University Employment Outcomes, Graduation and Student Loan Default Rates


University Employment Outcomes, Graduation and Student Loan Default Rates

After University: The Future Is Yours

How many students successfully graduate from university? Do university graduates find jobs? How many students pay back their student loans? These reports show how students have done in programs and universities across Ontario.

Ontario University Graduate Survey

Each year, graduates of university undergraduate programs are surveyed about their success in finding work through the Ontario University Graduate Survey. For several years, survey results on employment rates have been combined with information separately collected on graduation and Canada-Ontario Student Loan default rates to create and publish a set of values – called key performance indicators – that measure results in these areas for each Ontario university.

In 2015, the ministry also published more detailed survey results for the first time, including information on full-time vs. part-time employment rates, employment outcomes for graduates of co-operative education programs, incidences of unpaid internships, graduate salaries, and relatedness of graduates’ employment to their education for 2011 graduates.

2014-15 Survey

For the 2014-15 survey, CCI Research Inc. and Forum Research Inc. began surveying 2012 graduates on behalf of the Government of Ontario. Information for survey respondents is provided below:

Recent Results

Tables With Results by Program Area

(Key Performance Indicators (2002 to 2011) and Additional Survey Results (2011 Graduates)


Key Performance Indicator Links

Algoma University Brock University Carleton University
Lakehead University Laurentian University McMaster University
Nipissing University OCAD University Queen's University
Ryerson University Trent University University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa University of Guelph University of Toronto
University of Hearst University of Waterloo University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor Wilfrid Laurier University York University