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BC ranks high during latest education indicators survey

The working population of BC is on par with the rest of the country in obtaining post-secondary education.

Both the province and Canada rank way ahead of the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development figures according to Stats Canada Senior analyst, Klarka Zemen.

“65% of the country’s population earned a college, trades or university education and if you compare that to the OECD average of 41% that is quite a difference and in B.C. it is comparable at 63%.”

The numbers are even more favourable at the high school level with 90% of Canadians aged 25 to 64 achieving the mark while B.C. is slightly ahead at 93%.

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Both figures out-rank the OECD mark of 76%.

High school teachers in British Columbia also seem to be working more than the rest of the country with an average of 5.23 hours per day compared to the national average of 4.06.

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