Table D.7.2
Mean annual number of hours of formal job-related training per participant,1 by sex, age group, educational attainment and province, Canada and provinces, 2008

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Canada 49
Men 54
Women 43
Age group
25 to 34 55
35 to 44 54
45 to 54 45
55 to 64 33
Educational attainment
High school or less 49
Some postsecondary 43
Completed postsecondary certificate or diploma 51
Completed university degree 47
Newfoundland and Labrador 59
Prince Edward Island 41
Nova Scotia 36
New Brunswick 51
Quebec 48
Ontario 51
Manitoba 50
Saskatchewan 45
Alberta 37
British Columbia 56
1. A participant is an employed adult aged 25 to 64 who received formal, job-related training during the reference year. Training encompasses structured learning activities and includes courses, workshops, private lessons and guided on-the job training that do not lead to a formal education credential. Participation in educational programs is also included.
More information on ASETS is available under "Surveys" on the Statistics Canada Web site at, 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.
Source: Statistics Canada, Access and Support to Education and Training Survey.
Updated June 15, 2010.
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