Table E.1.2.1
Participation rate in education among 15- to 29-year-olds, by age group and type of institution attended, Canada, provinces and territories1, 1995/1996, 2000/2001 and 2005/2006 to 2009/2010

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  Age group
15 to 19 20 to 24 25 to 29
Primary/
Secondary
College University Total Primary/
Secondary
College University Total Primary/
Secondary
College University Total
percent
Canada (provinces only)2
2009/2010 61 11 10 82 2 12 25 39 1 4 8 13
2008/2009 60 11 10 81 2 12 24 37 1 4 8 12
2007/2008 61 11 9 81 2 11 25 38 1 4 8 12
2006/2007 61 11 10 81 2 11 25 38 0s 4 8 12
2005/2006 61 11 9 81 2 11 25 38 0s 4 8 12
2000/2001 62 12 7 80 2 12 21 35 0s 4 6 10
1995/1996 61 12 8 81 2 12 20 34 1 4 5 10
Newfoundland and Labrador
2009/2010 58 8E 14 81 F 16 23 39 F 3E 8E 11
2008/2009 59 8 12 78 F 10 29 40 x 5E 8E 13
2007/2008 61 7 16 84 F 10 28 39 x 3E 8E 12
2006/2007 66 7 12 85 F 10 28 38 x 4E 9E 13
2005/2006 68 4E 13 85 F 11 26 37 x 2E 7E 9E
2000/2001 62 6 14 83 1E 14 23 37 .. 4E 6E 11
1995/1996 58 6 15 79 F 14 18 33 .. 4 4E 8
Prince Edward Island
2009/2010 65 6E 13 84 1E 7 26 35 .. 5E 8E 12
2008/2009 61 4E 15 79 F 8E 25E 34 x 4E 3E 8E
2007/2008 61 5E 14 81 F 9 27 36 x 6E 6E 12E
2006/2007 65 4E 14 83 F 9 24 33 x 3E 5E 8
2005/2006 64 4E 13 82 F 8E 25 33 x F 3E 6E
2000/2001 60 4E 14 79 x 11 20 32 x 4E 6E 11
1995/1996 60 3E 13 76 F 4E 17 22 x 3E 4E 7
Nova Scotia
2009/2010 66 5 12 83 1E 10 23 34 F 3E 8 11
2008/2009 65 5 12 83 1E 7 23 31 x 3E 6 9
2007/2008 65 5 11 81 F 9 26 35 F 3E 5 9
2006/2007 65 5 12 82 1E 8 27 36 F 3E 8 12
2005/2006 67 4 13 84 1E 5 29 35 F 3 8 11
2000/2001 65 6 13 84 1E 7 25 34 x 3E 4 7
1995/1996 68 4 13 85 2E 6 20 28 F 2E 5E 7
New Brunswick
2009/2010 63 7 13 83 1E 8E 22 30 F 2E 7 9
2008/2009 64 4 13 81 1E 9 20 30 F 2E 6 8
2007/2008 66 5 14 84 1E 8 23 32 F 3E 5 8
2006/2007 65 6 11 82 F 7 27 35 .. 2E 7 9
2005/2006 65 5E 11 82 1E 6 25 32 x 3E 5E 8
2000/2001 60 6 12 78 1E 8 19 27 x 2E 3 5
1995/1996 59 5 13 77 0s,E 7 16 24 x 3 4E 7
Quebec
2009/2010 49 27 3 79 4 12 26 42 1 3 11 15
2008/2009 50 25 3 78 4 12 27 43 1 2 10 14
2007/2008 51 26 3 80 4 11 26 40 1E 3 10 14
2006/2007 53 23 4 80 3 11 25 39 1 3 11 15
2005/2006 52 24 3 80 4 9 26 39 1 3 10 14
2000/2001 48 26 4 78 3 11 21 35 1E 3 8 12
1995/1996 47 30 3 80 2 11 23 36 1E 3 7 10
Ontario
2009/2010 66 8 13 86 2 13 29 43 0S,E 5 8 13
2008/2009 65 7 13 85 2 13 25 40 0s,E 4 8 12
2007/2008 66 7 13 85 2 13 28 43 1E 4 7 12
2006/2007 64 7 13 84 2 13 28 42 0s,E 4 7 12
2005/2006 66 7 12 85 1 13 28 42 0s,E 4 7 11
2000/2001 71 7 6 85 1 14 24 38 0s,E 5 5 10
1995/1996 71 7 8 87 3 14 23 40 1E 5 5 10
Manitoba
2009/2010 62 3 13 78 2E 7 22 31 1E 4 8 13
2008/2009 61 3 13 77 2E 6 25 33 1E 4 8 13
2007/2008 62 3 12 76 1E 7 24 32 F 3 8 12
2006/2007 63 3 10 77 1E 7 24 33 1E 3 5 10
2005/2006 63 4 12 80 2E 8 26 36 1E 3 9 12
2000/2001 61 3 12 76 1E 8 20 29 0s,E 4 5 10
1995/1996 58 3E 14 74 2E 4 17 23 1E 3E 7 10
Saskatchewan
2009/2010 64 3 9 77 1E 7 21 29 F 3 7 10
2008/2009 62 3 9 74 2E 6 20 28 F 3 6 9
2007/2008 63 4 9 77 1E 6 21 28 F 3E 7 10
2006/2007 64 3 10 77 1E 5 22 28 .. 2E 7 9
2005/2006 65 3 10 78 1E 5 26 32 F 3 8 11
2000/2001 62 4 12 78 1E 6 20 27 0s,E 2 7 9
1995/1996 60 3 12 75 1E 4 22 27 .. 3E 5 9
Alberta
2009/2010 64 5 9 78 1E 10 19 30 F 3 5 9
2008/2009 59 8 6 73 1E 12 14 27 F 4 5 9
2007/2008 61 6 7 75 1E 10 16 27 F 5 5 10
2006/2007 59 7 7 74 1E 11 17 28 F 3 5 9
2005/2006 60 8 8 75 1E 12 17 29 F 4 5 10
2000/2001 59 8 6 73 1E 11 15 27 F 5 5 10
1995/1996 61 6 7 74 2E 9 15 26 F 4 5 9
British Columbia
2009/2010 60 8 12 80 1E 12 25 38 0s,E 4 8 13
2008/2009 61 7 12 80 1E 12 23 36 F 4 8 12
2007/2008 60 8 8 77 1E 14 23 38 0s,E 5 7 12
2006/2007 61 8 9 78 1E 12 21 34 F 6 8 14
2005/2006 60 9 9 78 1 16 21 38 0s,E 6 8 15
2000/2001 60 10 8 78 1E 16 17 34 F 7 5 12
1995/1996 59 9 8 76 1E 13 15 29 F 5 3 8
Yukon
2009/2010 62 F F 69 F F F 16E .. F F x
2008/2009 57 x x 67 x x x 15E x x x x
2007/2008 64 x x 69 x x x 23E .. x x x
2006/2007 60 x x 72 x F F 26E .. x x x
2005/2006 57 x 8E 73 x x x 21E x x x x
2000/2001 64 9E x 79 x 18E x 26E .. x x x
1995/1996 56 13E x 76 x 13E 13E 27E .. x x x
Northwest Territories3
2009/2010 70 x F 77 11E 10E F 24 F x F 8E
2008/2009 65 x x 74 x 10E x 20 x x x x
2007/2008 66 x x 75 x 9E 6E 18E .. x x x
2006/2007 69 x 6E 78 x 10E 8E 19E x x x x
2005/2006 69 x x 76 x xE 8E 16 x x x 8E
2000/2001 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1995/1996 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Nunavut3
2009/2010 64 x F 66 x x x 18 x x F x
2008/2009 63 x x 65 x x x 13E x x x x
2007/2008 63 x x 66 x x x 12 x x x x
2006/2007 68 x x 69 x x .. 14 x x x x
2005/2006 64 x x 69 x x x 15 x x x x
2000/2001 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
1995/1996 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
0s value rounded to 0 (zero) where there is a meaningful distinction between true zero and the value that was rounded
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
.. not available for a specific reference period
... not applicable
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
1. Province or territory of usual residence.
2. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using results from the provinces; the territories are excluded.
3. LFS data are only available from 2001 for the Northwest Territories, and from 2004 for Nunavut (10 largest communities).
Notes: The participation rate is based on a monthly average from September to April and includes full-time and part-time attendance. 'Other' types of education from the LFS are not included in the three types of schools: primary or secondary school; community college, junior college or CEGEP; and university, and are excluded from the numerators for the totals.
The elimination of Grade 13 (Ontario Academic Credits (OAC)) in Ontario after 2002/2003 may have affected participation rates at certain ages.
Figures may not add up to totals because of rounding. Some cells may show small revisions compared with past PCEIP tables due to minor differences in table production.
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.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, data published June 2010.
Updated December 13, 2010.