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2011 National Household Survey: Data tables

Tabulation: Major Field of Study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (432), Labour Force Status (8), Highest Certificate, Diploma or Degree (7), Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration (9B), Location of Study (5), Age Groups (8B) and Sex (3) for the Population Aged 15 Years and Over, in Private Households of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2011 National Household Survey

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This table details major field of study - classification of instructional programs 2011 , labour force status , highest certificate, diploma or degree , immigrant status and period of immigration , location of study , age groups and sex for the population aged 15 years and over, in private households in British Columbia / Colombie-BritanniqueFootnote 3
Global non-response rate (GNR)Footnote 4 = 26.1 %
Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011 (432) Labour force status (8)
Total - Labour force statusFootnote 5 In the labour force Employed Unemployed Not in the labour force Participation rate Employment rate Unemployment rate
Total - Major field of study - Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) 2011Footnote 6 3,646,840 2,354,250 2,171,470 182,775 1,292,595 64.6 59.5 7.8
No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degreeFootnote 7 1,617,060 879,335 785,840 93,500 737,715 54.4 48.6 10.6
Education 149,980 94,990 91,420 3,565 54,995 63.3 61.0 3.8
13. Education 149,980 94,985 91,415 3,565 54,995 63.3 61.0 3.8
13.01 Education, general 93,945 57,250 55,255 1,995 36,695 60.9 58.8 3.5
13.02 Bilingual, multilingual and multicultural education 50 40 40 0 15 80.0 80.0 0
13.03 Curriculum and instruction 655 420 420 0 230 64.1 64.1 0
13.04 Educational administration and supervision 3,835 2,325 2,245 80 1,510 60.6 58.5 3.4
13.05 Educational/instructional media design 325 275 260 0 55 84.6 80.0 0
13.06 Educational assessment, evaluation and research 100 85 80 0 15 85.0 80.0 0
13.07 International and comparative education 30 15 20 0 0 50.0 66.7 0
13.09 Social and philosophical foundations of education 95 45 45 0 55 47.4 47.4 0
13.10 Special education and teaching 3,485 2,560 2,475 80 925 73.5 71.0 3.1
13.11 Student counselling and personnel services 1,550 1,160 1,110 50 385 74.8 71.6 4.3
13.12 Teacher education and professional development, specific levels and methods 18,815 11,510 10,940 570 7,305 61.2 58.1 5.0
13.13 Teacher education and professional development, specific subject areas 17,355 11,565 11,050 515 5,790 66.6 63.7 4.5
13.14 Teaching English or French as a second or foreign language 1,530 1,185 1,095 85 350 77.5 71.6 7.2
13.15 Teaching assistants/aides 7,485 6,235 6,070 165 1,255 83.3 81.1 2.6
13.99 Education, other 730 325 320 0 400 44.5 43.8 0
Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies 89,235 67,040 61,450 5,590 22,190 75.1 68.9 8.3
10. Communications technologies/technicians and support services 14,325 10,290 9,355 935 4,030 71.8 65.3 9.1
10.01 Communications technology/technician 445 215 205 0 225 48.3 46.1 0
10.02 Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians 5,905 4,945 4,500 445 960 83.7 76.2 9.0
10.03 Graphic communications 7,215 4,915 4,445 470 2,300 68.1 61.6 9.6
10.99 Communications technologies/technicians and support services, other 760 220 205 15 545 28.9 27.0 6.8
50. Visual and performing arts 74,915 56,750 52,090 4,655 18,165 75.8 69.5 8.2
50.01 Visual, digital and performing arts, general 2,240 1,805 1,640 165 435 80.6 73.2 9.1
50.02 Crafts/craft design, folk art and artisanry 240 150 130 15 95 62.5 54.2 10.0
50.03 Dance 690 520 495 20 170 75.4 71.7 3.8
50.04 Design and applied arts 23,630 18,080 16,680 1,395 5,550 76.5 70.6 7.7
50.05 Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft 5,835 5,000 4,545 460 830 85.7 77.9 9.2
50.06 Film/video and photographic arts 7,785 6,385 5,770 615 1,395 82.0 74.1 9.6
50.07 Fine arts and art studies 22,480 15,970 14,625 1,345 6,510 71.0 65.1 8.4
50.09 Music 11,555 8,470 7,870 600 3,090 73.3 68.1 7.1
50.10 Arts, entertainment, and media management 425 345 295 45 85 81.2 69.4 13.0
50.99 Visual and performing arts, other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humanities 120,340 86,200 80,415 5,785 34,135 71.6 66.8 6.7
16. Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics 12,345 8,000 7,485 515 4,350 64.8 60.6 6.4
16.01 Linguistic, comparative and related language studies and services 6,665 4,580 4,335 250 2,085 68.7 65.0 5.5
16.02 African languages, literatures and linguistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16.03 East Asian languages, literatures and linguistics 2,055 1,005 930 75 1,050 48.9 45.3 7.5
16.04 Slavic, Baltic and Albanian languages, literatures and linguistics 335 190 175 0 145 56.7 52.2 0
16.05 Germanic languages, literatures and linguistics 615 410 385 20 210 66.7 62.6 4.9
16.06 Modern Greek language and literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16.07 South Asian languages, literatures and linguistics 485 315 270 40 170 64.9 55.7 12.7
16.08 Iranian languages, literatures and linguistics 35 30 25 0 0 85.7 71.4 0
16.09 Romance languages, literatures and linguistics 690 495 460 30 200 71.7 66.7 6.1
16.10 Aboriginal languages, literatures and linguistics 50 35 30 0 10 70.0 60.0 0
16.11 Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic languages, literatures and linguistics 60 20 15 0 35 33.3 25.0 0
16.12 Classics and classical languages, literatures and linguistics 230 130 120 0 100 56.5 52.2 0
16.13 Celtic languages, literatures and linguistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16.14 Southeast Asian and Australasian/Pacific languages, literatures and linguistics 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16.15 Turkic, Uralic-Altaic, Caucasian and Central Asian languages, literatures and linguistics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16.16 Sign language 500 400 385 20 100 80.0 77.0 5.0
16.17 Second language learning 395 265 240 25 130 67.1 60.8 9.4
16.99 Aboriginal and foreign languages, literatures and linguistics, other 200 110 95 0 90 55.0 47.5 0
23. English language and literature/letters 27,670 19,445 17,860 1,585 8,230 70.3 64.5 8.2
23.01 English language and literature, general 16,320 11,565 10,735 835 4,760 70.9 65.8 7.2
23.13 English rhetoric and composition/writing studies 1,695 1,430 1,290 140 270 84.4 76.1 9.8
23.14 English literature 9,340 6,240 5,670 570 3,100 66.8 60.7 9.1
23.99 English language and literature/letters, other 310 210 165 40 105 67.7 53.2 19.0
24. Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 47,000 34,900 32,555 2,340 12,100 74.3 69.3 6.7
24.01 Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 47,000 34,895 32,555 2,340 12,100 74.2 69.3 6.7
30.13 Medieval and renaissance studies 35 30 25 0 0 85.7 71.4 0
30.21 Holocaust and related studies 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.22 Classical and ancient studies 410 365 335 30 45 89.0 81.7 8.2
30.29 Maritime studies 25 20 25 0 0 80.0 100.0 0
38. Philosophy and religious studies 5,870 4,340 4,100 240 1,525 73.9 69.8 5.5
38.00 Philosophy and religious studies, general 90 30 30 0 55 33.3 33.3 0
38.01 Philosophy, logic and ethics 3,040 2,290 2,140 150 745 75.3 70.4 6.6
38.02 Religion/religious studies 2,735 2,010 1,920 90 725 73.5 70.2 4.5
38.99 Philosophy and religious studies, other 10 15 10 0 0 100.0 100.0 0
39. Theology and religious vocations 11,955 8,370 7,905 470 3,585 70.0 66.1 5.6
39.02 Bible/Biblical studies 2,270 1,620 1,515 100 650 71.4 66.7 6.2
39.03 Missions/missionary studies and missiology 230 120 115 0 110 52.2 50.0 0
39.04 Religious education 1,370 990 950 35 375 72.3 69.3 3.5
39.05 Religious/sacred music 85 80 75 0 0 94.1 88.2 0
39.06 Theological and ministerial studies 7,235 5,025 4,770 255 2,205 69.5 65.9 5.1
39.07 Pastoral counselling and specialized ministries 710 495 435 65 215 69.7 61.3 13.1
39.99 Theology and religious vocations, other 60 45 40 0 15 75.0 66.7 0
54. History 12,385 9,080 8,595 480 3,300 73.3 69.4 5.3
54.01 History 12,380 9,085 8,595 480 3,300 73.4 69.4 5.3
55. French language and literature/letters 2,625 1,640 1,515 120 985 62.5 57.7 7.3
55.01 French language and literature, general 2,165 1,350 1,260 100 815 62.4 58.2 7.4
55.13 French rhetoric and composition/writing studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55.14 French literature 455 280 250 30 170 61.5 54.9 10.7
55.99 French language and literature/letters, other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Social and behavioural sciences and law 209,655 160,690 151,350 9,340 48,965 76.6 72.2 5.8
05. Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies 3,095 2,320 2,145 180 770 75.0 69.3 7.8
05.01 Area studies 2,020 1,440 1,355 90 575 71.3 67.1 6.2
05.02 Ethnic, cultural minority, gender, and group studies 1,070 880 785 90 185 82.2 73.4 10.2
05.99 Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
09. Communication, journalism and related programs 18,640 15,095 14,040 1,050 3,545 81.0 75.3 7.0
09.01 Communication and media studies 9,120 7,490 6,990 500 1,635 82.1 76.6 6.7
09.04 Journalism 5,195 4,105 3,785 320 1,090 79.0 72.9 7.8
09.07 Radio, television and digital communication 1,335 1,045 985 65 285 78.3 73.8 6.2
09.09 Public relations, advertising and applied communication 2,470 2,040 1,890 145 435 82.6 76.5 7.1
09.10 Publishing 400 345 330 0 55 86.2 82.5 0
09.99 Communication, journalism and related programs, other 120 70 60 0 45 58.3 50.0 0
19. Family and consumer sciences/human sciences 38,295 26,775 25,200 1,570 11,520 69.9 65.8 5.9
19.00 Work and family studies 480 360 345 0 125 75.0 71.9 0
19.01 Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, general 3,210 1,280 1,175 105 1,930 39.9 36.6 8.2
19.02 Family and consumer sciences/human sciences business services 20 10 15 0 0 50.0 75.0 0
19.04 Family and consumer economics and related services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19.05 Foods, nutrition and related services 4,750 3,685 3,450 230 1,060 77.6 72.6 6.2
19.06 Housing and human environments 810 575 545 30 235 71.0 67.3 5.2
19.07 Human development, family studies and related services 25,135 19,015 17,965 1,045 6,120 75.7 71.5 5.5
19.09 Apparel and textiles 3,705 1,715 1,580 135 1,990 46.3 42.6 7.9
19.99 Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, other 185 130 120 0 55 70.3 64.9 0
22. Legal professions and studies 36,035 28,090 26,885 1,205 7,945 78.0 74.6 4.3
22.00 Non-professional general legal studies (undergraduate) 425 305 280 25 120 71.8 65.9 8.2
22.01 Law (LLB, JD, BCL) 17,200 13,565 13,135 430 3,630 78.9 76.4 3.2
22.02 Legal research and advanced professional studies (post-LLB/JD) 3,140 2,445 2,355 90 695 77.9 75.0 3.7
22.03 Legal support services 14,925 11,520 10,865 655 3,405 77.2 72.8 5.7
22.99 Legal professions and studies, other 340 245 250 0 90 72.1 73.5 0
30.05 Peace studies and conflict resolution 330 250 215 35 80 75.8 65.2 14.0
30.10 Biopsychology 310 200 190 0 115 64.5 61.3 0
30.11 Gerontology 495 325 310 0 170 65.7 62.6 0
30.14 Museology/museum studies 190 80 80 0 110 42.1 42.1 0
30.15 Science, technology and society 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.17 Behavioural sciences 405 280 270 0 130 69.1 66.7 0
30.20 International/global studies 510 385 345 40 125 75.5 67.6 10.4
30.23 Intercultural/multicultural and diversity studies 160 135 125 0 20 84.4 78.1 0
30.25 Cognitive science 145 120 110 0 25 82.8 75.9 0
30.26 Cultural studies/critical theory and analysis 230 160 150 0 65 69.6 65.2 0
30.28 Dispute resolution 165 140 115 35 20 84.8 69.7 25.0
30.31 Human computer interaction 25 20 25 0 0 80.0 100.0 0
30.33 Sustainability studies 60 55 50 0 0 91.7 83.3 0
42. Psychology 33,030 25,330 23,955 1,370 7,705 76.7 72.5 5.4
42.01 Psychology, general 26,090 19,905 18,775 1,130 6,180 76.3 72.0 5.7
42.27 Research and experimental psychology 1,575 1,205 1,095 105 375 76.5 69.5 8.7
42.28 Clinical, counselling and applied psychology 5,180 4,040 3,905 135 1,140 78.0 75.4 3.3
42.99 Psychology, other 185 175 175 0 10 94.6 94.6 0
45. Social sciences 77,545 60,930 57,135 3,795 16,615 78.6 73.7 6.2
45.01 Social sciences, general 2,240 1,670 1,540 125 570 74.6 68.8 7.5
45.02 Anthropology 4,410 3,360 3,105 250 1,050 76.2 70.4 7.4
45.03 Archaeology 950 775 705 65 175 81.6 74.2 8.4
45.04 Criminology 11,300 9,930 9,400 530 1,370 87.9 83.2 5.3
45.05 Demography and population studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45.06 Economics 25,385 18,785 17,610 1,175 6,610 74.0 69.4 6.3
45.07 Geography and cartography 10,915 8,995 8,465 530 1,915 82.4 77.6 5.9
45.09 International relations and national security studies 1,795 1,390 1,265 130 400 77.4 70.5 9.4
45.10 Political science and government 12,050 9,480 8,860 610 2,575 78.7 73.5 6.4
45.11 Sociology 7,820 6,030 5,670 355 1,790 77.1 72.5 5.9
45.12 Urban studies/affairs 180 130 130 0 55 72.2 72.2 0
45.13 Sociology and anthropology 430 345 335 0 85 80.2 77.9 0
45.14 Rural sociology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45.99 Social sciences, other 45 40 30 0 0 88.9 66.7 0
Business, management and public administration 412,335 301,105 284,120 16,985 111,230 73.0 68.9 5.6
30.16 Accounting and computer science 850 580 520 60 275 68.2 61.2 10.3
44. Public administration and social service professions 26,235 19,545 18,365 1,180 6,690 74.5 70.0 6.0
44.00 Human services, general 4,620 3,655 3,425 225 965 79.1 74.1 6.2
44.02 Community organization and advocacy 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44.04 Public administration 3,230 2,300 2,210 90 930 71.2 68.4 3.9
44.05 Public policy analysis 360 300 230 70 65 83.3 63.9 23.3
44.07 Social work 17,600 12,960 12,180 780 4,640 73.6 69.2 6.0
44.99 Public administration and social service professions, other 405 320 300 15 85 79.0 74.1 4.7
52. Business, management, marketing and related support services 385,250 280,975 265,235 15,745 104,275 72.9 68.8 5.6
52.01 Business/commerce, general 69,850 51,945 49,490 2,455 17,905 74.4 70.9 4.7
52.02 Business administration, management and operations 79,515 61,575 57,910 3,665 17,940 77.4 72.8 6.0
52.03 Accounting and related services 78,220 56,120 53,280 2,840 22,095 71.7 68.1 5.1
52.04 Business operations support and assistant services 44,690 24,360 22,685 1,675 20,325 54.5 50.8 6.9
52.05 Business/corporate communications 380 300 275 25 70 78.9 72.4 8.3
52.06 Business/managerial economics 1,760 1,345 1,260 80 415 76.4 71.6 5.9
52.07 Entrepreneurial and small business operations 950 770 705 70 180 81.1 74.2 9.1
52.08 Finance and financial management services 22,820 17,490 16,430 1,065 5,330 76.6 72.0 6.1
52.09 Hospitality administration/management 17,880 14,010 12,970 1,040 3,870 78.4 72.5 7.4
52.10 Human resources management and services 8,300 6,560 6,210 355 1,740 79.0 74.8 5.4
52.11 International business/trade/commerce 3,090 2,265 2,055 210 825 73.3 66.5 9.3
52.12 Management information systems and services 925 765 710 55 155 82.7 76.8 7.2
52.13 Management sciences and quantitative methods 480 310 290 25 170 64.6 60.4 8.1
52.14 Marketing 16,365 13,820 13,070 750 2,545 84.4 79.9 5.4
52.15 Real estate 15,615 10,715 10,295 415 4,900 68.6 65.9 3.9
52.16 Taxation 255 150 140 0 100 58.8 54.9 0
52.17 Insurance 7,270 5,355 5,195 165 1,910 73.7 71.5 3.1
52.18 General sales, merchandising and related marketing operations 4,320 3,025 2,815 210 1,295 70.0 65.2 6.9
52.19 Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations 11,265 8,995 8,405 585 2,275 79.8 74.6 6.5
52.20 Construction management 1,145 985 930 55 165 86.0 81.2 5.6
52.21 Telecommunications management 45 35 40 0 0 77.8 88.9 0
52.99 Business, management, marketing and related support services, other 115 75 75 0 40 65.2 65.2 0
Physical and life sciences and technologies 79,980 58,520 54,885 3,635 21,460 73.2 68.6 6.2
26. Biological and biomedical sciences 29,675 22,775 21,480 1,295 6,900 76.7 72.4 5.7
26.01 Biology, general 12,815 10,075 9,420 655 2,735 78.6 73.5 6.5
26.02 Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology 4,470 3,315 3,145 170 1,160 74.2 70.4 5.1
26.03 Botany/plant biology 1,005 705 700 0 295 70.1 69.7 0
26.04 Cell/cellular biology and anatomical sciences 705 575 530 40 135 81.6 75.2 7.0
26.05 Microbiological sciences and immunology 2,630 1,920 1,840 75 715 73.0 70.0 3.9
26.07 Zoology/animal biology 1,935 1,380 1,345 40 550 71.3 69.5 2.9
26.08 Genetics 1,015 760 720 40 260 74.9 70.9 5.3
26.09 Physiology, pathology and related sciences 1,150 865 815 55 280 75.2 70.9 6.4
26.10 Pharmacology and toxicology 635 505 480 25 130 79.5 75.6 5.0
26.11 Biomathematics, bioinformatics, and computational biology 170 150 130 0 15 88.2 76.5 0
26.12 Biotechnology 440 345 320 25 100 78.4 72.7 7.2
26.13 Ecology, evolution, systematics and population biology 2,290 1,860 1,730 130 430 81.2 75.5 7.0
26.14 Molecular medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26.15 Neurobiology and neurosciences 420 320 305 20 95 76.2 72.6 6.2
26.99 Biological and biomedical sciences, other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.01 Biological and physical sciences 22,410 16,670 15,585 1,085 5,740 74.4 69.5 6.5
30.18 Natural sciences 95 75 70 0 25 78.9 73.7 0
30.19 Nutrition sciences 350 285 265 20 65 81.4 75.7 7.0
30.27 Human biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.32 Marine sciences 115 100 85 0 15 87.0 73.9 0
40. Physical sciences 23,550 16,335 15,260 1,080 7,215 69.4 64.8 6.6
40.01 Physical sciences, general 1,295 1,055 1,000 55 240 81.5 77.2 5.2
40.02 Astronomy and astrophysics 435 345 335 0 95 79.3 77.0 0
40.04 Atmospheric sciences and meteorology 610 380 355 25 230 62.3 58.2 6.6
40.05 Chemistry 9,285 6,285 5,935 345 2,995 67.7 63.9 5.5
40.06 Geological and Earth sciences/geosciences 5,810 4,365 4,000 370 1,445 75.1 68.8 8.5
40.08 Physics 5,460 3,530 3,275 255 1,930 64.7 60.0 7.2
40.10 Materials sciences 155 105 95 15 50 67.7 61.3 14.3
40.99 Physical sciences, other 505 275 270 0 225 54.5 53.5 0
41. Science technologies/technicians 3,760 2,265 2,125 140 1,495 60.2 56.5 6.2
41.00 Science technologies/technicians, general 2,370 1,360 1,325 35 1,010 57.4 55.9 2.6
41.01 Biology technician/biotechnology laboratory technician 305 270 235 40 25 88.5 77.0 14.8
41.02 Nuclear and industrial radiologic technologies/technicians 50 20 20 0 30 40.0 40.0 0
41.03 Physical science technologies/technicians 1,000 580 515 65 415 58.0 51.5 11.2
41.99 Science technologies/technicians, other 45 35 30 0 15 77.8 66.7 0
Mathematics, computer and information sciences 72,700 58,425 54,870 3,550 14,280 80.4 75.5 6.1
11. Computer and information sciences and support services 57,385 47,990 45,055 2,935 9,390 83.6 78.5 6.1
11.01 Computer and information sciences and support services, general 18,540 15,425 14,405 1,025 3,120 83.2 77.7 6.6
11.02 Computer programming 5,370 4,280 3,970 310 1,090 79.7 73.9 7.2
11.03 Data processing and data processing technology/technician 330 255 240 15 75 77.3 72.7 5.9
11.04 Information science/studies 370 305 275 30 70 82.4 74.3 9.8
11.05 Computer systems analysis/analyst 755 665 585 80 90 88.1 77.5 12.0
11.06 Data entry/microcomputer applications 1,715 1,235 1,125 110 480 72.0 65.6 8.9
11.07 Computer science 23,035 19,815 18,885 925 3,220 86.0 82.0 4.7
11.08 Computer software and media applications 2,505 2,220 2,010 205 290 88.6 80.2 9.2
11.09 Computer systems networking and telecommunications 55 25 25 0 35 45.5 45.5 0
11.10 Computer/information technology administration and management 3,825 3,100 2,900 205 730 81.0 75.8 6.6
11.99 Computer and information sciences and support services, other 880 675 635 40 205 76.7 72.2 5.9
25. Library science 5,595 3,665 3,490 180 1,935 65.5 62.4 4.9
25.01 Library science and administration 4,100 2,700 2,590 110 1,405 65.9 63.2 4.1
25.03 Library and archives assisting 1,485 960 895 65 525 64.6 60.3 6.8
25.99 Library science, other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27. Mathematics and statistics 9,045 6,270 5,860 410 2,780 69.3 64.8 6.5
27.01 Mathematics 7,225 4,960 4,615 345 2,265 68.7 63.9 7.0
27.03 Applied mathematics 495 405 380 20 90 81.8 76.8 4.9
27.05 Statistics 1,295 885 840 45 410 68.3 64.9 5.1
27.99 Mathematics and statistics, other 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.06 Systems science and theory 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30.08 Mathematics and computer science 645 475 445 25 170 73.6 69.0 5.3
30.30 Computational science 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Architecture, engineering, and related technologies 421,115 306,775 285,990 20,780 114,335 72.8 67.9 6.8
04. Architecture and related services 12,800 9,775 8,975 795 3,025 76.4 70.1 8.1
04.02 Architecture (BArch, BA, BS, BSc, MArch, MA, MS, MSc, PhD) 6,970 5,205 4,835 375 1,765 74.7 69.4 7.2
04.03 City/urban, community and regional planning 2,460 1,935 1,825 115 525 78.7 74.2 5.9
04.04 Environmental design/architecture 185 145 105 40 35 78.4 56.8 27.6
04.05 Interior architecture 145 95 85 0 50 65.5 58.6 0
04.06 Landscape architecture (BS, BSc, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD) 780 610 570 40 175 78.2 73.1 6.6
04.08 Architectural history and criticism 25 25 25 0 0 100.0 100.0 0
04.09 Architectural sciences and technology 2,080 1,655 1,430 225 420 79.6 68.8 13.6
04.10 Real estate development 50 45 40 0 0 90.0 80.0 0
04.99 Architecture and related services, other 95 60 60 0 35 63.2 63.2 0
14. Engineering 98,670 74,965 70,565 4,400 23,705 76.0 71.5 5.9
14.01 Engineering, general 19,205 14,365 13,675 685 4,840 74.8 71.2 4.8
14.02 Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical/space engineering 1,320 1,035 985 45 285 78.4 74.6 4.3
14.03 Agricultural engineering 680 500 435 65 180 73.5 64.0 13.0
14.04 Architectural engineering 315 225 205 25 90 71.4 65.1 11.1
14.05 Bioengineering and biomedical engineering 495 420 405 15 80 84.8 81.8 3.6
14.06 Ceramic sciences and engineering 20 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
14.07 Chemical engineering 4,030 2,745 2,595 160 1,285 68.1 64.4 5.8
14.08 Civil engineering 14,430 10,690 10,100 595 3,740 74.1 70.0 5.6
14.09 Computer engineering 5,620 4,900 4,550 345 715 87.2 81.0 7.0
14.10 Electrical, electronics and communications engineering 20,085 15,490 14,535 955 4,600 77.1 72.4 6.2
14.11 Engineering mechanics 155 125 115 0 30 80.6 74.2 0
14.12 Engineering physics/applied physics 690 560 530 30 130 81.2 76.8 5.4
14.13 Engineering science 190 95 85 0 100 50.0 44.7 0
14.14 Environmental/environmental health engineering 1,020 850 810 35 175 83.3 79.4 4.1
14.18 Materials engineering 580 435 425 0 150 75.0 73.3 0
14.19 Mechanical engineering 14,070 10,475 9,825 655 3,600 74.4 69.8 6.3
14.20 Metallurgical engineering 355 215 190 20 140 60.6 53.5 9.3
14.21 Mining and mineral engineering 1,425 950 890 55 475 66.7 62.5 5.8
14.22 Naval architecture and marine engineering 1,220 915 855 55 310 75.0 70.1 6.0
14.23 Nuclear engineering 45 35 30 0 0 77.8 66.7 0
14.24 Ocean engineering 30 0 0 0 15 0 0 0
14.25 Petroleum engineering 390 290 275 15 100 74.4 70.5 5.2
14.27 Systems engineering 285 240 220 25 40 84.2 77.2 10.4
14.28 Textile sciences and engineering 165 125 95 0 35 75.8 57.6 0
14.32 Polymer/plastics engineering 90 75 80 0 0 83.3 88.9 0
14.33 Construction engineering 2,270 1,845 1,670 180 420 81.3 73.6 9.8
14.34 Forest engineering 285 185 170 0 105 64.9 59.6 0
14.35 Industrial engineering 1,715 1,250 1,205 45 465 72.9 70.3 3.6
14.36 Manufacturing engineering 260 220 190 30 40 84.6 73.1 13.6
14.37 Operations research 100 90 85 0 0 90.0 85.0 0
14.38 Surveying engineering 835 595 570 25 240 71.3 68.3 4.2
14.39 Geological/geophysical engineering 660 455 440 20 210 68.9 66.7 4.4
14.40 Paper science and engineering 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14.41 Electromechanical engineering 150 85 85 0 60 56.7 56.7 0
14.42 Mechatronics, robotics, and automation engineering 620 495 470 30 125 79.8 75.8 6.1
14.43 Biochemical engineering 50 40 30 0 0 80.0 60.0 0
14.44 Engineering chemistry 95 65 65 0 35 68.4 68.4 0
14.45 Biological/biosystems engineering 55 45 50 0 0 81.8 90.9 0
14.99 Engineering, other 4,635 3,800 3,585 215 835 82.0 77.3 5.7
15. Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields 70,110 50,260 47,090 3,170 19,850 71.7 67.2 6.3
15.00 Engineering technology, general 8,130 5,495 5,190 310 2,635 67.6 63.8 5.6
15.01 Architectural engineering technology/technician 280 220 220 0 55 78.6 78.6 0
15.02 Civil engineering technology/technician 4,735 3,475 3,275 195 1,265 73.4 69.2 5.6
15.03 Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians 18,860 12,995 12,285 715 5,865 68.9 65.1 5.5
15.04 Electromechanical and instrumentation and maintenance technologies/technicians 3,170 2,285 2,195 90 890 72.1 69.2 3.9
15.05 Environmental control technologies/technicians 2,750 2,320 2,115 205 430 84.4 76.9 8.8
15.06 Industrial production technologies/technicians 1,320 895 850 40 430 67.8 64.4 4.5
15.07 Quality control and safety technologies/technicians 2,275 1,725 1,470 255 550 75.8 64.6 14.8
15.08 Mechanical engineering related technologies/technicians 7,675 4,925 4,640 290 2,745 64.2 60.5 5.9
15.09 Mining and petroleum technologies/technicians 2,885 1,935 1,705 230 955 67.1 59.1 11.9
15.10 Construction engineering technology/technician 1,925 1,555 1,515 40 370 80.8 78.7 2.6
15.11 Engineering-related technologies 1,925 1,380 1,280 100 545 71.7 66.5 7.2
15.12 Computer engineering technologies/technicians 5,880 5,005 4,615 390 875 85.1 78.5 7.8
15.13 Drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians 7,540 5,495 5,215 275 2,050 72.9 69.2 5.0
15.14 Nuclear engineering technology/technician 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15.15 Engineering-related fields 120 105 110 0 10 87.5 91.7 0
15.16 Nanotechnology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15.99 Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, other 610 445 410 35 165 73.0 67.2 7.9
30.12 Historic preservation and conservation 80 60 55 0 20 75.0 68.8 0
46. Construction trades 92,090 68,055 62,415 5,640 24,030 73.9 67.8 8.3
46.00 Construction trades, general 3,195 2,320 2,205 110 875 72.6 69.0 4.7
46.01 Masonry/mason 1,850 1,135 1,065 70 710 61.4 57.6 6.2
46.02 Carpentry/carpenter 27,080 20,300 18,300 2,000 6,780 75.0 67.6 9.9
46.03 Electrical and power transmission installers 26,895 19,945 18,565 1,380 6,950 74.2 69.0 6.9
46.04 Building/construction finishing, management and inspection 14,020 10,495 9,605 895 3,525 74.9 68.5 8.5
46.05 Plumbing and related water supply services 18,300 13,300 12,180 1,125 5,000 72.7 66.6 8.5
46.99 Construction trades, other 750 560 505 60 185 74.7 67.3 10.7
47. Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians 101,205 72,040 67,895 4,140 29,170 71.2 67.1 5.7
47.00 Mechanics and repairers, general 8,725 6,170 5,735 435 2,560 70.7 65.7 7.1
47.01 Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology 6,870 4,450 4,215 235 2,420 64.8 61.4 5.3
47.02 Heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician 3,800 3,045 2,955 90 755 80.1 77.8 3.0
47.03 Heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies 22,805 15,945 15,020 925 6,860 69.9 65.9 5.8
47.04 Precision systems maintenance and repair technologies 3,705 2,595 2,490 110 1,105 70.0 67.2 4.2
47.05 Stationary energy sources installer and operator 8,125 5,395 5,190 205 2,735 66.4 63.9 3.8
47.06 Vehicle maintenance and repair technologies 46,965 34,310 32,185 2,125 12,650 73.1 68.5 6.2
47.99 Mechanic and repair technologies/technicians, other 215 130 105 0 85 60.5 48.8 0
48. Precision production 46,160 31,625 28,990 2,635 14,535 68.5 62.8 8.3
48.00 Precision production trades, general 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
48.03 Leatherworking and upholstery 845 490 480 0 360 58.0 56.8 0
48.05 Precision metal working 38,955 26,630 24,365 2,260 12,330 68.4 62.5 8.5
48.07 Woodworking 4,030 3,005 2,765 240 1,030 74.6 68.6 8.0
48.08 Boilermaking/boilermaker 1,310 735 645 90 575 56.1 49.2 12.2
48.99 Precision production, other 1,010 770 735 35 245 76.2 72.8 4.5
Agriculture, natural resources and conservation 49,275 37,370 35,125 2,240 11,905 75.8 71.3 6.0
01. Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences 24,210 17,630 16,720 910 6,580 72.8 69.1 5.2
01.00 Agriculture, general 5,765 3,805 3,640 160 1,960 66.0 63.1 4.2
01.01 Agricultural business and management 975 685 655 30 285 70.3 67.2 4.4
01.02 Agricultural mechanization 310 235 210 0 70 75.8 67.7 0
01.03 Agricultural production operations 1,740 1,260 1,190 70 475 72.4 68.4 5.6
01.04 Agricultural and food products processing 280 160 155 0 120 57.1 55.4 0
01.05 Agricultural and domestic animal services 1,360 1,115 1,040 70 255 82.0 76.5 6.3
01.06 Applied horticulture/horticultural business services 9,190 7,050 6,690 360 2,140 76.7 72.8 5.1
01.07 International agriculture 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
01.08 Agricultural public services 25 20 20 0 0 80.0 80.0 0
01.09 Animal sciences 1,630 1,195 1,110 85 440 73.3 68.1 7.1
01.10 Food science and technology 2,080 1,500 1,425 70 585 72.1 68.5 4.7
01.11 Plant sciences 560 405 375 30 160 72.3 67.0 7.4
01.12 Soil sciences 240 170 165 0 75 70.8 68.8 0
01.99 Agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences, other 35 25 25 0 0 71.4 71.4 0
03. Natural resources and conservation 25,065 19,740 18,410 1,335 5,320 78.8 73.4 6.8
03.01 Natural resources conservation and research 5,270 4,455 4,225 230 815 84.5 80.2 5.2
03.02 Natural resources management and policy 3,365 2,855 2,615 240 505 84.8 77.7 8.4
03.03 Fishing and fisheries sciences and management 460 390 365 25 70 84.8 79.3 6.4
03.05 Forestry 15,080 11,230 10,520 710 3,845 74.5 69.8 6.3
03.06 Wildlife and wildlands science and management 865 785 670 115 80 90.8 77.5 14.6
03.99 Natural resources and conservation, other 25 20 15 0 0 80.0 60.0 0
Health and related fields 308,880 218,980 207,890 11,085 89,905 70.9 67.3 5.1
31. Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies 20,730 16,995 15,825 1,170 3,730 82.0 76.3 6.9
31.01 Parks, recreation and leisure studies 3,505 2,895 2,715 185 600 82.6 77.5 6.4
31.03 Parks, recreation and leisure facilities management 375 300 290 0 75 80.0 77.3 0
31.05 Health and physical education/fitness 16,440 13,410 12,470 945 3,030 81.6 75.9 7.0
31.06 Outdoor education 365 355 315 35 15 97.3 86.3 9.9
31.99 Parks, recreation, leisure and fitness studies, other 45 35 40 0 0 77.8 88.9 0
51. Health professions and related programs 284,115 199,030 189,215 9,825 85,080 70.1 66.6 4.9
51.00 Health services/allied health/health sciences, general 10,850 7,660 7,105 550 3,195 70.6 65.5 7.2
51.01 Chiropractic (DC) 1,095 950 940 0 140 86.8 85.8 0
51.02 Communication disorders sciences and services 1,785 1,435 1,420 20 350 80.4 79.6 1.4
51.04 Dentistry (DDS, DMD) 4,005 3,045 2,940 95 965 76.0 73.4 3.1
51.05 Advanced/graduate dentistry and oral sciences (Cert., MS, MSc, PhD) 740 550 540 0 190 74.3 73.0 0
51.06 Dental support services and allied professions 16,935 13,070 12,540 520 3,870 77.2 74.0 4.0
51.07 Health and medical administrative services 21,515 16,085 14,960 1,125 5,430 74.8 69.5 7.0
51.08 Allied health and medical assisting services 11,630 8,945 8,190 755 2,685 76.9 70.4 8.4
51.09 Allied health diagnostic, intervention and treatment professions 9,955 7,625 7,400 230 2,330 76.6 74.3 3.0
51.10 Clinical/medical laboratory science/research and allied professions 8,040 5,660 5,450 210 2,375 70.4 67.8 3.7
51.11 Health/medical preparatory programs 245 135 120 0 105 55.1 49.0 0
51.12 Medicine (MD) 12,255 9,495 9,170 325 2,755 77.5 74.8 3.4
51.14 Medical scientist (MS, MSc, PhD) 3,205 2,315 2,250 65 890 72.2 70.2 2.8
51.15 Mental and social health services and allied professions 4,620 3,380 3,160 220 1,245 73.2 68.4 6.5
51.17 Optometry (OD) 735 615 615 0 120 83.7 83.7 0
51.18 Ophthalmic and optometric support services and allied professions 2,475 1,765 1,720 40 715 71.3 69.5 2.3
51.19 Osteopathic medicine/osteopathy (DO) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51.20 Pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and administration 7,470 5,750 5,520 235 1,720 77.0 73.9 4.1
51.21 Podiatric medicine/podiatry (DPM) 95 90 90 0 0 94.7 94.7 0
51.22 Public health 2,410 1,790 1,655 125 630 74.3 68.7 7.0
51.23 Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions 9,845 7,555 7,250 310 2,290 76.7 73.6 4.1
51.24 Veterinary medicine (DVM) 1,805 1,410 1,380 35 400 78.1 76.5 2.5
51.25 Veterinary biomedical and clinical sciences (Cert., MS, MSc, PhD) 375 285 275 15 85 76.0 73.3 5.3
51.26 Health aides/attendants/orderlies 35,000 25,610 23,940 1,665 9,395 73.2 68.4 6.5
51.27 Medical illustration and informatics 105 95 90 0 0 90.5 85.7 0
51.31 Dietetics and clinical nutrition services 2,385 1,720 1,610 110 670 72.1 67.5 6.4
51.32 Bioethics/medical ethics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
51.33 Alternative and complementary medicine and medical systems 2,650 2,075 1,990 85 580 78.3 75.1 4.1
51.34 Alternative and complementary medical support services 2,070 1,625 1,590 35 445 78.5 76.8 2.2
51.35 Somatic bodywork and related therapeutic services 4,305 3,705 3,455 245 605 86.1 80.3 6.6
51.36 Movement and mind-body therapies 450 340 335 0 105 75.6 74.4 0
51.37 Energy-based and biologically-based therapies 475 325 305 20 150 68.4 64.2 6.2
51.38 Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing 85,015 52,615 50,545 2,070 32,395 61.9 59.5 3.9
51.39 Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants 19,290 11,090 10,460 630 8,200 57.5 54.2 5.7
51.99 Health professions and related clinical sciences, other 250 215 185 25 35 86.0 74.0 11.6
60. Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs 4,040 2,945 2,855 95 1,095 72.9 70.7 3.2
60.01 Dental residency programs 145 125 120 0 20 86.2 82.8 0
60.03 Veterinary residency programs 45 20 20 0 25 44.4 44.4 0
60.04 Medical residency programs - general certificates 3,045 2,190 2,130 55 855 71.9 70.0 2.5
60.05 Medical residency programs - subspecialty certificates 395 330 310 0 60 83.5 78.5 0
60.06 Podiatric medicine residency programs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
60.99 Dental, medical and veterinary residency programs, other 410 285 270 0 130 69.5 65.9 0
Personal, protective and transportation services 116,025 84,675 77,990 6,685 31,350 73.0 67.2 7.9
12. Personal and culinary services 73,025 53,175 49,120 4,060 19,845 72.8 67.3 7.6
12.03 Funeral service and mortuary science 400 310 290 20 90 77.5 72.5 6.5
12.04 Cosmetology and related personal grooming services 40,770 28,270 26,115 2,150 12,500 69.3 64.1 7.6
12.05 Culinary arts and related services 31,855 24,605 22,710 1,890 7,255 77.2 71.3 7.7
12.99 Personal and culinary services, other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28. Military science, leadership and operational art 405 180 165 0 230 44.4 40.7 0
28.08 Military science, leadership and operational art 405 180 165 0 225 44.4 40.7 0
29. Military technologies and applied sciences 1,670 740 700 45 930 44.3 41.9 6.1
29.05 Military technologies and applied sciences 1,670 740 700 45 930 44.3 41.9 6.1
43. Security and protective services 13,655 10,555 10,000 555 3,100 77.3 73.2 5.3
43.01 Criminal justice and corrections 9,295 7,240 6,865 380 2,060 77.9 73.9 5.2
43.02 Fire protection 3,615 2,705 2,560 150 905 74.8 70.8 5.5
43.03 Security and protective services, specialized programs 485 435 415 20 50 89.7 85.6 4.6
43.99 Security and protective services, other 260 175 165 0 90 67.3 63.5 0
49. Transportation and materials moving 27,260 20,020 18,005 2,005 7,245 73.4 66.0 10.0
49.01 Air transportation 6,565 4,690 4,385 305 1,875 71.4 66.8 6.5
49.02 Ground transportation 11,625 9,040 7,875 1,160 2,595 77.8 67.7 12.8
49.03 Marine transportation 8,405 5,825 5,340 485 2,580 69.3 63.5 8.3
49.99 Transportation and materials moving, other 665 465 410 60 200 69.9 61.7 12.9
Other 270 150 125 20 115 55.6 46.3 13.3
30.99 Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary studies, other 265 150 130 25 120 56.6 49.1 16.7

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

'Highest certificate, diploma or degree' refers to the highest certificate, diploma or degree completed based on a hierarchy which is generally related to the amount of time spent 'in-class.' For postsecondary completers, a university education is considered to be a higher level of schooling than a college education, while a college education is considered to be a higher level of education than in the trades. Although some trades requirements may take as long or longer to complete than a given college or university program, the majority of time is spent in on-the-job paid training and less time is spent in the classroom.

For further definitions, refer to the National Household Survey Dictionary, Catalogue no. 99-000-X. For any 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 2

'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

Excludes National Household Survey data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 4

For the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) estimates, the global non-response rate (GNR) is used as an indicator of data quality. This indicator combines complete non-response (household) and partial non-response (question) into a single rate. The value of the GNR is presented to users. A smaller GNR indicates a lower risk of non-response bias and as a result, lower risk of inaccuracy. The threshold used for estimates' suppression is a GNR of 50% or more. For more information, please refer to the National Household Survey User Guide, 2011.

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Footnote 5

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

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Footnote 6

'Major field of study' is defined as the main discipline or subject of learning. It is collected for the highest certificate, diploma or degree above the high school or secondary school level and classified according to the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2011. This variable shows the hierarchy of the 'primary groupings' (a CIP variant) with detail for the 2-digit 'series' and the 4-digit 'sub-series.'
For more information on the CIP classification, see the Classification of Instructional Programs, Canada 2011, Catalogue no. 12-590-X available from: www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/classification-eng.htm.
We recommend that users not make comparisons between categories of the CIP Canada 2011 and the CIP Canada 2000 classification systems on the basis of their labels. Even though many entries in the two classifications are similar, direct comparison could be inappropriate, given the numerous changes made at the detailed level to update the classification.

For 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 7

'No postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree' includes persons who have not completed an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma, a college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma or a university certificate, diploma or degree.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 99-012-X2011058.

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