Data tables, 2016 Census

Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Aboriginal Identity (9), Age (13A) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details labour force status , highest certificate, diploma or degree , aboriginal identity , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Canada
Data quality
Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 2 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 3 28,643,015 18,672,470 17,230,035 1,442,435 9,970,545 65.2 60.2 7.7
No certificate, diploma or degree 5,239,575 2,007,625 1,736,590 271,035 3,231,950 38.3 33.1 13.5
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 4 7,576,400 4,818,200 4,362,260 455,940 2,758,200 63.6 57.6 9.5
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 15,827,040 11,846,650 11,131,190 715,455 3,980,390 74.9 70.3 6.0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 2,800,265 1,970,850 1,816,310 154,540 829,410 70.4 64.9 7.8
Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 5 1,549,880 1,087,930 1,007,255 80,675 461,945 70.2 65.0 7.4
Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 6 1,250,385 882,920 809,050 73,865 367,465 70.6 64.7 8.4
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 5,553,830 4,125,605 3,877,855 247,750 1,428,225 74.3 69.8 6.0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 813,330 552,190 518,695 33,490 261,145 67.9 63.8 6.1
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 6,659,615 5,198,005 4,918,330 279,670 1,461,615 78.1 73.9 5.4
Bachelor's degree 4,443,835 3,490,255 3,299,395 190,855 953,580 78.5 74.2 5.5
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 462,295 342,915 326,260 16,660 119,380 74.2 70.6 4.9
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 190,925 148,715 143,770 4,945 42,210 77.9 75.3 3.3
Master's degree 1,331,045 1,039,365 981,255 58,115 291,680 78.1 73.7 5.6
Earned doctorateFootnote 7 231,510 176,750 167,650 9,095 54,760 76.3 72.4 5.1

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Users should be aware that the estimates associated with this variable are more affected than most by the incomplete enumeration of certain Indian reserves and Indian settlements in the 2016 Census of Population. For more information on Aboriginal variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, refer to the Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016 and the Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

Refers to whether a person aged 15 years and over was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the week of Sunday, May 1 to Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Early enumeration was conducted in remote, isolated parts of the provinces and territories. When enumeration has taken place before May 2016, the reference date used is the date on which the household was enumerated.

In the past, this variable was called Labour force activity.

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Footnote 3

Users are advised to consult data quality comments for 'Highest certificate, diploma or degree,' available in the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 4

'Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate' includes only people who have this as their highest educational qualification. It excludes persons with a postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree.

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Footnote 5

'Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' includes trades certificates or diplomas such as pre-employment or vocational certificates and diplomas from brief trade programs completed at community colleges, institutes of technology, vocational centres and similar institutions.

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Footnote 6

'Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of Qualification' also includes Journeyperson's designations.

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Footnote 7

'Earned doctorate' refers to persons who have completed a doctorate degree awarded by a university. This includes, for example, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.). It does not include honorary doctorates.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-400-X2016287.

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