What are the employment prospects for university graduates?

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.