Table D.1.7.2
PercentageNote 1 of females relative to total full-time college enrolment, by program type, Canada, provinces and territories 2003/2004 and 2008/2009

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Table D.1.7.2
PercentageNote 1 of females relative to total full-time college enrolment, by program type, Canada, provinces and territories 2003/2004 and 2008/2009
  College certificate or diploma and other program at the college levelNote 2 Undergraduate and graduateNote 3
2003/2004 2008/2009 2003/2004 2008/2009
percent female
Canada 55 55 64 60
Newfoundland and Labrador 44 46 .. ..
Prince Edward Island 38 34 .. ..
Nova Scotia 46 49 .. ..
New Brunswick 44 46 .. ..
Quebec 58 58 .. ..
Ontario 51 51 71 54
Manitoba 56 54 .. 75
Saskatchewan 61 60 .. ..
Alberta 57 58 57 60
British Columbia 56 56 65 67
Yukon 52 48 .. ..
Northwest Territories 75 78 .. ..
Nunavut 78 77 .. ..
.. not available for a specific reference period
1. The percentages were calculated on the number of students who were enrolled in a full-time educational activity on October 31st and thus present a snapshot of enrolments on that day. The denominator used to calculate the percentages excludes enrolments for which sex was not reported.
2. 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.
3. "Undergraduate" enrolment captures 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. "Graduate" portrays programs leading to a master's degree or other university-graduate-level certificates or diplomas.
Notes: These figures on college enrolment should not be compared with those published before PSIS was introduced in 2000. See Table D.1.4.2 for further information on the data.
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.
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. Similarly, percentage distributions, which are calculated on rounded data, may not necessarily add up to 100%.
For a brief description of this indicator, including the methodology, please see the Handbook for the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program.
Sources: 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 and PCEIP Table D.1.4.2.
Updated December 14, 2011.
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