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Lethbridge is a smart city with a highly-trained workforce fostering the development of new ideas. With both a college and university, our population has tremendous opportunity to learn and train for employment and local businesses in a ‘campus community’ can benefit from access to highly-skilled, qualified employees.

University of Lethbridge researchers are performing ground-breaking work in the field of science, Lethbridge College is training youth in state of the art techniques to deal with today’s age of technology and environmentalism and Lethbridge Research Centre is expanding our agricultural abilities at one of Canada’s largest Agriculture and Agri-food research facilities.  The University of Lethbridge is also home to nine research centres and institutes that bring leading researchers together from across disciplines to address issues that affect our world and beyond.

In 2013, The Government of Alberta committed $256 million to post-secondary education in Lethbridge. This includes new science and research facilities at the University of Lethbridge and a new trades and technologies wing at Lethbridge College. These new will facilities have the potential to positively impact 3,600 students on an annual basis.

Every year more than 2,800 people complete some form of post-secondary education in Lethbridge with 64 per cent of the age 25-64 population furthering their post-secondary education.

About a quarter of the adult population has received a college-level, certificate or diploma – higher than the provincial and national average and higher than other cities in Alberta – Calgary, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat.

Companies who choose Lethbridge may garner significant benefits from the human resource opportunities, particularly in the fields of: education, mathematics, computer and information sciences, physical life sciences and technologies, and visual and performing arts and communication technologies.

University of Lethbridge Degree, Diplomas & Certificates Awarded by Faculty/School by Convocation Year
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Figure E.55.b
University of Lethbridge Degree, Diplomas & Certificates
Awarded by Faculty/School by Convocation Year
Faculty/School Credential Type Convocation Year
2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Arts & Science
  Bachelor of Arts 364 396 375 396 377
  Bachelor of Arts & Science 14 18 6 17 9
  Bacholor of Science 318 287 273 261 320
  Total: Arts & Science 696 701 654 674 706
Education
  Bachelor of Education 219 184 198 207 191
  Education Diploma 2 1 1 - -
  Total: Education 221 185 199 207 191
Fine Arts
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art) 27 24 23 17 20
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) 12 16 26 20 24
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (Multidisc.) 3 3 5 2 4
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (New Media) 45 48 46 46 46
  Bachelor of Music 20 18 23 17 29
  Multimedia Certificate       1  
  Total: Fine Arts 107 109 123 103 123
Health Sciences
  Bachelor of Nursing 106 137 155 189 168
  Bachelor of Health Sciences 31 38 43 51 59
  Total: Health Sciences 137 175 198 240 227
Management
  Bachelor of Management 675 653 568 573 534
  Management Certificate 3 6 3 5 9
  Post-Bacc. Cert in Accounting 10 8 10 13 2
  Prof. Diploma in Accounting - - - 7 9
  Total: Management 688 667 581 598 554
School of Graduate Studies
  Master of Arts 6 3 11 15 11
  Master of Counselling 23 25 20 21 8
  Master of Education 39 29 62 115 44
  Master of Fine Arts       2 4
  Master of Music       1 1
  Master of Science 29 29 51 41 50
  Master of Science (Management) 6 5 8 5 9
  Post-Grad Cert in Counselling 2 - -
  Post-Mast. Cert in Counselling - - - 1 -
  Doctor of Philosophy 7 4 10 12 12
  Total: School of Graduate Studies 112 95 162 214 139
Grand Total   1,961 1,932 1,917 2,036 1,940

Notes

Students awarded combined degrees are included in the count of both degrees. School of Graduate Studies includes all PH.D., Master and Graduate Certificate Programs.

Sources

University of Lethbridge, Department of Institutional Analysis, 2012-13 School Year.

Lethbridge College Graduates by Program Band
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Figure E.56.a
Lethbridge College Graduates by Program Band
Program Band 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Business 206 191 176 207 204
Education 18 16 10 15 9
Health Sciences 102 112 113 172 54
Languages, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities 228 194 192 231 175
Legal & Security 169 143 104 180 128
Recreation 28 30 22 45 25
Physical, Natural & Applied Sciences 185 144 104 149 157
Trades & Technologists 18 75 132 162 149
Total  954 905 853 1,161 901

Notes


Sources

Lethbridge College, Institutional Planning & Reporting, December 2013

Lethbridge Post-Secondary Graduates Categorized by Skills & Training as Applicable to Each Industry Sector
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Notes

1. In this example, Economic Development Lethbridge has focused on Lethbridge's primary industries and extrapolated the number of post secondary graduates there are per year, with the appropriate training and skills to work at various levels within these industries. In some cases an individual's academic qualification would have utility in diverse industries, and is thus included in multiple sectors in this table.
2. Although every effort was made in good faith to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, Economic Development Lethbridge accepts no warranty, nor accepts liability, for any incorrect, incomplete or misleading information or its improper use.

Sources

Based on data collected by Economic Development Lethbridge, which was provided by the Lethbridge College, the University of Lethbridge and two other Government of Alberta: Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) accredited Lethbridge training facilities, which have been in operation for more than five years.

Labour Force Activity by Major Field of Study - Lethbridge CA
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Figure E.57
Labour Force Activity by the Major Field of Study
Lethbridge CA
Field of Specialty or Classification of Post-Secondary Program Number of People in the Labour Force with Highest Education in this Field % of Workforce
Architecture, Engineering & Related Technologies 8,835 10.5%
Business, Management & Public Administration 8,535 10.2%
Health & Related Fields 7,680 9.1%
Education 3,635 4.3%
Social & Behavioural Sciences & Law 3,445 4.1%
Personal, Protective & Transportation Services  2,655 3.2%
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Conservation 2,190 2.6%
Humanities 1,820 2.2%
Physical & Life Sciences & Technologies 1,690 2.0%
Visual & Performing Arts & Communications Technologies 1,430 1.7%
Mathematics, Computer & Information Sciences 1,140 1.4%
No Postsecondary Degree 40,935 48.7%
Total 84,005 100%

Sources

Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25 to 64
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Figure E.51
Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25-64
Region Less Than High School Certificate or Equivalent High School Certificate or Equivalent Post-Secondary Attainment
Lethbridge 10.8% 25.5% 63.7%
Lethbridge County 16.6% 24.8% 58.6%
Alberta 12.3% 23.8% 63.9%
Canada 12.7% 23.2% 64.1%

Sources

Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25 to 64, Multi-Region Comparison
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Figure E.52
Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25-64, Multi-Region Comparison
Region Less than High School Certificate or Equivalent High School Certificate or Equivalent Post-Secondary Attainment 
Calgary 9.0% 21.4% 69.6%
Lethbridge 10.77% 25.5% 63.7%
Saskatoon 10.1% 23.8% 66.1%
Kelowna 8.4% 26.6% 65.0%
Alberta 12.3% 23.8% 63.9%
Edmonton 11.1% 23.5% 65.4%
Canada 12.7% 23.2% 64.1%
Medicine Hat 15.3% 27.5% 57.3%
County of Lethbridge 16.6% 24.8% 58.6%

Sources

Statistics Canada. 2011 National Household Survey

Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25 to 64
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Figure E.53
Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25-64
Region Apprenticeship, Trades Certificate or Diploma College, CEGEP, Non-University Certificate or Diploma University Certificate or Diploma Below Bachelors Degree University Certificate, Diploma or Degree
Lethbridge 17.0% 38.8% 5.3% 38.8%
Lethbridge County 16.7% 58.6% 1.1% 16.9%
Alberta 19.2% 33.5% 7.3% 40.0%
Canada 18.8% 33.2% 7.6% 40.4%

Sources

Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey

Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25 to 64, Multi-Region Comparison
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Figure E.54
Post-Secondary Educational Attainment of the Population Ages 25-64
Region Apprenticeship, Trades Certificate or Diploma College, CEGEP, Non-University Certificate or Diploma University Certificate or Diploma Below Bachelors Degree University Certificate, Diploma or Degree
Calgary 13.7% 29.7% 8.6% 48.0%
Saskatoon 20.2% 30.7% 7.5% 41.7%
Lethbridge 17% 38.8% 5.3% 38.8%
Edmonton 19.5% 33.0% 8.3% 39.2%
Kelowna 25.3% 38.2% 8.8% 27.7%
County of Lethbridge 16.7% 58.6% 1.1% 16.9%
Medicine Hat 27.5% 40.8% 6.7% 25.0%
Alberta 19.2% 33.5% 7.3% 40.0%
Canada 18.8% 33.2% 7.6% 40.4%

Sources

Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey


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