Today’s university experience leads to rewarding careers and bright futures. Each student’s journey is unique and here at UniversityWorks, graduates from across Canada tell us their stories.
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900,000 new jobs
Between May 2008 and May 2014, more than twice as many net new jobs were created for university graduates than for college and trades graduates combined. (878,000 and 437,000 respectively)
50% higher incomes
Over their careers, university graduates typically earning 50% more than other full-time workers without a university degree.
56% of net new jobs
Since 2008 in Alberta, 56% of net new jobs have been for university graduates. That’s almost double the number of net new jobs for college grads (31%) and more than triple those for trades.
25% growth in co-op students
The number of students in co-op programs jumped 25 percent in just seven years, from 53,000 students in 2006-07 to more than 65,000 in 2013.
30-40% higher salaries
Salaries for newly hired university graduates with work-integrated learning experiences are 30% to 40% higher than for graduates without those kinds of experiences.
Universities by the numbers
“The study-abroad program... wasKayla Carroll, Bachelor of Arts in English and Newfoundland Studies
a gateway to Europe. I’d never travelled
before; I’d never had a global perspective.”
The Value of a Degree
In the news
- Study: Where can that liberal arts degree take you on the Canadian job market right now?
Workopolis.com, Aug 13 2014
- It's wrong to think that getting a PhD today is a waste of time
Montreal Gazette, Aug 2, 2014
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