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June 2008

Adult learning and the world of work

Close to half of adult Canadians participated in adult education and training courses and programs in 2002. The vast majority were motivated to do so for job-related reasons. This suggests that a large proportion of Canadians are active participants in what is now commonly referred to as the 'knowledge-based economy' and are ready to upgrade their skills in order to improve and/or maintain their prospects in the labour market ... more.

Doctoral graduates in Canada 2004/2005

In knowledge-based economies, like Canada's and those of many other countries in the world, a premium is placed on highly-educated and highly-skilled individuals. The number of doctoral students graduating from Canadian universities has remained steady in recent years at around 4,000 graduates per year. Who are these graduates and what are their plans post graduation? ... more.


Get the first set of updates to selected indicators in Education Indicators in Canada: Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program 2007 (81-582-XIE).