University Works shows that Ontario university graduates have experienced the highest employment growth of any group of students over the last 10 years – they are also earning significantly more, and ...

University Works: 2014 Employment Report

Published: February 25, 2014

University Works shows that Ontario university graduates have experienced the highest employment growth of any group of students over the last 10 years – they are also earning significantly more, and are more likely to be working at a job related to their studies. The report provides an overview of labour market outcomes for Ontario university graduates, analyzed by COU’s in-house economist.

Ontario university graduates experienced the fastest employment growth of all postsecondary graduates and today have the highest share of total employment by education. — Dr. Max Blouw, Chair of COU President and Vice-Chancellor,
Wilfrid Laurier University
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  1. University graduates have low unemployment rates and the highest life-time earnings in Ontario.

  2. University graduates have low unemployment rates and the highest life-time earnings in Ontario.

  3. University graduates have low unemployment rates and the highest life-time earnings in Ontario.

Over a 40-year period, a university graduate earns

$915,840

more than a college graduate and earns an average

$1.4 million

more than a high school graduate

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