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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (14), Location of Study (5), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs, 2000 (14), Age Groups (10A) and Sex (3) for the Population 15 Years and Over of Canada, Provinces, Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2003 Representation Order), 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

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Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs, 2000 (14) Highest certificate, diploma or degree (14)
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degree 2 No certificate, diploma or degree Certificate, diploma or degree High school certificate or equivalent 3 Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 4 University certificate, diploma or degree University certificate or diploma below bachelor level University certificate or degree Bachelor's degree University certificate or diploma above bachelor level Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry Master's degree Earned doctorate
Note(s) :
  1. TOTAL - LOCATION OF STUDY
    'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country where the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed.
  2. TOTAL - HIGHEST CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA OR DEGREE
    '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 postsecondary 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.
  3. HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE OR EQUIVALENT
    'High school certificate or equivalent' includes persons who have graduated from a secondary school or equivalent. Excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. Examples of postsecondary institutions include community colleges, institutes of technology, CEGEPs, private trade schools, private business colleges, schools of nursing and universities.
  4. COLLEGE, CEGEP OR OTHER NON-UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA
    '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.
  5. TOTAL - MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY - CLASSIFICATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS, 2000
    'Field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level.
  6. OTHER FIELDS OF STUDY
    Includes Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other.
Warning Data quality note(s)
  • Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs, 2000 5 25,664,220 6,098,330 19,565,900 6,553,420 2,785,420 4,435,135 5,791,915 1,136,150 4,655,770 2,981,465 493,540 136,845 866,975 176,940
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 12,651,750 6,098,330 6,553,420 6,553,420 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Education 994,665 0 994,660 0 22,095 143,675 828,890 139,015 689,875 406,275 149,515 850 122,785 10,455
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 481,190 0 481,190 0 70,645 223,895 186,650 45,630 141,020 102,780 12,190 185 22,970 2,895
Humanities 717,125 0 717,125 0 16,440 153,775 546,910 80,780 466,130 320,995 36,420 520 87,405 20,790
Social and behavioural sciences and law 1,275,100 0 1,275,100 0 66,905 315,645 892,545 106,110 786,435 568,400 61,905 910 124,160 31,065
Business, management and public administration 2,801,720 0 2,801,720 0 374,190 1,272,645 1,154,885 311,695 843,190 538,495 98,055 1,115 198,750 6,770
Physical and life sciences and technologies 451,960 0 451,960 0 8,195 74,990 368,775 31,425 337,350 207,930 20,945 1,455 62,495 44,530
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 568,755 0 568,755 0 54,930 242,945 270,875 50,165 220,715 144,750 16,245 220 51,965 7,535
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 2,922,080 0 2,922,085 0 1,344,435 878,090 699,550 142,475 557,080 366,360 52,705 875 114,970 22,160
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 291,510 0 291,510 0 67,555 112,290 111,665 28,015 83,650 53,715 5,560 120 19,445 4,810
Health, parks, recreation and fitness 1,728,890 0 1,728,890 0 273,390 751,700 703,795 186,420 517,375 263,480 38,325 130,525 59,430 25,615
Personal, protective and transportation services 777,370 0 777,370 0 486,425 265,370 25,570 14,075 11,500 7,085 1,620 65 2,470 250
Other fields of study 6 2,105 0 2,100 0 205 110 1,785 335 1,450 1,200 50 0 115 85
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-560-XCB2006020 (Canada, Code01)