Postsecondary attainment among Indigenous people in Canada: StatCan


In a recent analysis of Statistics Canada’s 2021 Census data, Alexandria Melvin reports on the postsecondary educational attainment and labour market outcomes of Indigenous adults aged 25 to 64. Melvin writes that approximately half of Indigenous adults held a postsecondary qualification in 2021 and that the share of Indigenous individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher had increased since the previous census. The share of Indigenous adults with postsecondary qualifications correlated with the level of remoteness of their residence: Those living in areas with greater access to economic centres demonstrated higher rates of postsecondary completion.

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