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

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.
Working together for a cleaner, sustainable future December 7, 2017

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.

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Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
John Charles Polanyi Prizes Turn 30 December 4, 2017

Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.
Experiential Learning: Connecting the Classroom to Future Careers November 23, 2017

On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.

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The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.
Ontario’s students, colleges and universities call for action on student mental health November 2, 2017

The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.

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News Releases

Ontario’s universities launch commitments to Partner for a Better Future for Ontario in new report November 28, 2017

Ontario’s universities laid out today their role as active and willing partners in securing a more vibrant and prosperous future for students, communities and the province, in a new report called Partnering for a Better Future for Ontario.

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Excellence in Ontario university research honoured as the Polanyi Prizes turn 30 November 15, 2017

The Polanyi Prizes celebrate today three decades of recognizing ground-breaking Ontario university research, with the announcement of the five 2017 winners of the prestigious prize honouring Ontario’s Nobel winner, John Polanyi.

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Ontario students and post-secondary institutions make immediate call for new, integrated mental health strategy November 2, 2017

Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health with an integrated strategy that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school, post-secondary life and adulthood.

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Ontario’s universities welcome new investment in STEM graduates to boost talent pipeline October 18, 2017

Universities are pleased to partner with the Ontario government to increase the number of postsecondary students graduating in STEM by 25 per cent over the next five years, as Ontario positions itself as the single largest producer of postsecondary graduates in science, technology, engineering and math per capita in North America.

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