Data tables, 2016 Census

Visible Minority (15), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Generation Status (4), Age (9) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Census Metropolitan Areas, 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

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This table details visible minority , highest certificate, diploma or degree , generation status , age and sex for the population aged 15 years and over in private households in Ontario
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Highest certificate, diploma or degree (15) Visible minority (15)
Total - Visible minorityFootnote 2 Total visible minority populationFootnote 3 South AsianFootnote 4 Chinese Black Filipino Latin American Arab Southeast AsianFootnote 5 West AsianFootnote 6 Korean Japanese Visible minority, n.i.e.Footnote 7 Multiple visible minoritiesFootnote 8 Not a visible minorityFootnote 9
Total - Highest certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 10 11,038,440 3,100,655 903,970 640,255 473,375 257,740 167,085 156,935 108,970 127,435 74,885 25,220 79,820 84,955 7,937,785
No certificate, diploma or degree 1,935,355 519,280 145,140 108,080 85,540 24,700 29,925 29,610 32,735 21,465 5,885 2,340 17,230 16,640 1,416,075
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificateFootnote 11 3,026,100 809,405 224,290 160,290 138,605 63,345 48,480 36,990 32,725 32,110 19,185 5,885 24,175 23,315 2,216,695
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree 6,076,985 1,771,970 534,540 371,880 249,230 169,695 88,685 90,335 43,510 73,860 49,820 17,000 38,420 45,005 4,305,010
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 664,175 109,615 22,160 10,230 32,190 11,295 10,635 4,460 4,420 4,535 1,210 795 4,365 3,330 554,560
Trades certificate or diploma other than Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 12 324,365 66,465 14,155 5,955 18,770 7,825 5,760 2,695 2,700 2,680 665 480 2,615 2,160 257,905
Certificate of Apprenticeship or Certificate of QualificationFootnote 13 339,810 43,155 8,005 4,270 13,420 3,470 4,875 1,765 1,720 1,855 540 310 1,755 1,175 296,655
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 2,298,710 486,715 114,590 77,070 114,705 50,045 34,525 18,110 15,725 15,450 8,505 4,920 18,040 15,020 1,812,000
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 242,005 101,850 24,975 19,440 14,590 16,920 5,935 4,920 2,095 3,975 3,835 755 1,950 2,450 140,155
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 2,872,090 1,073,785 372,815 265,145 87,745 91,430 37,590 62,840 21,270 49,900 36,265 10,530 14,060 24,205 1,798,300
Bachelor's degree 1,911,530 704,485 224,885 174,860 58,640 78,010 22,825 40,620 15,740 27,955 26,265 7,475 10,110 17,090 1,207,045
University certificate or diploma above bachelor level 189,370 60,460 20,685 10,520 5,705 6,650 5,075 3,245 1,080 2,170 2,245 485 940 1,665 128,905
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry 79,755 37,940 14,885 7,310 1,640 1,905 1,375 4,565 725 3,495 770 265 305 695 41,815
Master's degree 593,645 235,910 103,500 60,775 19,030 4,485 7,310 10,905 3,095 12,540 5,960 1,795 2,375 4,140 357,735
Earned doctorateFootnote 14 97,790 34,990 8,850 11,675 2,725 380 1,010 3,505 630 3,740 1,025 515 330 615 62,800

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Footnote 1

For more information on generation status variables, including information on their classifications, the questions from which they are derived, data quality and their comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 2

For more information on the Visible minority variable, including information on its classification, the questions from which it is derived, data quality and its comparability with other sources of data, please refer to the Visible Minority and Population Group Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.

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Footnote 3

The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.'

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Footnote 4

For example, 'East Indian,' 'Pakistani,' 'Sri Lankan,' etc.

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Footnote 5

For example, 'Vietnamese,' 'Cambodian,' 'Laotian,' 'Thai,' etc.

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Footnote 6

For example, 'Afghan,' 'Iranian,' etc.

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Footnote 7

The abbreviation 'n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere.' Includes persons with a write-in response such as 'Guyanese,' 'West Indian,' 'Tibetan,' 'Polynesian,' 'Pacific Islander,' etc.

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Footnote 8

Includes persons who gave more than one visible minority group by checking two or more mark-in responses, e.g., 'Black' and 'South Asian.'

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Footnote 9

Includes persons who reported 'Yes' to the Aboriginal group question (Question 18), as well as persons who were not considered to be members of a visible minority group.

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Footnote 10

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 11

'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 12

'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 13

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

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Footnote 14

'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-X2016275.

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