Facts and stats

Impact of Canada's universities

  • 1.4M
    students at Canadian universities in 2019

    There were about 1,090,000 full-time and 266,000 part-time students in 2019.

    Source: Universities Canada estimates based on 2016 Postsecondary Student Information System data.
  • 1.8M
    new jobs

    Between March 2009 and March 2019, 1,794,500 new jobs were created for university graduates, twice as many as those created for graduates of all other types of postsecondary education combined.

    Source: Universities Canada approximation based on Labour force survey data.
  • $38B

    As a $38 billion enterprise in direct expenditures, universities are significant drivers of economic prosperity. They provide employment for close to 310,000 people.

    Source: Statistics Canada, Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey 2017, and Labour Force Survey 2018.

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