Employment

Ontario university graduates enjoy a lifetime of positive employment outcomes. Data shows that Ontario graduates experienced the highest employment growth of any educational attainment group over the last 10 years – they are earning significantly more, and they are more likely to be working at a job related to their studies, empirical data shows.

For the economic, social and cultural success of this province it’s crucial to build up the talent and skills of young people, and to connect them with potential employers and future jobs. Ontario’s universities do just that.

Read more about the many ways Ontario’s universities are setting students and graduates up for success by checking out the categories below.

Employment

Building Talent & Skills

Ontario’s universities are constantly adapting their programming with leading research and new field innovations, benefitting students from all disciplines.

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Employment

Employers’ Attitudes

Employers across Canada look to Ontario’s universities for job-ready talent with the fresh thinking they need to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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Employment

Employment Rates & Earnings

Ontario university graduates have experienced the highest employment growth of any educational attainment group over the last 10 years, they are earning significantly more, and they are more likely to be working at a job related to their studies, empirical data shows.

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Employment

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is thriving at Ontario universities, with thousands of students learning how to create their own jobs and jobs for others.

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Employment

Experiential Learning & Co-ops

Ontario’s universities are equipping the next generation of leaders with the skills required for career success by providing students with real-life work experience through co-ops, internships, and community service placements across all disciplines.

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Employment

Graduate Success

An annual survey of graduates from Ontario’s universities shows that the best path to career success is still a university degree.

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Resources

Questions & Answers

Ontario Universities Blog

Through groundbreaking research and innovative new projects, and by growing advocacy and forging partnerships, Ontario’s universities continue to demonstrate their commitment to bettering the world we live in.
Ontario Universities Strengthen Commitment to Going Green November 29, 2016

Through groundbreaking research and innovative new projects, and by growing advocacy and forging partnerships, Ontario’s universities continue to demonstrate their commitment to bettering the world we live in.

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Ontario universities are excited to spark a conversation about the future. Over the coming year, all 21 Ontario universities will be in their communities asking for your insights.
Futuring with COU President David Lindsay September 30, 2016

Ontario universities are excited to spark a conversation about the future. Over the coming year, all 21 Ontario universities will be in their communities asking for your insights.

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As convocation season comes to a close and undergraduates decide whether to launch into the work world, or to continue their studies, Jordan Wilcox, a PhD graduate of the University of Guelph, tells us how he has benefited from his choice to go to graduate school.
How I made It: A Successful Guelph PhD Grad Shares His Story July 6, 2016

As convocation season comes to a close and undergraduates decide whether to launch into the work world, or to continue their studies, Jordan Wilcox, a PhD graduate of the University of Guelph, tells us how he has benefited from his choice to go to graduate school.

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Ontario universities are calling on all Ontarians to support Aboriginal achievement in postsecondary education by engaging in conversations throughout the year about the role Aboriginal peoples are playing in taking Ontario’s future further - economically, socially, and culturally.
Aboriginal Students Taking Their Future Further June 29, 2016

Ontario universities are calling on all Ontarians to support Aboriginal achievement in postsecondary education by engaging in conversations throughout the year about the role Aboriginal peoples are playing in taking Ontario’s future further - economically, socially, and culturally.

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News Releases

York University helps employers quickly respond to one of Canada’s largest talent shortages February 9, 2017

With access to more data than ever before, businesses are facing a serious shortage of big data experts and predictive analysts who know how to properly analyze it. York University's School of Continuing Studies is pioneering a unique solution to this challenge.

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Government funds boost OCAD University commitment to research and innovation  January 24, 2017

OCAD University has been awarded $4.5 million from the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF). The Fund is a Government of Canada program that is providing up to $2 billion to accelerate strategic construction, repair and maintenance at universities and colleges across Canada.

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Brock first Canadian university to have Experiential Education definitions adopted by its Senate January 20, 2017

The path from academic study and experiential education to graduation and starting a career is more clearly defined, now that Brock has become Canada’s first university to have its Senate adopt a set of definitions for the experiential education that students receive.

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Brock team discovers insect in Ontario that can transmit devastating livestock disease January 12, 2017

Brock University researchers have confirmed that an insect able to transmit the devastating bluetongue virus has made its way to southern Ontario.

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