Percentage of Canadians 20 to 24 years of age in labour force completing high school

What it measures

Dimension: Overall academic achievement, attainment, and participation

This indicator reports the proportion of Canadians in their early twenties who have completed high school. Graduation rates have increased steadily over the past two decades. Today, nearly 90% of Canadians between the ages of 20 and 24 have a high school diploma.

Why this matters

Obtaining a high school diploma is, for many Canadians, an important first step in entering the workforce. Completing high school is tightly tied to living standards and health because of its relationship to potential future income and socioeconomic status.

Data source

Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey

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