(Canada) Changes in income across different levels of educational attainment during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Statistics Canada

 

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Changes in income across different levels of educational attainment during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic 

 

[Highlights]

- On average, people with a bachelor’s degree or higher experienced increases in employment income from 2019 to 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, while those with education below the bachelor level experienced decreases during this period.

- On average, increases in government earning replacement benefits—the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and related benefits, and Employment Insurance (EI)—more than offset decreases in employment income for all groups, except men with an apprenticeship certificate.

- By contrast with other provinces, on average, people in Alberta and in Newfoundland and Labrador with a bachelor’s degree or higher experienced decreases in employment income.​ 

 

​[URL]

https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2021/as-sa/98-200-X/2021015/98-200-X2021015-eng.cfm