StatCan releases report on overqualification among bachelor’s degree graduates

September 24, 2021
Statistics Canada has released a new report on overqualification among bachelor’s degree graduates from 2012-2013. The report found that 16.7% of bachelor degree graduates under the age of 35 held jobs that required a high school diploma, a percentage that has stayed stable. However, men tended to have a higher overqualification rate than women (17.7% vs 15.2%), demonstrating a reversal of the qualification gap since 2001. The study also found that for men, fields such as architecture, engineering, mathematics had lower overqualification rates, while for women, health fields and education had lower overqualification. Women of a visible minority were at higher risk of overqualification than non-minority Canadian-born women. StatCan | StatCan (Report) (National)