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Klarka Zeman at 13:17:41
Thank you for your question. We are only able to produce these statistics at the provincial level.
Klarka Zeman at 13:18:36
Hello simon.savard, thank you for your question. The rate in Chart A.2.1 is the sum of the graduation rates for this type of diploma at each age. These graduation rates are calculated by dividing the number of graduates of a given age by the population of this age. It can be interpreted as the probability that a person will receive their high school diploma in their lifetime. Sometimes there may be more graduates in an age group than people in the population estimates, which is why there can be a rate above 100%.
Sylvie Brunet at 13:20:03
Thank you for your question. These two charts show different numbers. Chart A.2.1 shows an estimated probability that an individual will earn their high school diploma in their lifetime, while Chart A.2.3 measures the successful completion within the period typically needed to earn a diploma of the cohort of grade 10 students (Secondary III in Quebec).
Sylvie Brunet at 13:23:54
Hello @skathleens. Thank you for your question. A.1.1 uses the Labour Force Survey which surveys individuals aged 15 and older in the Canadian population. Therefore, recent immigrants could be included in the 57%. The report does not include information on Canadian born individuals only. Please feel free to send an email to STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca for further
Michael Martin at 13:34:48
Thank you for your question, JohnSmith. Yes, a PDF report is currently being prepared and will be available from the Statistics Canada website around the end of January 2018.
Klarka Zeman at 13:40:42
Hello JulieB, thanks very much for your question. Unfortunately, we do not have a language dimension in this publication. However, the recently released census data would have information on this topic. Please contact STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca.
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Greg Christ at 13:41:50
Hi @sushmag. Thanks for the question. That information goes beyond the scope of this paper. However, that data could be available through a custom tabulation. Please contact STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca. There is also a recent fact sheet about international students, which may be of interest to you: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/81-599-x/81-599-x2016011-eng.htm.
Michael Martin at 13:44:51
Thank you for your question, Merrillcooper. Could you please clarify what you mean by SA groups?
Klarka Zeman at 13:53:46
Thank you for the clarification, merrillcooper. While we are not able to provide raw data, we do have a number of indicators in our regular Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program publication about the school-aged population by Aboriginal identity, immigrant status, family status and income. Please refer to section A of this report. An additional source would be the recently released census data. Please contact STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca for more information.
Greg Christ at 13:57:34
Thanks for the question, @JulieB. Unfortunately the current publication does not give details on funding source, and only has the most recent year of data on expenditure per student (2014/2015). However data for the previous years are available in prior publications: http://www5.statcan.gc.ca/olc-cel/olc.action?objId=81-604-X&objType=2&lang=en&limit=0.
Klarka Zeman at 13:59:53
Thank you for your question, JulieB. In this report, we have some information on the barriers reported by 25- to 64-year-olds to participating in formal and non-formal education. Please refer to this table in the report.
Michael Martin at 14:03:41
Thank you for your question, skathleens. You are correct, this report does not use the most recent census data, as they were not available at the time the report was prepared.