Students born outside Canada more likely to pursue PSE, says HEQCO study

February 27, 2017

Students born outside Canada are more likely to enroll in PSE than domestic students, according to a new study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. These students were also more likely to enroll in university than college, a tendency that was especially prominent among students from higher-income neighbourhoods. By contrast, Canadian-born students living in lower-income neighbourhoods were the least likely group to register in a college or university, with nearly 45% of this group not pursuing any PSE. The study also found that regardless of place of birth, course selection and academic performance in Grade 9 courses were major factors driving postsecondary participation. HEQCO | Report