StatsCan study reveals that Black youth still face barriers in obtaining postsecondary education

March 13, 2020

Insights on Canadian Society has released a study examining the education and labour market integration of Black youth in Canada. In terms of education, the study found that Black youth are as likely as other youth to have a high school diploma; young Black males and females in 2006 were less likely than their counterparts in the rest of the population to have a postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree in 2016; and the gap between postsecondary graduation rates for Black youth and other youth remained after accounting for differences in socioeconomic and family characteristics. Importantly, the report notes that, "the discrimination experienced by the Black population could explain some of the results of the study."  StatsCan  (National)