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2006 Census: Educational Portrait of Canada, 2006 Census: Aboriginal population

Métis: Half of the Métis population were postsecondary graduates

Half (50%) of the population aged 25 to 64 who identified as Métis1 were postsecondary graduates. The rest of the Métis population was split almost evenly between those who obtained their high school diploma (24%) and those who did not (26%).

Just over one-fifth (21%) of Métis people had a college diploma, while 16% had a trades certificate. The proportion of Métis people with a university degree increased from 7% in 2001 to 9% in 2006.

The two most common trades for Métis people were Construction Trades (15%) and Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (15%). One-quarter (26%) of Métis college graduates studied in Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, while 24% of Métis university graduates had a degree in Education.

Table 9 Proportion of the top five fields of study of Métis aged 25 to 64 by selected levels of educational attainment, Canada, 2006

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