Education and training

Canada’s education system is one of the best performing in the world. Our system attracts people from around the world, supports our dynamism, and allows people of all backgrounds a chance to succeed. High quality and accessible education and training in Canada are essential to support future growth.

This section explores indicators related to Canada’s public spending, performance, and participation across all levels of education and training.

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The report highlights that, even with Canada’s strong performance on education, there are gaps in support and barriers to educational attainment for many Canadians. It also discusses the disruptive impact of Covid-19 for students, from the primary to post-secondary levels.

Public spending on education (primary and secondary levels)
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Public spending on training
Direction Canada is trending
Falling behind
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Proportion of population with tertiary (post-secondary) education
Direction Canada is trending
Leading
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Performance in reading, science and math among 15-year olds
Direction Canada is trending
Leading
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Youth not in employment, education or training
Direction Canada is trending
On track
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Education and training indicators
Needs attention
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Falling behind
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Leading
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Leading
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On track
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