One in five children in New Brunswick begin school with behavioural or learning difficulties.
In New Brunswick young adults are more likely to choose to go to work than to complete a post-secondary education.
New Brunswick (18%) has a higher percentage of 25 to 64 year olds without a high school education than the Canadian average (13%).
Someone with a post-secondary education is more likely to be employed and will earn more than someone who did not continue his or her studies past high school.
Post-secondary graduates are the strongest contributors to the tax revenues that fund the key programs needed by citizens.
Someone with a post-secondary education is better off financially than one 20 years ago while someone with only a high school education is worse off.
Someone with a bachelor degree makes 71% more than someone with only a high school education.
All employees must continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills to keep up with the changes that technology is making on their work place.
Less than 30% of adult workers in Canada participate in job-related education and training, compared to almost 35% in Great Britain and nearly 45% in the United States.
Some research has found that manufacturing firms that spend more heavily on staff training enjoy 47% greater productivity than those that spend little.
In a world that is increasingly reliant on knowledge workers, only 12% of New Brunswickers can read at an advanced level. With the exception of Nunavut, this is the lowest in Canada.
When kids participate in organized activities in their communities, they are more likely to do well in school. Yet, only 38% of New Brunswick preschoolers participate in organized activities (compared to 54% of preschoolers in British Columbia).
New Brunswick has one of the highest graduation rates (93%) and one of the lowest drop-out rates in the country.