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Canada leads the G7 for the most educated workforce, thanks to immigrants, young adults and a strong college sector, but is experiencing significant losses in apprenticeship certificate holders in key trades
The number of degree holders in the working-age population rose by nearly one-fifth from 2016 to 2021, driven by recent immigrants and young adults, but the number of apprenticeship certificate holders in key trades fields declined.
Jobs in Canada: Navigating changing local labour markets
In recent years, employment growth has been strongest in health care and social assistance; construction; and professional, scientific and technical services. This is reflected in the jobs that Canadians do, and, at the time of the census in May 2021, there were 485,000 doctors and nurses, 948,000 technical tradespeople, and 614,000 information technology professionals.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed commuting patterns for good?
The way Canadians commute was altered in 2021 by the pandemic, with lockdowns to slow the spread of COVID-19 and changes in how and where Canadians worked leading to 2.8 million fewer commuters, compared with five years earlier.
Question-level quality indicators for long-form content of the 2021 Census of Population
Data quality indicators for some questions asked on the 2021 Census of Population long-form questionnaire are now available. These quality indicators include non-response rates and imputation rates for the questions on housing and Indigenous peoples. Indicators for other questions asked on the long-form questionnaire will become available in the coming months.
897,000 children are eligible for instruction in the minority official language in Canada
In 2021, 304,000 children were eligible for instruction in English in Quebec and 593,000 children were eligible for instruction in French in Canada outside Quebec. Nearly half were living in the urban centres of Montréal, Toronto and Ottawa–Gatineau, while more than a third of children in New Brunswick were eligible. Two-thirds of children eligible for instruction in the minority official language received instruction in that language.
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