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Table A.1.1
Distribution of the 25- to 64-year-old population, by highest level of education attained based on international classifications, Canada and jurisdictions, 2008

Standard table symbols

  Classification of the levels of education based on the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED-97)
ISCED 0/1
(Pre-primary and primary)
ISCED 2
(Lower secondary)
ISCED 3C
(Short programme)
Upper secondary education ISCED 4
(Postsecondary non-tertiary education)
Tertiary education All levels of education
ISCED 3C
(Long programme)/3B
ISCED 3A ISCED 5B
(Type B)
ISCED 5A
(Type A)
ISCED 6
(Advanced research programmes)
Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8 Column 9 Column 10
percent
Canada1 4 9 [5] 26 12 24 25 [8] 100
Newfoundland and Labrador 9 13 [5] 23 20 20 16 [8] 100
Prince Edward Island 5 14 [5] 26 10 27 18 [8] 100
Nova Scotia 4 12 [5] 25 14 23 21 [8] 100
New Brunswick 7 11 [5] 27 9 28 18 [8] 100
Quebec 6 10 [5] 21 17 23 22 [8] 100
Ontario 3 8 [5] 26 7 27 29 [8] 100
Manitoba 4 12 [5] 31 10 22 21 [8] 100
Saskatchewan 3 11 [5] 32 20 16 19 [8] 100
Alberta 2 9 [5] 29 15 21 24 [8] 100
British Columbia 2 8 [5] 31 13 20 26 [8] 100
Yukon 2 14 [5] 20 16 24 24 [8] 100
Northwest Territories 9 15 [5] 19 13 22 22 [8] 100
Nunavut 20 23 [5] 17 10 18 13 [8] 100
… not applicable
1. Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates for Canada are derived using the results of the LFS in the provinces; the territories are not included.
Note: [ ] Data included in column of the table whose number is shown in the squared brackets.
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey (LFS).