The Centre for the Study of Living Standards estimates that closing the education gap for Indigenous students in Canada would cumulatively increase Canadian GDP by $261 Billion by 2031*
The Centre also estimates that greater achievement in higher education for Indigenous peoples would increase their annual income by $11,236 by 2031*
Completed High School or higher credential. 64% of First Nations people and 45% of Inuit hold at least a High School credential.
Attained a Post-Secondary credential.
On-reserve youth graduate Grade 12 compared to 9 out of 10 for non-Indigenous youth.
Reported High School graduation on-reserve rates vary, but are less than the national average.
*The Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) “Closing the Aboriginal Education Gap in Canada: The Impact on Employment, GDP, and Labour Productivity.” Matthew Calver