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Canada 1971
Canada 1981
Canada 1991
Canada 2001
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Canada 1971 — source variable CA1971A_EDLEV — Level of schooling
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20. What is the highest grade or year of elementary or secondary school you ever attended? (See instruction booklet).
[] No schooling
[] Kindergarten
[] Elementary or secondary (grade or year)

[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12
[] 13


[Questions 22-40 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 21.]


23. How many years of schooling have you had since secondary school?

[] University

[] None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6

[] Other (See instruction booklet)

[] None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3


24. Do you have a university degree, certificate or diploma?

Mark highest academic qualification.
[] Non university degree, certificate or diploma
[] Yes, a university certificate or diploma (below Bachelor level
[] Yes, Bachelor degree
[] Yes, first professional degree
[] Yes, a Master's or equivalent or earned Doctorate (e.g. Ph.D., Ed. D.)

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20.
Fill one circle only to indicate highest grade or year attended. (Persons currently enrolled should give their present grade or year.)
Fill the circle for "No schooling" for children in day nurseries and nursery schools that do not have an educational programme.
Persons studying to complete a regular school grade by private instruction, correspondence or part-time attendance at class should report the grade or year in which these courses would be included in the regular day-time programme.
Persons who received their education outside of Canada or who did not attend a regular graded school, should make the best possible estimate of the level of schooling completed. The following guides may help:
(1) Grade 13 is Senior matriculation year in Ontario and British Columbia.
(2) Grade 12 is the Senior Matriculation year in Nova Scotia, Quebec and the Prairie
Provinces.
(3) Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward island do not have Senior
Matriculation. The normal school leaving years (Junior matriculation) are Grade 12 in Prince Edward island and New Brunswick, and Grade 11 in Newfoundland.
(4) In the Classical Colleges of Quebec, "Versification" is considered equivalent to Grade
11, and "Belles-Lettres" as beyond the secondary level (see Question 23).
(5) In the British school system, 5th Form (Grammar school or Public school) is to be
equated to Grade 13, and 6th Form to the first year at university.
(6) In the continental system, the first four years of Middle School (Lyceum, Gymnasium, College, etc.) correspond to Grades 9 to 12.


23.
Fill one circle only on each line.
If you have attended only part of a year at university or have attended the qualifying year, fill
the circle for "University 1".
If you have completed the 2nd (Sophomore) year at university but have taken three years to do
so, fill the circle for "University 2".
If you completed the 1st year in an Arts course then transferred to Medicine (or any other
faculty) and completed the 1st year of it, fill the circle for "University 2".
"Other" type of post-secondary schooling includes trade or business schools, institutes of
technology, community colleges, CEGEP's (in Quebec), teachers' colleges, schools of nursing, etc. Be sure to fill the appropriate circle (None, 1, 2, 3 +).
If you took one year in each of two different types of post-secondary schools (e.g., one year at
a technical institute and one year at teachers' college), fill the circle for "Other 2".


24.
"Yes, a university certificate or diploma (below Bachelor level)"

Fill this circle if you have completed a university certificate or diploma course, but have no university degree.

"Yes, Bachelor degree"
Fill this circle if your highest academic qualification is a Bachelor degree in the faculties of Arts, Science or Commerce (e.g., B.A., B. Sc., B. Comm. in a general or an honours course).

"Yes, First Professional degree"
Fill this circle if your highest academic qualification is a first level university degree in such specialized fields as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law, theology, education, engineering, architecture, forestry, etc.

"Yes, a Master's or equivalent, or earned Doctorate"
Fill this circle if you have an M.A., M. Sc., or other Master's degree or equivalent post-graduate diploma or certificate in medicine. If you have an earned Doctorate such as a Ph.D. or Ed. D., fill in this circle also.


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Canada 1981 — source variable CA1981A_EDLEV — Highest level of schooling
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[Questions 31-46 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 30.]


31. What is the highest grade or year of secondary (high) or elementary school you ever attended?

See guide for further information.
[] No schooling or kindergarten only
Or
[] Highest grade or year (1 to 13) of secondary or elementary school _ _


32. How many years of education have you ever completed at university?

[] None
[] Less than 1 year (of completed courses)
[] Number of completed years _ _


33. How many years of schooling have you ever completed at an institution other than a university, secondary (high) or elementary school? Include years of schooling at community colleges, institutes of technology, CEGEPs (general and professional), private trade schools or private business colleges, diploma schools of nursing, etc.

See guide for further information.
[] None
[] Less than 1 year (of completed courses)
[] Number of completed years _ _


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Canada 1991 — source variable CA1991A_EDLEV — Highest level of schooling
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STEP 10: Answer Questions 20 to 45 for each person aged 15 and over.


24. What is the highest grade (or year) of secondary (high school) or elementary school this person ever attended?

Enter highest number (1 to 13) of grades or years, excluding kindergarten.
Enter number (1 to 13) of grades or years of secondary and/or elementary school ____
Or
[] Never attended school or attended kindergarten only


28. What certificates, diplomas or degrees has this person ever obtained?

Include all qualifications obtained from secondary (high) schools, or trade schools and other postsecondary educational institutions.
Mark as many circles as applicable.
[] None - go to Question 30
[] Secondary/high school graduation certificate or equivalent
[] Trades certificate or diploma
[] Other non-university certificate or diploma (obtained at community college, CEGEP, institute of technology, etc.)
[] University certificate or diploma below bachelor level
[] Bachelor's degree(s) (e.g., B.A., B.Sc., LL.B.)
[] University certificate or diploma above bachelor level
[] Master's degree(s) (e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.)
[] Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry (M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.)
[] Earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.)

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Answer Questions 20 to 45 for each person aged 15 and over, that is, for each person born before June 4, 1976.


Question 24: Highest level of elementary or secondary schooling

In the box provided, enter the highest grade or level ever attended according to the province where school was attended.
For persons who now live in a province where the educational system is different, do not attempt to convert to the system of the province where they now live.
For persons who obtained their education outside Canada, estimate the equivalent level of schooling according to the educational system of the province where they now live.
For persons who studied in the classical colleges of Quebec, equate Versification with Grade 11.
For persons who are currently completing a regular school grade by private instruction or correspondence, or who are attending school part time during the day or evening, use the equivalent grade in the regular daytime program.
For persons who attended special education classes, or an institution where classes were ungraded, estimate as closely as possible the equivalent level in the mainstream school system of the province where they now live.


Question 28: Degrees

Mark the circle labelled Secondary/high school graduation certificate or equivalent for persons who graduated from high school, or obtained sufficient credits to constitute the equivalent of high school graduation.
Mark the circle labelled Trades certificate or diploma for persons who received a certificate or diploma through apprenticeship or journeyman training and/or in-school training, trades-level vocational and pre-vocational courses at community colleges, institutes of technology and similar institutions where the minimal entrance requirement was less than secondary/high school, junior or senior matriculation, or equivalent.
Mark the circle labelled Other non-university certificate or diploma when a certificate or diploma (other than a trade certificate or diploma) was granted by: a community college (both transfer and semi-professional career programs); CEGEP (both general or professional); institute of technology; or any other non-degree-granting educational institution.
Mark the circle labelled University certificate or diploma below bachelor level when a teaching certificate was awarded by a provincial Department of Education at an approved institution such as normal school or college of education. For persons who earned their teaching qualifications at an accredited university's faculty of education, mark the circle labelled Bachelor's degree(s).
For persons who have a diploma, certificate or license awarded by a professional association and whose course of study was conducted through a university mark the circle labelled University certificate or diploma below bachelor level (provided that a bachelor degree was not a prerequisite). Mark University certificate or diploma above bachelor level if a bachelor degree was a prerequisite.


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Canada 2001 — source variable CA2001A_HLOSP — Highest level of schooling
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23. Answer questions 24 to 51 for each person aged 15 and over.


26. What is the highest grade of secondary (high school) or elementary school attended by this person (completed or not)?

Enter highest grade (1 to 13) for elementary and secondary school only, excluding kindergarten.
In the case where the person has attended secondary school in the province of Quebec, include the total number of years of elementary and secondary schooling.
Number (1 to 13) of grades of secondary or elementary school _ _
Or
[] Never attended school or attended kindergarten only


30. What certificates, diplomas or degrees has this person ever obtained?

Include all qualifications obtained from secondary (high) schools, or trade schools and other postsecondary educational institutions.
Mark "x" as many circles as applicable.
[] None - go to question 32
[] Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent
[] Trades certificate or diploma
[] Other non-university certificate or diploma (obtained at community college, CEGEP, technical institute, etc.)
[] University certificate or diploma below bachelor level
[] Bachelor's degree(s) (e.g., B.A., B.Sc., LL.B.)
[] University certificate or diploma above bachelor level
[] Master's degree(s) (e.g., M.A., M.Sc., M.Ed.)
[] Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry (M.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M., O.D.)
[] Earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Ed.)

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Question 23
Only respondents born before May 15, 1986 should answer Questions 24 to 51.


Question 26 -- Highest level of elementary or secondary schooling

In the box provided, report the highest grade or level ever attended according to the province or territory where this person attended school, even if this person now lives in a different province or territory.
For persons who obtained their education outside Canada, report the estimate of the highest grade or level according to the educational system of the province or territory where they now live.
For persons who studied in the classical colleges of Quebec, the Versification year is equivalent to Grade 11.
For persons who are currently completing a school grade by private instruction or correspondence, or who are completing a school grade by attending school part time during the day or evening, report the equivalent grade in the regular daytime program.
For persons who attended special education classes or an institution where classes were ungraded, estimate as closely as possible the equivalent level in the mainstream school system of the province or territory where they now live.


Question 30 -- Certificates, diplomas and degrees

Mark Secondary (high) school graduation certificate or equivalent for persons who have graduated from high school. Mark this category as well for persons who have enough credits for the equivalent of high school graduation in the province or territory in which they live, even if they obtained their education outside Canada.
Mark Trades certificate or diploma for persons who have received a certificate or diploma through in-school training in trades-level vocational and pre-vocational courses. Such courses are given at community colleges, institutes of technology, and similar institutions. Persons who have a trade certificate or diploma may or may not also have apprenticeship or journeyman training. Include all training where the minimal entrance requirement was less than secondary or high school, junior or senior matriculation, or the equivalent.
Mark Other non-university certificate or diploma for persons who have received a certificate or diploma (other than a trades certificate or diploma) from a community college (both transfer and semi-professional career programs), CEGEP (both general and professional), institute of technology, or any other non-degree-granting educational institution.
Mark University certificate or diploma below bachelor level for persons who have a teaching certificate awarded by a provincial department of education at an approved institution such as a normal school or college of education. For persons who earned their teaching qualifications at an accredited university's faculty of education, mark Bachelor's degree(s).
For persons who have a diploma, certificate or licence from a professional association and whose course of study was conducted through a university, mark University certificate or diploma below bachelor level (provided that a bachelor's degree was not required to enrol in these programs).


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Canada 2011 — source variable CA2011A_DEGREE — Highest certificate, diploma, or degree
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27. Has this person completed a secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent?

Examples of secondary (high) school equivalency certificates are General Educational Development (GED) and Adult Basic Education (ABE).

Secondary (high) school diploma or certificate:
[] Yes, secondary (high) school diploma
[] Yes, secondary (high) school diploma
[] No

28. Has this person completed a Registered Apprenticeship or other trades certificate or diploma?

Mark "x" as many circles as applicable.
For example, hairstyling, cooking, electrician, carpentry.

Registered Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma:
[] Yes, Registered Apprenticeship certificate (including Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation)
[] Yes, other trades certificate or diploma
[] No

29. Has this person completed a college, CEGEP, or other non-university certificate or diploma? (Other than certificates or diplomas reported in Question 28.)

Mark "x" as many circles as applicable.
For example, nurse's aide, law enforcement, information technology, youth services, teaching assistant, forestry industry.

[] College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma
[] Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of less than 3 months
[] Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year
[] Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
[] Yes, certificate or diploma from a program of more than 2 years
[] No

30. Has this person completed a university certificate, diploma or degree?

Mark "x" as many circles as applicable.

[] University certificate, diploma or degree
[] Yes, university certificate or diploma below bachelor level
[] Yes, bachelor's degree (including LL.B.)
[] Yes, university certificate or diploma above bachelor level
[] Yes, master's degree
[] Yes, degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or optometry
[] Yes, earned doctorate
[] No
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Question 26 -- Answer questions 27 to 55 for each person aged 15 years and over.

This means that only respondents born before May 10, 1996 should answer questions 27 to 55.

Education
Questions 27 to 33 tell us about the education, training and recent school attendance of residents of Canada. Governments use this information to develop training and other programs to meet the changing needs of our workforce and of specific groups such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and youth.

Question 28 -- Registered apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma
Include trades certificates and diplomas in Question 28, even if they were obtained from a college, CEGEP, or other non-university institution. These trades certificates or diplomas should not be reported again in Question 29.

For persons:

[] who received a certificate from a certified registered apprenticeship program, mark the circle 'yes, registered apprenticeship certificate (including a Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation)'

[] who received a Certificate of Qualification (for example, Journeyperson's designation, Red Seal endorsement), regardless of whether or not they completed a registered apprenticeship program, mark the circle 'yes, registered apprenticeship certificate (including a Certificate of Qualification, Journeyperson's designation)'

[] who received a certificate or diploma through in-school training in trade- level vocational or pre-vocational programs given at community colleges, institutes of technology, and similar institutions, mark the circle 'yes, other trades certificate or diploma'.

Persons who have a trade certificate or diploma may or may not also have apprenticeship or Journeyperson training.

In Quebec, persons who have a DEP/DVS (dipl├┤me d'├ętudes professionnelles or diploma of vocational studies) should report the diploma in question 28, even if they received this diploma from a secondary school.

Do not include training certificates from an employer, unless they are apprenticeship or trades certificates recognized by the federal, provincial or territorial government.

Persons who received certificates or diplomas outside Canada should report them in the category equivalent to that of the system of the province or territory in which they now live.

Question 29 -- College, CEGEP, and non-university certificate or diploma
Do not include trades certificates or diplomas, even if they were obtained from a college, CEGEP, or other non-university institution. Report this type of training in question 28.

Report certificates or diplomas from a community college (both university transfer and semi-professional career programs), CEGEP (both general and technical), institute of technology, or any other school other than a university.

Mark the regular program length for any college, CEGEP, or other non-university certificates or diplomas completed, and not the time it actually took to complete.

In Quebec, diplomas for the general CEGEP program should be reported under the category 'yes, certificate or diploma from a program of 1 to 2 years'.

In Quebec, diplomas for the technical CEGEP program should be reported under the category 'yes, certificate or diploma from a program of more than 2 years'.

For persons who received their certificate or diploma from correspondence courses, online courses, or through part-time classes, mark the regular length of the program, and not the time it actually took to complete.

Include all college or other post-secondary certificates from institutions other than universities, whether or not a high school diploma was required for entrance. These include non-university teachers' colleges and police colleges.

Teacher qualifications received from a university faculty of education or an institution that was associated with an accredited university should be reported in Question 30, as a university certificate, diploma or degree.

For persons who received a university certificate, diploma or degree from a university college, or a bachelor's degree or an applied degree from a degree-granting college, mark the appropriate university category in question 30.

Do not include training certificates from an employer.

Persons who received certificates, diplomas or degrees outside Canada should report them in the category equivalent to that of the system of the province or territory in which they now live.

Report completed qualifications obtained only from educational institutions accredited by a province, territory or their international equivalents.

Question 30 -- University certificate, diploma or degree
Persons should mark all university certificates, diplomas or degrees that they completed.

Include university certificates, diplomas or degrees granted by university colleges and bachelor's degrees or applied degrees from degree-granting colleges.

For persons who have a non-degree teaching certificate awarded by a provincial or territorial department of education for a program at an approved institution associated with a university, and where a bachelor's degree was not required to enroll in the program, mark the circle 'yes, university certificate or diploma below bachelor level'.

For persons who earned their teaching qualifications at an accredited university's faculty of education, mark the circle 'yes, bachelor's degree'.

'University certificates or diplomas', either below the bachelor level or above the bachelor level, are awarded for non-degree programs of study completed through a university. They are often connected with professional associations in fields such as accounting, banking, insurance or public administration.

[] Mark the circle 'yes, university certificate or diploma below bachelor level', if a bachelor degree is not required to enroll in the program; or
[] mark the circle 'yes, university certificate or diploma above bachelor level', if a bachelor degree is required to enroll in the program.

Persons who received their certificates, diplomas or degrees outside Canada should report them in the category equivalent to that of the system of the province or territory in which they now live.

Report completed qualifications obtained only from educational institutions accredited by a province, territory or their international equivalents.