Educational Attainment: A National Perspective

The issue of high school completion for First Nations is significant in Alberta, however, as Figure 39 illustrates, this issue is not limited to this province. Figure 39 shows almost half of First Nations in Canada (48.4 per cent) have not completed high school; this is much higher than for the Canadian population as 23.8 per cent has not completed high school (see Figure 35). Figure 37 shows among Canadian provinces, the high school completion rate for First Nations is higher in the Maritimes and Ontario and lower in the Prairies, reaching a low of 39.1 per cent in Manitoba.

Figure 39: Highest Level of Education Attained for First Nations (2006)