Most of the Richmond population possess No certificate, diploma or degree. This accounts for 43.27% of the population. High school diploma or equivalent account for 24.42% of the Richmond population. College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma account for 15% of the Richmond population. Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma account for 10.96% of the Richmond population. Bachelor's degree account for 3.27% of the Richmond population. University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level account for 1.63% of the Richmond population. University certificate or diploma below bachelor level account for 1.44% of the Richmond 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.
|No certificate, diploma or degree||43.27 %|
|High school diploma or equivalent||24.42 %|
|College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma||15.00 %|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma||10.96 %|
|Bachelor's degree||3.27 %|
|University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level||1.63 %|
|University certificate or diploma below bachelor level||1.44 %|