May 26, 2015


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Manitobans below national average in education

Manitobans trail the Canadian average in almost every key education category.

Census data from 2011 released today by Statistics Canada show that 53.6 per cent of Manitobans aged 25 or over have some form of postsecondary certificate, diploma, or degree, compared to 59.6 per cent of all Canadians. Among that same age group, 17.9 per cent of us have graduated from college, compared to 19.6 per cent nationally, and for those with university degrees, 20.4 per cent of Manitobans have at least one degree compared to 23.3 per cent of all Canadians.

There are 21.4 per cent of Manitobans who have not even graduated from high school, compared to 17.3 per cent nationally.

In the trades, 19.5 per cent of Manitobans are in mechanics and repair technicians, our top field; the national average is 17.7 per cent.

Our top college program is some form of business, management, and marketing: 28.2 per cent, compared to 27.7 per cent across Canada.

And as for university grads, a whopping 19.3 per cent of Manitobans is in education, well above the national average of 14.3 per cent.

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