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About 11% of Manitoba's adult 25 to 64 year old population had a trades certificate, the lowest proportion of all western provinces. One in five people having a trades certificate in Manitoba studied in the Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians field, however, second to only Alberta in terms of the proportion of trades certificate holders in this field of study.
Nearly 19% of the adult population in Manitoba had a college diploma and a similar proportion of the population (19%) had a university degree. The highest level of educational attainment was high school diploma for one out of four adults living in Manitoba (25%) while 20% of the adult population had not completed high school.
About 44% of rural Manitobans had a postsecondary education – the lowest proportion of all provinces. Nearly six in 10 (58%) residents of Manitoba who lived in urban areas were postsecondary graduates.