Looks like all that book learning really paid off.

Canada has topped a list compiled by 24/7 Wall Street, a US business news site, of the most educated countries in the world.

The list was based on a report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled “Education at a Glance”. The report measured college graduation rates and education spending in developed countries around the world.

Canada came out on top as 24/7 Wall Street noted that our home and native land boasts the fourth highest amount of public and private spending on education in the world. The fact that 50 per cent of the adult population has completed tertiary education also makes us stand out and is easily the highest rate in OECD report. Tertiary spending accounts for 41 per cent of total education spending in Canada. Woohoo!

The report also noted that, unsurprisingly, the wealthiest nations that spent the most on education came out on top.

In case you’re curious, here’s the rest of the top ten:
1. Canada
2. Israel
3. Japan
4. United States
5. New Zealand
6. South Korea
7. Norway
8. United Kingdom
9. Australia
10. Finland

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