Most of the Montreal population possess High school diploma or equivalent. This accounts for 21.43% of the population. No certificate, diploma or degree account for 19.31% of the Montreal population. Bachelor's degree account for 15.89% of the Montreal population. College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma account for 15.86% of the Montreal population. Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma account for 11.26% of the Montreal population. University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level account for 10.49% of the Montreal population. University certificate or diploma below bachelor level account for 5.76% of the Montreal population.
In Canada, education is seen as the most desirable route to earning a decent living and to enhancing personal growth and happiness. Educated people not only earn higher incomes but also contribute disproportionally to business innovation, productivity, and national economic performance. There is a strong and direct relationship between investments in education, educational attainment, and economic growth. A 2003 multi-country study from the European Commission found that if the national average educational attainment level is increased by a single year, aggregate productivity increases by 6.2 per cent right away, and by a further 3.1 per cent in the long run. Recent evidence also suggests that educated people make decisions that lead to healthier and longer lives. Education drives success.
|High school diploma or equivalent||21.43 %|
|No certificate, diploma or degree||19.31 %|
|Bachelor's degree||15.89 %|
|College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma||15.86 %|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma||11.26 %|
|University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level||10.49 %|
|University certificate or diploma below bachelor level||5.76 %|