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Post-Secondary Graduates – How Much Do They Make?

The Education Policy Research Initiative (EPRI) has released a major new report on the early earnings of recent post-secondary education graduates

Jan 20, 2020

The new report, entitled “How Much Do They Make? New Evidence on the Early Career Earnings of Canadian Post-Secondary Education Graduates by Credential & Field of Study”, makes extensive use of the new Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP), developed by Statistics Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada. The report was released by the Education Policy Research Initiative (ERPI) of which our very own faculty member, Dr. Arthur Sweetman, is the Associate Director.

The report identifies all college and university students who graduated from publicly funded Canadian post-secondary education (PSE) institutions from 2010 through 2014 and then track their annual employment earnings on a year by year basis from the first year following graduation through 2015. ERPI’s aim is to provide all PSE stakeholders — students, parents, institutions, policy makers, researchers and the broader Canadian public — with new, up-to-date, and unique information on PSE graduates’ earnings that will, among other things, help individuals make more informed choices.

The report shows strong earnings for Canadian graduates, but women and international students have lower earnings right out of the gate. For more information and access to the report, click here