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Ontario: Census 2006: Highest Level of Schooling

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Education, Literacy, Skills and Training
Information:Census 2006: Highest Level of Schooling
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on custom tabulations from the Census of Population 2006, Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

a A CEGEP is a post-secondary education institution exclusive to the province of Quebec. CEGEP is a French acronym for Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, meaning "College of General and Vocational Education". Students in Quebec who want to continue to post-secondary education must attend a CEGEP prior to enrolling in a Quebec university.

Highest Level of Schooling
Highest Level of Schooling refers to the highest grade or year of elementary or secondary (high) school attended, or to the highest year of university or college education completed. University education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than college education. Also, the attainment of a degree, certificate or diploma is considered to be at a higher level than years completed or attended without an educational qualification.
With High School Certificate Only
Includes persons who have graduated from a secondary school or equivalent. Excludes persons with a post secondary certificate, diploma or degree. Examples of post secondary institutions include community colleges, institutes of technology, CEGEPs, private trade schools, private business colleges, schools of nursing and universities.
College, CEGEP or Other Non-University Certificate or Diploma
Replaces the category 'Other non university certificate or diploma' in previous censuses. This category includes accreditation by non degree-granting institutions such as community colleges, CEGEPs, private business colleges and technical institutes.
Total (Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree)
Refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class'. For post secondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom.
Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree
This is a derived variable obtained from the educational qualifications questions, which asked for all certificates, diplomas and degrees to be reported. There is an implied hierarchy in this variable (secondary school graduation, registered apprenticeship and trades, college, university) which is loosely tied to the 'in-class' duration of the various types of education. However, at the detailed level a registered apprenticeship graduate may not have completed a secondary school certificate or diploma, nor does an individual with a master's degree necessarily have a certificate or diploma above the bachelor's degree level. Therefore, although the sequence is more or less hierarchical, it is a general rather than an absolute gradient measure of academic achievement.

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      Male Female Total

    Total4,744,710 5,074,710 9,819,420
     
    No certificate, diploma or degree (Without High School Certificate)1,059,010 1,124,615 2,183,630
     
    Certificate, diploma or degree3,685,695 3,950,095 7,635,795
    With high school certificate only1,220,380 1,408,190 2,628,575
    Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma514,825 270,290 785,115
    College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diplomaa782,360 1,022,420 1,804,775
    University certificate, diploma or degree1,168,135 1,249,195 2,417,325
    University certificate, diploma or degree below bachelor level181,355 223,915 405,270
    Bachelor's degree or Higher986,780 1,025,275 2,012,055
    Bachelor's degree only 582,475 661,255 1,243,730
    University certificate or degree above bachelor's degree107,540 137,610 245,150
    Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry33,905 23,780 57,685
    Master's degree212,030 179,670 391,700
    Earned doctorate50,825 22,960 73,790

    Notes:

    Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

    a A CEGEP is a post-secondary education institution exclusive to the province of Quebec. CEGEP is a French acronym for Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel, meaning "College of General and Vocational Education". Students in Quebec who want to continue to post-secondary education must attend a CEGEP prior to enrolling in a Quebec university.

    Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on custom tabulations from the Census of Population 2006, Statistics Canada.

    Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Data last updated on June 13, 2017

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