The Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP) is a joint venture of CMEC and Statistics Canada, working together as the Canadian Education Statistics Council (CESC), in collaboration with provincial and territorial ministries/departments responsible for education and training.

PCEIP presents a statistical portrait of the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education systems in various formats such as data tables, fact sheets, and reports. These products can be accessed on-line via the Statistics Canada Web site. The goal of PCEIP is to provide consistent and high-quality information on education from all provinces and territories to support informed decision making, policy development, and program creation.

PCEIP has two main areas of work:

The indicators in PCEIP capture a wide range of data in education, including the five main areas below:

  • A portrait of the school-age population
    E.g., population size, cultural diversity, low income, and family background

  • Financing education systems
    E.g., total expenditures on education, public and private expenditures on education, and student debt

  • Elementary-secondary education
    E.g., enrolments, educators, and student achievement

  • Postsecondary education
    E.g., enrolment, completion and graduation rates, educators, research and development, literacy, educational attainment of the population aged 25-64, and adult education

  • Transitions and outcomes
    E.g., transitions to postsecondary education and the labour market, and labour market outcomes

For a complete list of PCEIP tables, please click here.