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|Canadian Education Systems Perform Well in New International Report|
|Post Date: Jun. 27, 2013|
A new international report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identifies Canada as one of the most well-educated countries in the world and offers compelling evidence for the value of postsecondary education in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty and increasing global competition for skilled labour.
Education at a Glance 2013, OECD's annual review of education systems around the world, offers a broad range of comparable national education indicators, including indicators on student demographics, the human and financial resources invested in education, the operation of education systems, and the social and economic outcomes of learning.
This year's report once again highlights Canada's top-tier performance in tertiary education attainment. Over 50 per cent of adult Canadians hold a college diploma or university degree — the highest rate among all OECD countries. By comparison, the OECD average for 2011 was only 32 per cent. Canada has the highest proportion of college graduates (25 per cent). Twenty-seven per cent of Canadians have university qualifications, compared to an OECD average of only 23 per cent.