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 Research Chair Andrew Emili is working to create maps of healthy protein interactions so that he can spot faulty ones. These faulty protein maps can then be used as biomarkers, signals that indicate disease and reveal how advanced it is.
Disease maps that point to possible cures: University of Toronto prof peers into inner workings of human cells April 17, 2017

Ontario Research Chair Andrew Emili is working to create maps of healthy protein interactions so that he can spot faulty ones. These faulty protein maps can then be used as biomarkers, signals that indicate disease and reveal how advanced it is.

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This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our partners, Ontario’s colleges, as we work together to strengthen higher education for the benefit our students.
50 Ways Universities and Colleges are Partnering for Student Success April 3, 2017

This month, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our partners, Ontario’s colleges, as we work together to strengthen higher education for the benefit our students.

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Jatin Nathwani is the Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy, funded by an endowment from the government of Ontario, and he has a hugely ambitious goal: bring affordable, low carbon energy to those who lack it.
Energy as an enabler: University of Waterloo expert brings affordable, green energy to those who need it most March 30, 2017

Jatin Nathwani is the Ontario Research Chair in Public Policy for Sustainable Energy, funded by an endowment from the government of Ontario, and he has a hugely ambitious goal: bring affordable, low carbon energy to those who lack it.

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Ontario Research Chair Bill Anderson wants to level your playing field by answering a deceptively simple question: “How can we make the border work better?” With a newly installed U.S. president skeptical of the benefits of international trade, the question is more timely than ever.
Building better borders: University of Windsor prof aims to make international trade efficient March 15, 2017

Ontario Research Chair Bill Anderson wants to level your playing field by answering a deceptively simple question: “How can we make the border work better?” With a newly installed U.S. president skeptical of the benefits of international trade, the question is more timely than ever.

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News Releases

Demand for Ontario’s universities up as postsecondary education recognized as key to brighter future April 27, 2017

The number of high school students applying to Ontario’s universities is up 1.8 per cent over last year in spite of an overall decline in secondary school graduates, which demonstrates that postsecondary education is recognized as key to a brighter economic future for graduates, and for the province.

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Ontario’s universities welcome partnerships with government, industry to help Ontario thrive in disruptive global economy April 19, 2017

Ontario university students trying to land their first job and employers scouting for the talent they need to compete in the rapidly changing economy will each benefit from the new Career Kick-Start Strategy announced today by the provincial government.

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Laurentian and Cambrian collaborate to boost research and innovation in Northern Ontario April 17, 2017

Laurentian University and Cambrian College have formalized an agreement that facilitates the creation of collaborative partnerships and enables faculty, students, and staff at both institutions to pursue large-scale research projects –sharing professional expertise, facilities, equipment, and administrative services in order to boost innovation, productivity, and results.

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Statement from David Lindsay: Ontario’s Universities Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Colleges, our Partners in Postsecondary Education April 3, 2017

Ontario’s universities congratulate Ontario's colleges on their 50th anniversary, and welcome continued partnership between our institutions into the future.

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