Canadians getting smarter

Work-related training drives learning index up
||Last Updated: 06/04/2009

For the second year in a row, Canada’s overall score on the Composite Learning Index has improved, according to a report from the Canadian Council on Learning.

Created in 2006, the Composite Learning Index (CLI) is a statistical index of lifelong learning, whether in school, at home, at work or in the community, and is based on results from 4,700 cities and communities across Canada.

For 2008, the national average is 77, an increase of one point from 2007 and four points from the national benchmark of 73 set in 2006. The greatest upward trends were seen in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.