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Education Overview

Education Fact Sheet 2016 Census


These statistics, drawn from the 2016 Census, paint a broad stroke of Surrey’s Indigenous population, which includes persons who are First Nations, Métis, or Inuk (Inuit).

Nearly half of Indigenous residents have completed higher education, while another third have obtained a high school diploma. Only a small percentage of people receiving university degrees are Indigenous people, indicating they may need additional support to access university degree programs. The Métis population has the largest percentage of members who have completed higher education. Many Indigenous people have completed an apprenticeship or trades program to attain a college certificate or diploma.

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All Our Relations: Honouring the Host Nations

SUILC recognizes that we operate on the unceded, ancestral, traditional and current territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.