Table D.7.3
Proportion of participants1 and non-participants reporting unmet job-related training needs or wants, by sex, age group and educational attainment, Canada, 2008

  Training participants Non-participants
Canada 31 27
Men 28 26
Women 34 29
Age group
25 to 34 30 36
35 to 44 37 32
45 to 54 29 25
55 to 64 25 14
Educational attainment
High school or less 24 22
Some postsecondary 33 32
Completed postsecondary certificate or diploma 31 30
Completed university degree 34 30
1. A participant is an employed adult 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.
Note: 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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