Reports & Data
Canadian Post-secondary Education: A Positive Record – An Uncertain Future is the first-ever national overview of PSE. It is the result of an extensive study undertaken by the Canadian Council on Learning. The report draws upon the research of many PSE stakeholders, federal and provincial government departments, ministries and agencies, as well as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Australia, the United States and the European Union (EU).
The report aims to inform Canadians about the extent to which Canada is meeting stated social and economic objectives through post-secondary education. It also reports on our ability to respond to a fast-changing global environment, and shows how Canada's approach to higher education compares with other leading developed countries.
Based on reviews, research and the formal positions on PSE articulated by governments, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) has attempted to build on the work of provinces and territories to develop a nationwide perspective on the performance and progress of Canadian post-secondary education. CCL has identified eight goals common to provincial and territorial PSE plans as a starting point for a national dialogue:
As well as exploring these goals in detail, the report also weighs the PSE experiences of other countries (see Chapter 11 highlights).