Report explores factors impacting educational pathways in Ontario

June 2, 2011

According to a new report from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO), young people with highly educated parents, strong overall grades, and an academically engaged social network are the most likely to pursue higher education. Language of study appears to be a significant factor, the report observes. Ontario youth who graduated from the francophone system were twice as likely to attend PSE as students from the anglophone system. The report also found that Ontario students were more likely to pursue college or university than students in the rest of the country. These findings support the findings of a recent HEQCO commissioned study. Research Summary | Read the report