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By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to®
Many Canadians take pride in the fact that their country is a world leader when it comes to multiculturalism. Yet things have shifted in the past few years. 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and religious manifestations in the public domain have raised some worries and hostility in regard to multicultural policies and specific minorities. interviewed specialists and spoke to students and recent graduates on questions raised by this new reality. Does multiculturalism reinforce our feeling of belonging to Canadian society or does it exacerbate our differences? (Full Story)
Just over 1,955,300 students were enrolled in Canadian public postsecondary institutions during the academic year 2010/2011, a 2.7% increase from the previous year. (Full Story)
During the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009, the decline in employment at the Canada level reflected mostly net employment losses among individuals with less than a high school diploma. (Full Story)
People who have parents with a university degree remain more likely to get a university education than children whose parents do not have a degree, although the gap between the two groups has narrowed over time. (Full Story)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
In 2006, close to 60% of postsecondary graduates 25 to 54 years of age considered their job to be closely related to their education. (Full Story)
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