Canada remains on top for PSE attainment, lower on funding: OECD

June 25, 2013

Canada remains at the top of the list of the most educated countries in the world, but finds itself farther down the list when it comes to PSE funding, according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “Education at a Glance 2013,” ranks Canadians as the most educated of 34 OECD countries, with 51% of the population having completed university-, college- or polytechnic-level education. However, the average OECD country contributes 68% of the cost for PSE. Canada’s provinces, on average, only take on 57% of the cost. The report also supports the oft-touted fact that those with a PSE degree are less likely to be unemployed (5% for those with a BA or higher and 6.6% for those with college diploma, compared to 12.9-15.5% for those with only high school or less). PostMedia News | Full Report | CMEC Highlights for Canada