Data tables, 2016 Census

Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (9), Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (14), School Attendance (3), Age (13A) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories and Federal Electoral Districts (2013 Representation Order), 2016 Census - 25% Sample Data

About this variable: Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 (14)

Definition

Major field of study (based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2016)

'Field of study' refers to the discipline or area of learning or training associated with a particular course or program of study.

This variable refers to the predominant discipline or area of learning or training of a person's highest completed postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree, classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2016.

This 'Major field of study' variable can be used either independently or in conjunction with the 'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' variable. When the latter is used with 'Major field of study,' it should be noted that different fields of study will be more common for different types of postsecondary qualifications. At the detailed program level, some programs are only offered by certain types of institutions.

There was an explicit instruction in the questionnaire which instructed respondents to be as specific as possible in indicating a subfield or subcategory of specialization within a broad discipline or area of training.

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.

Values

  1. Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2016 Footnote 1
  2. No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree
  3. Education
  4. Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies
  5. Humanities
  6. Social and behavioural sciences and law
  7. Business, management and public administration
  8. Physical and life sciences and technologies
  9. Mathematics, computer and information sciences
  10. Architecture, engineering, and related technologies Footnote 10
  11. Agriculture, natural resources and conservation
  12. Health and related fields
  13. Personal, protective and transportation services
  14. Other fields of study Footnote 14

Footnotes

Footnote 1

This variable shows the 'primary groupings' variant of CIP. For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2016: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/concepts/classification.

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

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Footnote 10

'Architecture, engineering and related technologies' includes some fields that are commonly studied at the trades level, such as 'Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians,' 'Construction trades,' and 'Precision production' (e.g., welding).

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Footnote 14

'Other fields of study' includes 'Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other.'

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