Facts and stats

Impact of Canada's universities

  • 1.4M
    students at Canadian universities in 2018

    There were about 1,075,000 full-time and 290,000 part-time students in 2018.

    Source: Universities Canada estimates, 2018.
  • 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.

    Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2008-2017.
  • $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.

    Source: Statistics Canada, Financial Information of Universities and Colleges Survey and Labour Force Survey, 2014.

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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