Data tables, 2016 Census

Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Occupation - National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 - Skill-level Category (8A), STEM and BHASE (non-STEM) Groupings, Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (16), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (9), Location of Study (16), 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

About this variable: Location of study (16)


Location of study

'Location of study' refers to either:

- the province, territory or country of the institution from which a person obtained a certificate, diploma or degree, or;

- the province, territory or country of the institution that a person attended during a specified reference period, or for a specific level of education.

In both cases, location of study refers to the location of the institution granting the certificate, diploma or degree, not the location of the person at the time he or she obtained the qualification or was attending the institution. The geographic location is specified according to boundaries current at the time the data are collected, not the boundaries at the time of study.

This variable indicates the province or territory (in Canada) or country (outside Canada) of the institution from which the highest postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree was obtained. It is only reported for individuals who had completed a certificate, diploma or degree above the secondary (high) school level.

This variable is reported for persons aged 15 years and over in private households.

For comments on data quality for this variable, refer to the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016.


  1. Total - Location of study Footnote 1
  2. No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree
  3. Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree
  4. Location of study inside Canada
  5. Location of study outside Canada Footnote 5
  6. United States Footnote 6
  7. Philippines
  8. India
  9. United Kingdom Footnote 9
  10. China Footnote 10
  11. France
  12. Pakistan
  13. Iran Footnote 13
  14. Korea, South Footnote 14
  15. Germany
  16. Other


Footnote 1

For information on collection, classification and data quality for 'Location of study', refer to the Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2016, Catalogue no. 98-500-X2016013.

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Footnote 5

Refers to all locations of study outside Canada, including the 10 locations outside Canada most often reported at the national level. These are not necessarily the top 10 locations for other geographies or when individual categories of the variables in this table are selected.

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Footnote 6

The official name of United States is United States of America.

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Footnote 9

The official name of United Kingdom is United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. United Kingdom includes Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland (excludes Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and British Overseas Territories).

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Footnote 10

China excludes Hong Kong and Macao.

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Footnote 13

The official name of Iran is Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Footnote 14

The official name of South Korea is Republic of Korea.

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