Facts and stats
Impact of Canada's universities
1.4Mstudents at Canadian universities in 2018
There were about 1,075,000 full-time and 290,000 part-time students in 2018.
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.
As a $35 billion enterprise in direct expenditures, universities are significant drivers of economic prosperity. They provide employment for close to 250,000 people.