How does Ontario benefit from more entrepreneurial students?

Economists have said economic growth depends on the injection of new start-ups and business innovation in the economy. The U.S.-based Kauffman Foundation, which is devoted to entrepreneurship, recently concluded that any new job growth comes entirely from start-up firms. And the recent National Household Survey by Statistics Canada concluded that almost one in 10 Canadians reported earnings from some form of self-employment in 2010.

Ontario universities provide students with the skills and networks to help them create their own businesses, and many are pursuing social enterprises that bring positive social change to local communities.