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Canada’s university enrolment increases slightly

PEI has largest full-time enrolment growth, New Brunswick has largest decline

Statistics Canada has released its 2006/07 university enrolment counts. The total enrolment at universities across Canada was 1,057,300 in 2006/07, up 0.9% from 1,047,705 in the previous year.

Full-time registrations declined in New Brunswick (-4.8%), Newfoundland and Labrador (-3.0%), British Columbia (-2.4%), Nova Scotia (-2.1%), and Alberta (-0.7%). The number of full-time registrations rose in four provinces: Prince Edward Island (+3.3%), Ontario (+2.7%), Manitoba (+1.2%), and Quebec (+0.8%). The trend for Saskatchewan is not provided because data from the University of Regina was unavailable.

The figures below plot university enrolment levels (full-time, part-time, and totals) in Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador over a 15-year period starting from 1992/93.

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