University graduates have higher employment outcomes than graduates with any of other level of education. According to an MTCU survey of Ontario bachelor degree graduates, 87.4% are employed six months after graduation and 93% two years after graduation. Recessions like the one in 2008 make the job search more challenging but young people are still better off with a university degree.
Graduates of Ontario universities earn, on average, 58 per cent more annually than graduates from other Ontario postsecondary programs, and almost twice as much as Canadians with only a high school diploma. Over the length of their career, graduates from Ontario universities make about $1.5 million more than those with only high school education.