An annual survey of graduates from Ontario’s universities shows that the best path to career success is still a university degree.
More than 93 per cent of 2011 undergrads had jobs two years after graduation, up from 87.4 per cent who were employed within six months of leaving school, according to the annual Grad Survey conducted for Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities by the independent research firm, CCI Research Inc.
The survey concludes these were good, well-paying jobs. The average salary for university graduates in full-time employment was $49,398 two years after graduation, and $42,636 six months after graduation.
Two years after graduation, 88.6 per cent of graduates working full-time considered their work closely or somewhat related to the skills developed at university.