Thursday, October 28th, 2010

University Enrollment Continues to Climb

Canadian Enrollment Increase

Figures show overall enrolment is up almost four percent.

Canada’s enrollment and university participation numbers have gone up, and will continue to go up.

According to The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Canada now has 898,000 full-time university students, 4% and 32,000 more than in 2009.

The AUCC published the latest education figures in their report, The Value of a Degree in Canada’s Labour Market, which shows higher enrollment across the board.

“This is good news for the economy. University graduates are part of the solution to increasing Canada’s productivity and innovation. They possess the necessary critical thinking, research and analytical skills in demand by employers. They also contribute more than 40 percent of Canada’s tax base,” said AUCC President Paul Davidson.

The report also forecasts that by 2030, the number of people over the age of 65 will double, while the 25-64 year-old population will grow by eight percent. This will create a higher demand for doctors, lawyers, accountants and entrepreneurs.

“Governments will need to continue to invest in Canada’s universities if they are to provide innovative research, meet Canada’s labour shortages, attract international talent and open the doors to more Aboriginal students – the fastest-growing segment of the Canadian population,” said Davidson.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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