Research

Empirical data shows Ontario university graduates have the best labour market outcomes of any other educational attainment group.

the number of Ontario universities in the Top 15 Research Institutions in Canada1

the number of Ontario universities in the Top 50 Research Institutions in Canada1

the share of externally-funded research dollars distributed to Ontario universities listed among the top 50 research institutions in Canada1

the percentage of total federal research dollars distributed to Ontario universities in 20142

the share of expenditures on research and development in Canada by Ontario colleges and universities in 2012 3

the amount of externally-funded research dollars generated by Ontario universities in 2013-144


  1. Research Infosource: Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2015
  2. CAUBO’s Financial Information of Universities and Colleges 2013/2014, Report 2.1A
  3. Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 358-0001. These data include both colleges and universities.
  4. Council of Ontario Finance Officers (COFO)