Why we’re doing this project
Earnings is only one factor that Canadian students consider when deciding to pursue post-secondary education (PSE) – but our research indicates that information on salary is the most sought-after labour market information. The investments Canadians make in PSE play a vital role in determining their labour market opportunities and career pathways. These decisions can have an impact on the country’s economic prosperity as well as other social and individual outcomes. Reliable information about post-secondary education graduates’ labour market outcomes helps students, parents, policy-makers, other stakeholders in the PSE system, and the broader Canadian public make more informed decisions.
What we found
In general, Canadian post-secondary graduates are doing well. The two most noteworthy findings concern earnings differentials: one between men and women in Canada while the other is between Canadian graduates and international student graduates who stayed in Canada to work. Explore the findings in more detail through the various reports, tools and data we have prepared, including:
Press Release (January 14, 2020)
What the project is about
LMIC partnered with the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) to provide in-depth evidence on the labour market earnings of PSE graduates.
Our report data were obtained from the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP) on graduates of publicly funded post-secondary institutions between the academic years 2009–10 and 2014–15. We tracked their earnings five years after graduation. Our analysis of earnings is broken down by credentials and field of study.