Indigenous youth : post-secondary education and the labour market.: R3-233/2016E-PDF

The findings of this study on Indigenous youth and postsecondary education point to the opportunities and challenges in incorporating the young Indigenous population into the Canadian labour force. On the one hand, Indigenous youths’ educational attainment increased between 2006 and 2011. In addition, a higher proportion of Indigenous youth are now completing postsecondary programs. Those Indigenous youth who received post-secondary credentials are having greater labour market success. This population forms a significant source of labour for the Canadian economy, given the growing numbers of Indigenous youth actively participating in the labour market and their increasing educational levels. This is especially so in the western provinces and in northern Canada. On the other hand, attendance rates and educational attainment levels of Indigenous youth remained well below Canadian averages. While they are participating in the labour market, many Indigenous youth lack the credentials needed to achieve greater success.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
Title Indigenous youth : post-secondary education and the labour market.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Jeunes autochtones : éducation postsecondaire et marché du travail.
Publishing information [Gatineau, QC] : Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, c2015.
Description [4] p. (un-numbered pages)
ISBN 978-0-660-04238-1
Catalogue number
  • R3-233/2016E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number QS-7134-000-EE-A1
Subject terms Aboriginal youth
Postsecondary education
Labour market
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