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Just over one-half (54%) of the Saskatchewan adult population aged 25 to 64 were postsecondary graduates in 2006, the lowest proportion of all provinces and territories, after Nunavut and New Brunswick.
Only 17% of Saskatchewan's adult population had a university degree, well below the national average of 23%. Some 18% had a college diploma and 14%, a certificate in trades. About 27% had a high school diploma, while 19% had not completed high school. The proportion with a trade certification was highest west of Quebec.
About 16% of the postsecondary graduates who studied in Saskatchewan resided in Alberta in 2006. This rate increased to 21% when only those adults with a university degree were considered.
Saskatchewan had a net outflow of 5,400 university graduates between 2001 and 2006. Fewer than 11,500 university graduates who lived in Saskatchewan in 2001 had moved to another province or to a territory by 2006. Only 6,100 adults with a university degree moved to Saskatchewan.