The Canadian Education Statistics Council Releases Updated Indicators in Education


Toronto, June 16, 2008 -- The Canadian Education Statistics Council, a partnership between the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) and Statistics Canada, released today 63 updated tables from the report Education Indicators in Canada: A Report of the Pan-Canadian Education Indicators Program (PCEIP). Released in December 2007, the report is a comprehensive data compendium on the characteristics and functioning of education systems in the provinces and territories. It examines key developments and emerging trends related to the school-age population, the financing of education systems, and the school-to-work transition.

The updated tables include data from the 2006 Census, information on public expenditure, household expenditures on education, university tuition fees, public elementary-secondary school enrolment and educators, postsecondary enrolment and graduation and university educators, university research and development, and the transition between school and the labour force.

This update contains new tables looking at the results from the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey for numeracy by age group, sex, and urban/rural status. The update also includes a number of tables focusing on Aboriginal populations, looking at demographic information, numeracy, and the impact of educational attainment.

"The PCEIP tables are used by each province and territory for interjurisdictional comparisons. The tables provide a perspective on education across Canada and over time," indicated the Director General of CMEC, Dr. Raymond Théberge. The next set of updated tables is scheduled for release in December 2008 by the Canadian Education Statistics Council.

The new tables are available for download at

CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects in areas of mutual interest and concern.


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