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

Did you know, starting this September, students with financial need from families with incomes of less than $50,000 per year will have average tuition fully covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?
Why paying for tuition no longer means carrying a pesky monkey on your back May 16, 2017

Did you know, starting this September, students with financial need from families with incomes of less than $50,000 per year will have average tuition fully covered by the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?

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University of Toronto health policy expert and Ontario Research Chair Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions.
Creating high-performing, efficient health care systems May 15, 2017

University of Toronto health policy expert and Ontario Research Chair Gregory Marchildon is creating a North American research network to analyze health policy and help governments make informed decisions.

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Did you know that if you are a skilled, internationally educated nurse, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) can help launch your nursing career in Ontario?
University Consortium Expands Courses and Opens Doors for Internationally Trained Nurses in Ontario May 9, 2017

Did you know that if you are a skilled, internationally educated nurse, the Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium (OIENCC) can help launch your nursing career in Ontario?

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Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust healthcare system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the healthcare system.
For National Nursing Week, Ontario’s universities celebrate contributions of 4,500 nurses who graduate each year May 5, 2017

Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust healthcare system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the healthcare system.

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News Releases

Carleton University Appoints Alastair Summerlee as Interim President and Vice-Chancellor May 16, 2017

Carleton University’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Alastair Summerlee as Carleton’s new interim president and vice-chancellor.

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Hamilton patient first to receive experimental immunotherapy for cancer May 8, 2017

A Hamilton patient is the first trial participant to receive a novel experimental immunotherapy treatment for lung cancer.

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Mental health services for students to get boost thanks to enhanced funding from Ontario government May 3, 2017

Ontario universities are committed to good mental health supports for our students, and we applaud the boost in funding announced today to enhance services.

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Ontario’s Universities Celebrate Excellence in Nursing Education and Scholarship May 2, 2017

Ontario’s universities are proud to work with our partners to support a robust health-care system, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s nursing students, faculty, preceptors and partners for their accomplishments and dedication to the health-care system through the 2017 COUPN Awards.

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