Ontario educates the largest number of graduate students in Canada, and has experienced tremendous growth in graduate education in the last decade. University research and graduate education play a critical role in economic growth and development through research and innovation.
Since 2001-02, graduate enrolment has increased by nearly 80 per cent, with about 14 per cent of all Ontario university students studying at the graduate level. More than one third of Canadian graduate students are enrolled at Ontario universities.
Graduates of advanced research and professional programs develop skills that are not only required in the current marketplace, but are also necessary to innovate and create future enterprises in the fields of business, science, arts and culture. The master’s and doctoral students of today will become leading innovators of tomorrow.
Graduate degrees are one of the best investments students can make in their future. Those who hold an advanced degree have higher earning potential than those with other credentials.
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