Back to School, 2022... by the numbers

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By the numbers - Back to School, 2022

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Elementary and secondary school

In 2019/2020, 5.4 million Canadian children were enrolled in regular programs for youth in elementary and secondary schools.

In 2019/2020, nearly 53,000 Canadian children were enrolled in a regular Indigenous language program in a public elementary or secondary school.

College and university

Two years after graduation, the top paying field for both university and college graduates (class of 2018) was health and related fields.

In Canada, the top-paying career field two years after graduation for the class of 2018 was health and related fields ($47,000 for career, technical or professional training diploma holders; $68,900 for undergraduate degree holders).


In 2020, there were 55,455 new Canadian apprenticeship registrations. Fewer people decided to start a new apprenticeship program in 2020 than at any other point in time for which comparable data are available.

In 2019, the three highest-earning trades one year after certification were powerline technician ($118,580), crane operator ($102,560), and industrial instrumentation and control technician ($101,620).

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