StatCan releases data on new entrants to postsecondary by Indigenous identity

Statistics Canada has released data on new entrants to college and university, which shows the differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. As part of this release, StatCan created a highlights tool that shows the distribution of new entrants by Indigenous identity; the educational qualifications and field of study they pursued; and their gender, age, and province of study. Among the key findings from the data, StatCan notes that Indigenous students represented 5% of all students who were admitted to one of the five main postsecondary qualifications in 2021/22. Indigenous students were more likely than their counterparts to start a career, technical, or professional training certificate and slightly less likely to pursue STEM programs.

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