school3
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 26 27E 40E 21E 28E 32 23 30 30 27 24 41 46 57
Non-Aboriginal population 13 21 19 16 17 16 11 14 13 11 10 10 9E 4E
Total population 13 21 19 16 17 16 11 16 14 11 10 17 24 42
High school5
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 29 17 F 23 25 20E 30 29 29 31 35 23 17 16
Non-Aboriginal population 26 23 26 25 28 21 26 31 32 28 31 18 21 18E
Total population 26 23 26 25 27 21 26 31 32 29 31 20 19 17
Trades6
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 14 22 F F F 17 10 10 16 16 15 11 13E 10
Non-Aboriginal population 12 20 10 14 9 17 7 10 20 15 13 17 14 8
Total population 12 20 10 14 9 17 7 10 20 15 13 16 13 10
College7
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 21 25E F 29E ,r 21E 21 28 20 15 18 19 19 20 14r
Non-Aboriginal population 24 20 27r 23 28 23 27 22 16 21 20 25 24 28r
Total population 24 20 27 23 28 23 27 22 16 21 20 24r 22r 18
University8
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 9 9E F 11E 15E 11E 9 11 11 9 8E 7E,r 5E 3E,r
Non-Aboriginal population 26 16 18 21 18 22 29 23 20 25 27 28 33 41E,r
Total population 25 16 18 21 18 22 29 22 19 25 26 24r 22 14E
Total9
Off-reserve Aboriginal population4 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Non-Aboriginal population 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Total population 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
r revised
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using LFS results from the provinces; the territories are excluded.
2. Includes the 10 largest communities.
3. Includes individuals having no education or education below high school graduation.
4. Aboriginal population refers to those persons who reported identifying with at least one Aboriginal group, i.e., North American Indian, Métis or Inuit.
5. Includes high school graduation or some postsecondary education (not completed).
6. Includes trade certificate or diploma from a vocational school or apprenticeship training.
7. Includes non-university certificate or diploma from a community college, CEGEP, school of nursing and similar programs at this level; university certificate below bachelor's level.
8. Includes bachelor's degree; university degree or certificate above bachelor's degree.
9. Figures may not add up to totals because of rounding.
Notes:
The data are based on a 12-month average from January to December. While persons living on reserves and other Aboriginal settlements are not included in the sample for the provinces, the sample for the territories includes both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Caution should be exercised in interpreting the provincial ratios and differences in ratios between provinces and over time, as small estimates may present fairly high sampling variability. Estimates for small geographic areas, for small age groups or for cross-classified variables will be associated with larger variability. Data in this table are not directly comparable with census-based data for the Aboriginal population.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.
Updated June 15, 2010
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