Highlights from Education Indicators in Canada

September 7, 2010

Yesterday StatsCan and CMEC released Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2010, which expands on the data collected for OECD's Education at a Glance report. According to the most recent data available, the college graduation rate in Canada, which includes just first-time graduates, was 26%, compared to the OECD average of 10%. At the university level, the first-time bachelor's graduation rate was 34% in Canada, below the OECD average of 38%. In 2008, the employment rate for Canadians between the ages of 25 to 64 who had not graduated from high school was 58%, compared to 83% for college and university graduates. University program graduates earned 75% more on average than high school or trade/vocational program graduates. CMEC News Release | Statistics Canada | Read the report