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Impact of Canada's universities
1.7Mstudents 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.
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.