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The Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) is a national survey that enables Statistics Canada to provide detailed information on enrolments and graduates of Canadian public postsecondary institutions in order to meet policy and planning needs in the field of postsecondary education. The information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection periods:
From June 12th, 2017 to April 30th, 2018
Collection methods:
Electronic administrative files – record layout
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act.

    Statistics Canada will use the information from this survey for statistical purposes.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey collects information on:

    • enrolment and graduate counts in Canadian public postsecondary institutions (universities and colleges)
    • field of study
    • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP 2011)
    • program type and credential type
    • registration status
    • year of enrolment and year of convocation or graduation
    • gender
    • citizenship
    • immigration status
    • mother tongue
  • Block Information on Published data

    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats; the following list includes the latest articles and related documents for this survey:

  • Questionnaires, definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5017
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