Canada: Education spending, percent of GDP

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 Canada

Public spending on education, percent of GDP

 Latest value 4.14
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1971 - 2022
 Average 5.84
 Min - Max 4.14 - 7.68
 Source UNESCO
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1971 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 5.84 percent with a minimum of 4.14 percent in 2022 and a maximum of 7.68 percent in 1971. The latest value from 2022 is 4.14 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 83 countries is 3.80 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Canada - Education spending, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Canada - Education spending, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1971-2022




Definition: General government expenditure on education (current, capital, and transfers) is expressed as a percentage of GDP. It includes expenditure funded by transfers from international sources to government. General government usually refers to local, regional and central governments.


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 Education spending, percent of GDP 4.14 2022 percent
 Education spending, percent of government spending 11.05 2022 percent
 Student teacher ratio, primary school 17.42 2000 students per teacher
 Primary school completion rate 98.26 2000 percent
 School starting age, primary school 6 2022 years
 Female to male ratio, primary school pupils 0.99 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, secondary school students 1.01 2020 percent
 Female to male ratio, students at tertiary level education 1.28 2021 percent
 Preprimary school enrollment 48.92 2020 percent
 Primary school enrollment 96.29 2021 percent
 Secondary school enrollment 109.33 2021 percent
 Tertiary school enrollment 77.80 2021 percent
 PISA math scores 496.948 2022 index points
 PISA reading scores 507.133 2022 index points
 PISA science scores 515.017 2022 index points
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