Education credited higher employment in Quebec:

July 13, 2007

Measurable success has been made towards narrowing the unemployment gap between Ontario and Quebec.  A recent Statistics Canada report found that Toronto’s unemployment rate was actually higher than that of Montreal – possible for the first time in history.  12 months ago, Montreal’s unemployment rate was almost 40% higher than Toronto’s.  The spread of education in Quebec over the last 4 decades is believed to play a major role in the employment boost: today’s Quebecois are among the highest education Canadians, with 69% of those between 25 and 44 having either a college or university degree.  The Globe & Mail