Table D.1.4.2
College enrolment,Note 1 by sex, registration status and program type, Canada, provinces and territories, 2003/2004 and 2008/2009

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Table D.1.4.2
College enrolment,Note 1 by sex, registration status and program type, Canada, provinces and territories, 2003/2004 and 2008/2009
Table summary
This table displays the results of college enrolment, by sex, registration status and program type. This information is grouped by both sexes male, female, 2003/2004 and 2008/2009 (appearing as column headers), calculated using number as a unit of measure.
Both sexesNote 2 Male Female
2003/2004 2008/2009 2003/2004 2008/2009 2003/2004 2008/2009
number
Full-time  
Total full-time enrolment, all programsNote 3  
Canada 471,876 457,854 212,136 203,649 259,254 251,502
Newfoundland and Labrador 5,724 5,394 3,090 2,994 2,634 2,397
Prince Edward Island 1,581 2,259 861 1,230 594 762
Nova Scotia 6,132 7,692 3,318 3,906 2,793 3,780
New Brunswick 5,766 6,042 3,126 3,321 2,589 2,679
Quebec 169,194 183,939 71,874 76,824 97,317 107,115
Ontario 166,503 161,631 80,601 77,271 85,842 82,068
Manitoba 5,880 5,142 2,604 2,370 3,276 2,772
Saskatchewan 3,840 6,339 1,494 2,511 2,346 3,786
Alberta 39,468 43,890 16,713 18,189 22,581 25,671
British ColumbiaNote 4 66,930 34,953 28,215 14,883 38,661 20,046
Yukon 150 75 69 39 78 36
Northwest Territories 345 309 84 69 258 240
Nunavut 360 192 81 45 279 147
College certificate or diploma and other programs at the college levelNote 5  
Canada 447,117 430,263 202,611 192,069 244,062 235,869
Newfoundland and Labrador 5,229 5,067 2,937 2,727 2,292 2,334
Prince Edward Island 1,581 2,259 861 1,230 594 762
Nova Scotia 6,105 7,686 3,309 3,906 2,781 3,780
New Brunswick 4,995 5,127 2,742 2,763 2,220 2,337
Quebec 169,173 183,750 71,865 76,719 97,311 107,034
Ontario 160,347 150,759 77,964 72,351 82,326 76,476
Manitoba 5,880 5,085 2,604 2,355 3,273 2,730
Saskatchewan 3,840 5,322 1,494 2,085 2,346 3,198
Alberta 37,575 34,809 15,900 14,598 21,507 20,181
British ColumbiaNote 4 51,537 29,817 22,698 13,182 28,797 16,614
Yukon 150 75 69 39 78 36
Northwest Territories 345 309 84 69 258 240
Nunavut 360 192 81 45 279 147
UndergraduateNote 6  
Canada 16,557 19,311 5,889 7,506 10,653 11,646
Ontario 999 5,511 288 2,364 711 2,991
Manitoba 0 48 0 12 0 36
Alberta 1,896 9,081 813 3,591 1,077 5,490
British ColumbiaNote 4 13,665 4,671 4,791 1,539 8,868 3,129
GraduateNote 7  
British ColumbiaNote 4 237 21 138 3 99 18
Part-time  
Total part-time enrolment, all programsNote 3  
Canada 136,416 147,459 52,485 54,228 79,929 81,921
Newfoundland and Labrador 2,055 3,579 1,092 2,097 960 1,470
Prince Edward Island 213 249 72 102 144 138
Nova Scotia 1,530 1,728 627 531 849 1,167
New Brunswick 738 1,050 276 429 441 609
Quebec 21,618 18,357 9,036 7,770 12,579 10,587
Ontario 41,331 54,909 16,500 18,186 21,378 25,800
Manitoba 2,961 3,726 1,041 1,185 1,920 2,541
Saskatchewan 180 9,318 60 3,579 120 5,607
Alberta 14,778 18,174 5,226 6,270 9,516 11,901
British ColumbiaNote 4 50,451 36,045 18,402 13,989 31,611 21,873
Yukon 372 135 120 60 252 75
Northwest Territories 165 141 24 21 141 117
Nunavut 33 45 9 9 24 33
College certificate or diploma and other programs at the college levelNote 5  
Canada 81,618 75,855 32,790 29,892 48,645 45,717
Newfoundland and Labrador 375 465 138 231 237 231
Prince Edward Island 30 36 9 12 21 24
Nova Scotia 585 1,038 291 360 291 669
New Brunswick 306 279 105 90 198 186
Quebec 16,536 15,633 6,786 6,402 9,747 9,231
Ontario 13,044 14,184 6,657 6,912 6,384 7,080
Manitoba 2,961 2,967 1,041 984 1,920 1,983
Saskatchewan 180 435 60 117 120 315
Alberta 14,298 15,765 5,067 5,277 9,195 10,485
British ColumbiaNote 4 32,736 24,732 12,483 9,420 20,121 15,282
Yukon 372 135 120 60 252 75
Northwest Territories 165 141 24 21 141 117
Nunavut 33 45 9 9 24 33
UndergraduateNote 6  
Canada 3,801 4,497 1,272 1,920 2,520 2,505
Ontario 78 660 15 207 66 378
Manitoba 0 150 0 30 0 120
Alberta 480 2,412 159 993 321 1,416
British ColumbiaNote 4 3,243 1,275 1,098 690 2,133 585
GraduateNote 7  
British ColumbiaNote 4 45 30 21 15 21 15
0 true zero or a value rounded to zero
1. "College" refers to community colleges, CEGEPs (collège d'enseignement général et professionnel or college of general and vocational education in Quebec), technical institutes, hospital and regional schools of nursing, radiography, medical technology and health records as well as establishments providing technological training in specialized fields. The counts represent the number of students who were enrolled in an educational activity on October 31st and thus present a snapshot of enrolments on that day.
2. The figures for "Male" and "Female" may not add to the total for "Both sexes" because "Both sexes" includes enrolments for which sex was not reported.
3. Includes the category "Other program levels," which is not presented in this table. "Other program levels" includes "program levels not applicable" or "non-programs" (taking non-credit courses or taking courses without seeking a credential). The totals exclude students enrolled in programs related to pre-employment, apprenticeship, basic training or skills upgrading, second language training, job readiness or orientation programs.
4. The following institutions, previously colleges, were granted university status as of September 1, 2008, and are excluded from the 2008/2009 counts for British Columbia: Capilano College, Malaspina University College, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Kwantlen University College, University College of the Fraser Valley. The decrease in enrolment for British Columbia and for Canada in 2008/2009 was mainly due to the attribution of university status to these five colleges.
5. Includes college or CEGEP postsecondary programs; college post-diploma programs; collaborative degree programs; university transfer programs from a college or CEGEP (includes associate degrees); and college preliminary year courses.
6. Includes programs leading to a bachelor's degree, an applied degree, a university preliminary year or pre-bachelor, or to an undergraduate-level certificate or diploma.
7. Includes programs leading to a master's degree or other university-graduate level certificates or diplomas.
Notes: From year to year, more institutions are reporting data using the Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) format, replacing the previous Community College Student Information System (CCSIS) format. The institutions that report data using the PSIS format are asked to include students enrolled in non-programs, including non-credit activities, as well as undergraduate- and graduate-level enrolments. In general, this has resulted in institutions reporting a larger number of student enrolments. Starting in 2000/2001, enrolments from private non-subsidized institutions that were part of the PSIS survey were no longer included.
These figures on college enrolment should not be compared with those published before PSIS was introduced in 2000.
Enrolments from institutions that are not funded by provincial ministries of education are no longer included in the survey; this began in 2006/2007 for such institutions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and in 2008/2009 for those in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta.
Data for the following institutions are not included in the released data: for 2000/2001 to 2008/2009, Justice Institute of British Columbia (British Columbia); for 2001/2002, Ontario Schools of Radiation Therapy (Ontario).
The increase in enrolments for Saskatchewan mainly reflects a change in PSIS reporting between 2003/2004 and 2008/2009 that reflects the inclusion of regional colleges.
PSIS has revised enrolments for 1999/2000 to 2006/2007. All PSIS data are subject to revision.
To ensure the confidentiality of responses, all counts are randomly rounded to a multiple of 3. Since the total and subtotals are independently rounded, the total values may not match the sum of the individual values.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Source: Statistics Canada, Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS), CANSIM Table 477-0015, College enrolments, by registration status, program level, Classification of Instructional Programs, Primary Grouping (CIP_PG) and sex, annual (number), published March 10, 2011.
Updated December 14, 2011.
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