Most of the Whitecourt population possess High school diploma or equivalent. This accounts for 28.91% of the population. No certificate, diploma or degree account for 25.65% of the Whitecourt population. College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma account for 17.89% of the Whitecourt population. Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma account for 15.92% of the Whitecourt population. Bachelor's degree account for 6.6% of the Whitecourt population. University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level account for 2.93% of the Whitecourt population. University certificate or diploma below bachelor level account for 2.11% of the Whitecourt 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||28.91 %|
|No certificate, diploma or degree||25.65 %|
|College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma||17.89 %|
|Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma||15.92 %|
|Bachelor's degree||6.60 %|
|University certificate, diploma or degree above bachelor level||2.93 %|
|University certificate or diploma below bachelor level||2.11 %|