Facts and stats

Impact of Canada's universities

  • 1.7M
    students at Canadian universities in 2017

    There were about 1,034,000 full-time, 281,000 part-time and an estimated 400,000 continuing education students in 2017.

  • 1.6M
    new jobs

    Between March 2008 and March 2017, 1,574,200 new jobs were created for university graduates – almost three times those created for graduates of all other types of postsecondary education combined.

  • $35B

    As a $35 billion enterprise in direct expenditures, universities are significant drivers of economic prosperity. They provide employment for close to 250,000 people.

Our websites

  • Universitystudy.ca
    Website helps students find study programs, universities and more
  • Universityaffairs.ca
    Canada’s most authoritative magazine of information about and for Canada’s university community.
  • Universityworks.ca
    Testimonials from students and CEOs on the benefits of international study experiences.
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