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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (15), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (11), Labour Force Status (8), Location of Study (29), Age Groups (13B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2011 National Household Survey

About this variable: Location of study (29)


Location of study

Part A - Short definition
Indicates the province, territory or country where the highest postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree was obtained.

Part B - Detailed definition
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.


  1. Total - Location of study Footnote 1
  2. No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree
  3. Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree Footnote 3
  4. Inside Canada
  5. Newfoundland and Labrador
  6. Prince Edward Island
  7. Nova Scotia
  8. New Brunswick
  9. Quebec
  10. Ontario
  11. Manitoba
  12. Saskatchewan
  13. Alberta
  14. British Columbia
  15. Yukon
  16. Northwest Territories
  17. Nunavut
  18. Outside Canada Footnote 18
  19. United States
  20. Philippines
  21. United Kingdom Footnote 21
  22. India
  23. China Footnote 23
  24. France
  25. Pakistan
  26. Germany
  27. Korea, South Footnote 27
  28. Poland
  29. Other


Footnote 1

'Location of study' refers to the province, territory or country of the institution from which the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school level was completed.

Users should be aware that some respondents may have reported the physical location of study rather than the location of the certificate, diploma or degree-granting institution. This could affect the responses of those who obtained a certificate, diploma or degree through a joint program or by distance learning with credentials granted in another province or country. In particular, a number of persons reported a location of study for a university credential in one of the territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut), even though there were no educational institutions in the territories with the authority to grant university degrees.

For any other comments on collection, dissemination or data quality for this variable refer to the Education Reference Guide, National Household Survey, Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011006.

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Footnote 3

'Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes apprenticeship or trades certificates or diplomas, college, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas and university certificates, diplomas and degrees.

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Footnote 18

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

Countries outside Canada are classified according to the Standard Classification of Countries and Areas of Interest (SCCAI) 2010. For more information on the SCCAI 2010 refer to:

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Footnote 21

The official name of United Kingdom is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Footnote 23

China excludes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region.

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Footnote 27

The official name of South Korea is the Republic of Korea.

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