As a $35 billion enterprise in direct expenditures, universities are significant drivers of economic prosperity. They provide employment for close to 250,000 people.
1.7Mstudents at Canadian universities in 2016
There were 1,016,000 full-time students and 290,000 part-time students in 2016.
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.