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 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.