Elementary-Secondary Education Survey (ESES)

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The Elementary-Secondary Education Survey (ESES) is administered annually by Statistics Canada and surveys every Ministry/Department of Education across Canada. The survey collects the following data for elementary and secondary schools: the number of students enrolled, the number of secondary school graduates, along with information on educators and expenditures.

The main objectives are to collect, analyze and publish relevant, comparable and timely statistics and to reduce the response burden on educational organizations that supply data.

The information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

Collection period:

From April 17 to June 07, 2024

Collection method:
The collection template (an Excel file containing multiple tabs) is sent to all respondents using the Electronic File Transfer Service (EFTS); completed collection templates are returned to Statistics Canada via the EFTS.
Survey participation:
Mandatory under the Statistics Act
  • Block Information Confidentiality


    Data are collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

    By law, Statistics Canada is prohibited from releasing any information it collects that 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 only.

  • Block Information on Record linkage

    Record linkage

    To enhance the data from this survey and reduce response burden, Statistics Canada may combine the information you provide with data from other surveys or administrative sources.

  • Block Information on Topics covered in the survey

    Topics covered in the survey

    The survey collects data about public and private school programs, and home-schooling programs, including

    • enrolments
    • graduates
    • ducators
    • expenditures.
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    Published data

    Statistics Canada publishes the results of its surveys in many formats. To find all the documents related to this survey, follow the links below and type the name of the survey in the search engine located at the left of your screen to filter the results.

    Data: You will find tables, profiles of a community or region, thematic maps, public use microdata files, and data visualization tools.

    Analysis: You will have direct access to Stats in brief (e.g., releases from The Daily, fact sheets), articles and reports, and journals and periodicals.

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