Employment & Earnings

Quick facts on the labour market outcomes of Ontario university graduates

the percentage of 2012 graduates from bachelor degree programs surveyed by an independent research firm on behalf of the Ontario government who had jobs two years after graduation1

the percentage of 2012 undergrads who had jobs six months after graduation1

the average salary for university graduates in full-time employment two years after graduation1

the average salary earned six months after graduation1

the percentage of graduates working full-time within two years of graduation who considered their work closely or somewhat related to the skills developed at university1

Employment growth among degree graduates between 2004-20142

Employment growth among college certificate and diploma graduates2

net jobs held by individuals with degrees added in Ontario between 2004-20142

net jobs held by individuals with college diplomas or certificates added in Ontario between 2004-20142

the average earned in 2011 by bachelor degree graduates of Ontario universities - 58% more than graduates from other Ontario postsecondary institutions, and twice as much as high school grads3

average earning premium by bachelor degree university graduates compared to a graduates from other postsecondary institutions over a 40-year period3

average earnings premium of bachelor degree university graduates compared to high school graduates over a 40-year period3


  1. The 2015 Graduates Survey conducted by CCI Research Inc. for Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Statistics Canada.
  2. Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2014
  3. Statistics Canada, National Household Survey, 2011