Education gap persists for Aboriginal peoples

July 3, 2013

Statistics Canada has released the second round of data from the National Household Survey. The data released focuses on education, and although Aboriginal Canadians continue to fall behind non-Aboriginal Canadians when it comes to PSE attainment, the numbers indicate a cautious increase in PSE success for Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The data reports that almost half (48.4%) of the Aboriginal population aged 25-64 surveyed had a PSE qualification. The data also suggests that younger Aboriginal men and women (age 35-44) were more likely to have higher levels of education than the generation before them (age 55-64), and Aboriginal women were more likely to have higher education than men within the same age group. Statistics Canada website | Postmedia News