Postsecondary enrolments by institution type, sex and field of study (Both sexes)
|Total, instructional programs||2,054,943||1,306,110||748,833|
|Personal improvement and leisure||25,224||4,542||20,685|
|Visual and performing arts, and communications technologies||82,389||46,188||36,204|
|Social and behavioural sciences and law||276,213||224,700||51,513|
|Business, management and public administration||377,931||237,753||140,178|
|Physical and life sciences and technologies||133,062||124,773||8,289|
|Mathematics, computer and information sciences||66,207||44,859||21,351|
|Architecture, engineering and related technologies||216,066||126,738||89,331|
|Agriculture, natural resources and conservation||29,397||20,703||8,697|
|Health and related fields||251,874||158,307||93,564|
|Personal, protective and transportation services||42,900||7,152||35,748|
|Other instructional programs||146,061||60,153||85,908|
|Notes: All counts are randomly rounded to a multiple of 3 using the following procedure: counts which are already a multiple of 3 are not adjusted; counts one greater than a multiple of 3 are adjusted to the next lowest multiple of 3 with a probability of two-thirds and to the next highest multiple of 3 with a probability of one-third. The probabilities are reversed for counts that are one less than a multiple of 3. |
The data are subject to revision.
Figures may not add up because of the exclusion of the "sex unknown" category in the table or because of rounding.
Enrolments are based on students enrolled in the postsecondary institutions at the time of the fall snapshot date, that is, a single date chosen by the institution which falls from September 30th to December 1st. Therefore students who are not enrolled during this time period are excluded and enrolment totals do not represent a full academic year. This has a greater impact on Colleges as they have a continuous intake of students and shorter programs. It should also be noted, enrolments are based on program counts and not student counts. If a student is enrolled in more than one program as of the snapshot date, then all of their programs are included in the count.
The enrolment counts exclude apprenticeship programs.
The Primary Groupings of the Classification of Instructional Programs for enrolments and graduates are adapted from the 2011 Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP), Statistics Canada's standard for the classification of instructional programs.
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 477-0019.
Last modified: 2016-11-23.
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