Colleges and Institutes Canada

A closer look at the value of colleges and institutes

On October 5, we shared the findings of an exclusive report by EMSI on the economic impact of colleges and institutes during an iPolitics Live Event in Ottawa. The study concluded that these institutions, along with the people they have trained, added over $191.2 billion to Canada’s economy in 2014-2015, including $1.6 billion generated by international students.

We also supported the work of the Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) on linking PSE administrative and tax data. Led by Dr. Ross Finnie, of the University of Ottawa, this study used tax records to track the earnings of graduates from 14 Canadian post-secondary institutions, including several CICan members. It confirmed that, though it varies by discipline, holding a college credential will always have a significant impact on the income of graduates.

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