By the numbers - Back to school

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By the numbers - Back to school

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Teachers across Canada

766,200 - The total number of teachers, professors and counsellors in Canada as of 2019.

Source: Statistics Canada, Table 14-10-0335-01, Labour force characteristics by occupation, annual (x 1,000)

Postsecondary school moves online

92% - The percentage of participants who reported that some or all of their courses moved online.

Source: Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on postsecondary students

Education levels in Canada

58% - The percentage of Canadians aged 25 to 64 who had a college or university education* in 2018.

* The highest proportion among the G7 countries—compared with an average of 37% among OECD countries.

Source: Education indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2019 (81-604-X)

Dedicated teachers

797 - The average number of hours taught by primary school teachers in Canada in 2017/2018, which is more than the average of 783 hours reported in the 36 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Source: Education Indicators in Canada: An International Perspective, 2019

Youth in school with a disability

Half of youth with a disability require at least one aid, assistive device, or educational accommodation to follow their courses.

Source: Canadian Survey on Disability, 2017

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