Female Undergraduate Enrolment by Province

Newfoundland and Labrador had the highest percentage of female undergraduates (28.2 per cent), while Saskatchewan displayed the lowest percentage of female enrolment in 2017, with only 18.5 per cent in the undergraduate engineering student population. Seven out of the nine provinces considered experienced increases in female undergraduate enrolment from 2016, while eight out of these same nine provinces experienced increases from 2013.

Statistics provided by Engineers Canada.

Total Undergraduate Engineering Enrolment

Undergraduate student enrolment in accredited engineering programs totalled 82,480 in 2017. This is an increase of 14.4 per cent from 2013 and no significant change from 2016 was observed.

If engineering programs seeking accreditation—but not yet accredited—are included in the sum, total undergraduate enrolment rises to 83,953 students. Chart 1.1 illustrates undergraduate enrolment numbers for engineering institutions that consecutively replied to this survey since 2013.

Statistics provided by Engineers Canada.