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Canada. Student enrolment in schools down
Just under 5.1 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Canada during the academic year 2008/2009, down 0.5% from the previous year. (Full Story)
Canada. High school dropout rate declines
In 1990/1991, nearly 340,000 or 16.6% of young people aged 20 to 24 had not completed a high school diploma and were not attending school. This high school dropout rate declined significantly through the 1990s and 2000s. (Full Story)
Canada. Student employment rate down
During the 2009/2010 school year, about 542,000 postsecondary students aged 15 to 24 held jobs. This represented an employment rate of 45%, down from 48% in 2007/2008, just before the economic downturn. Nevertheless, these rates were well above those during the 1970s when 25% of students were employed. (Full Story)
Canada. Student tuition fees up
Canadian full-time students in undergraduate programs this fall paid 4.0% more on average in tuition fees for the 2010/2011 academic year than they did a year earlier. This increase is slightly higher than the one for 2009/2010, when tuition fees rose 3.6%. (Full Story)
20% of Canadian teenagers no longer pursue a formal education
In 2008, 20% of Canadian teenagers aged 15 to 19 were no longer pursuing a formal education. This was higher than the average of 15% across the 31 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (Full Story)
Canada's Budget 2010 does not recognize students' needs, says major student organization
Ottawa, ON – Budget 2010 is making intelligent investments to help students find their way into post-secondary education, and assisting new graduates in finding employment, but has announced little for existing students facing over $500 million in lost income, due to the recession last summer, and are having difficulty paying for college and university.
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Canada. Health Minister provides funding to anti-tobacco project
Ottawa - Leona Aglukkaq, Canada's Minister of Health, will allocate just over $230,000 dollars in funding to the Student's Commission of Canada to develop initiatives that will engage youth in tobacco use reduction.
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Canada. Universities and affiliated teaching hospitals report $52 million as income from intellectual property
Canadian universities and affiliated teaching hospitals reported more than $52 million as income from intellectual property in 2007, down 12% from 2006. (Full Story)
Canada. School Enrolment Down
Just under 5.12 million students were enrolled in publicly funded elementary and secondary schools during 2007/2008, down 0.9% from the previous school year. (Full Story)
A difficult start to the summer for Canadian students
 The number of employed students fell by 59,000 compared with a year earlier, all in full time. At the same time, their participation in the labour force fell substantially from 75.2% to 68.6%. (Full Story)
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