Classification of highest educational attainment

4 - Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree (highest)

This category includes persons who have obtained a certificate, diploma or degree beyond the secondary school level from a postsecondary institution or a vocational certificate, diploma or degree awarded by provincial/territorial or federal authorities, such as the journeyperson designation in the trades or teaching and nursing certificates. Possession of a postsecondary qualification does not imply that the person has also completed a secondary school (high school) diploma or equivalency certificate. Persons who have a secondary school diploma or equivalency certificate as their only completed educational credential are excluded from this category.

Classification of highest educational attainment - Classification structure
Code Category
4.1Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level (highest) Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level (highest)
4.2Bachelor's degree (highest) Bachelor's degree (highest)
4.3University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level (highest) University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level (highest)
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