Nova Scotia's share of working age (25-64) population with trade/college/university educational attainment is 68 per cent, up from the 2013 baseline of 65 per cent, and 7% short of the target. As the baby boomers age into retirement, this trend should accelerate over time and is on track to achieve the goal.
year rate 2000 56 2001 57 2002 57 2003 58 2004 59 2005 59 2006 59 2007 60 2008 58 2009 60 2010 63 2011 63 2012 64 2013 65 2014 65 2015 67 2016 67 2017 68
What this means
A greater share of the Nova Scotian workforce is highly educated, preparing them for jobs with higher skill requirements. In large part, this trend reflects demographic shifts – as younger, higher educated cohorts age and enter the workforce and older cohorts with lower educational attainment rates retire and leave the workforce, causing the overall education level to increase.
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