Indigenous education and employment trends in selected cities, 2011 .: R3-178/2016E-PDF

The urban Indigenous adult population is growing both in absolute numbers and as a proportion of the total adult population. The proportion of the Indigenous population with post-secondary qualifications is higher in large cities than in other parts of Canada and has now reached 45%. Still, the percent of the urban Indigenous population with university certificates or degrees remains lower than the general population. Indigenous educational levels are higher in cities in eastern and central Canada than in western cities. The gap in postsecondary education between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous populations is also smallest in cities in eastern and central Canada and largest in prairie cities. There are differences among Indigenous identity groups but these are not as large as the differences between the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous populations. Higher levels of education, and especially university-level qualifications, are strongly associated with higher rates of employment, greater parity between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous populations, and between men and women.

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Department/Agency Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
Title Indigenous education and employment trends in selected cities, 2011 .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Tendances en matière de scolarité et d’emploi chez les autochtones dans des villes choisies en 2011.
This is the fifth in a series of reports based on the 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006 Censuses and the 2011 National Household Survey. For the fourth report, please see R3-178/2013E-PDF.
Publishing information [Gatineau, QC] : Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, c2015.
Description [4] p. (un-numbered pages)
ISBN 978-0-660-04236-7
Catalogue number
  • R3-178/2016E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number QS-7133-000-EE-A1
Subject terms Aboriginal peoples
Urban communities
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