OTTAWA, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - In some regions of Northern Canada, almost half
of all adults have not completed high school, compared to one in 12 in
Southern Canada, according to the Centre for the North's "High School
Confidential" map, the third in The Conference Board of Canada's Here,
the North series.
"There is a growing consensus that high school completion is linked to
future opportunity. People without high school diplomas have fewer job
opportunities, employment stability, and lower future earnings
potential," said Gilles Rheaume, Vice-President, Public Policy of The
Conference Board of Canada.
Northern Saskatchewan, Nunavut, and Northern Manitoba have the highest
rates of adults without a high school diploma. Over 40 per cent of
adults between the ages of 25 and 64 in each of these regions have not
The Centre for the North is a Conference Board of Canada program of
research and dialogue. Its main purpose is to work with Aboriginal
leaders, businesses, governments, communities, educational institutions,
and other organizations to achieve a shared vision of sustainable
prosperity in the North. Over its five-year mandate, the Centre for the
North will help to establish and implement strategies, policies and
practices to transform that vision into reality.
SOURCE Conference Board of Canada
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