Canada’s workforce

Canada believes in its people and welcomes talent from around the world. That’s why as a percentage of its GDP, Canada spends more dollars on education than any other country in the world. In addition, Canada has implemented progressive immigration policies and invites skilled people from around the world to make Canada their home.

The pay-off on that investment has been huge – especially in terms of developing sophisticated knowledge workers.

Facts about Canada’s Education System
Number One in higher education achievement – More than half of Canadians between the ages of 25 to 35 have a post-secondary education, either at university, college or technical school.
Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2006
First in North America for secondary school enrolment – Canada ranks 3rd in the world, far head of the US (26th) and Mexico (53th ). Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2006
Canada outperforms the United States in educational system, educational assessment, language skills, economic literacy, quality of engineers. Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2006.
One of the world’s top performers in math, science and literacy – Based on the US department of education 2006 study, Canada systematically outperformed the US in math, science and literacy. Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, 2006
Two Canadian universities are in the top 25 business schools of the Financial Times MBA ranking 2006 – Canada’s York University and the University of Western Ontario are ranked among the best MBA schools in the world in 18th and 24th position respectively. Canada also ranked 3rd worldwide in terms of number of programs offered.

 Source: Financial Times

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