Table D.7.1
Participation rate in formal job-related training for the adult work force,1 by sex, age group, educational attainment and province, Canada and provinces, 1997, 2002 and 2008

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  19972 20022 20083
percent
Canada 29 35 36
Sex
Men 27 32 34
Women 30 37 37
Age group
25 to 34 33 41 35
35 to 44 30 35 40
45 to 54 28 34 37
55 to 64 15 23 28
Educational attainment
High school or less 16 18 21
Some postsecondary 31 38 30
Completed postsecondary certificate or diploma 32 38 37
Completed university degree 43 52 49
Province
Newfoundland and Labrador 23 29 35
Prince Edward Island 23 31 41
Nova Scotia 35 38 40
New Brunswick 25 35 38
Quebec 20 32 27
Ontario 31 35 38
Manitoba 29 39 39
Saskatchewan 31 38 45
Alberta 32 35 41
British Columbia 32 39 35
1. The adult work force is the population aged 25 to 64 who were employed at some point during the reference year.
2. Based on data from the Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS).
3. Based on data from the Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS), which brings together three previous education surveys: the Survey of Approaches to Educational Planning (SAEP); the Post-Secondary Education Participation Survey (PEPS); and the Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS). More information on ASETS is available under "Surveys" on the Statistics Canada Web site at www.statcan.gc.ca, and in the recent research paper, Lifelong Learning Among Canadians Aged 18 to 64 Years: First Results from the 2008 Access and Support to Education and Training Survey, Catalogue no. 81-595-M-No. 079.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Adult Education and Training Survey (AETS) and Access and Support to Education and Training Survey (ASETS).
Updated June 15, 2010.
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