Modified on March 9, 2010
Main subject area of the person's highest certificate, diploma or degree after high school.
Refers to the predominant discipline or area of learning or training of a person's highest postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree. The Major Field of Study (MFS) classification structure consists of 10 broad or major categories: educational, recreational and counselling services; fine and applied arts; humanities and related fields; social sciences and related fields; commerce, management and business administration; agricultural, biological, nutritional, and food sciences; engineering and applied sciences; applied science technologies and trades; health professions and related technologies; and mathematics, computer and physical sciences. This structure is, in turn, subdivided into over 100 'minor' classification categories and 449 'unit' levels.