Variant of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 for Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Business, humanities, health, arts, social science and education (BHASE) groupings

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The Variant of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 for Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Business, humanities, health, arts, social science and education (BHASE) groupings is used for the analysis, comparison, presentation, summary, and dissemination of STEM and BHASE data, and to compare education and labour market outcomes between STEM and BHASE fields of study. The variant is an update of the Variant of CIP 2016 - STEM and BHASE groupings.

The STEM fields of study include science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The BHASE fields of study encompass business, humanities, health, arts, social science, education, as well as legal studies, trades, services, natural resources and conservation. The groupings in the variant are based on field of study, and are independent of level of study.

The first level of the variant consists of two groupings, STEM and BHASE fields of study. At the second level, the STEM grouping is disaggregated into 3 sub-groupings, and the BHASE grouping is disaggregated into 7 sub-groupings. At the third level, the STEM grouping is further broken out into 7 categories, and the BHASE grouping is further broken out into 21 categories. The fourth level of the variant consists of the CIP 2021 instructional program classes.

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