Supporting Students, Strengthening The Economy
Ontario's highly skilled workforce is the key to the province's success in today's knowledge-based economy. It's estimated that over the next decade, seven out of every 10 new jobs created in Ontario will require postsecondary education or training.
To ensure that more Ontarians get the education and skills they need to help Ontario compete and win, the McGuinty government is creating almost 3,300 new graduate spaces.
Ontario's seven largest research universities will receive about 75 per cent of the new spaces:
|University of Guelph||232||University of Toronto||588|
|McMaster University||338||University of Waterloo||461|
|University of Ottawa||277||University of Western Ontario||504|
Nine other universities in Ontario, along with the Ontario College of Art & Design, will receive the other additional spaces.
|Carleton University||67||Trent University||26|
|Lakehead University||49||University of Ontario Institute of Technology||97|
|Laurentian University||33||University of Windsor||4|
|Ontario College of Art & Design||6||Wilfrid Laurier University||68|
|Ryerson University||289||York University||168|
This investment is just part of the government's commitment to supporting graduate students in Ontario. Other initiatives include:
- Investing $132.5 million to fund new Ontario Graduate Fellowships to support outstanding master's and doctoral students.
- Supporting Ontario Graduate Scholarships for students in all disciplines. These annual scholarships are worth up to $15,000 and are provided to more than 2,000 students each year.
- Investing almost $17 million over four years to establish internships for 1,750 postgraduate students with leading employers across Ontario in partnership with ACCELERATE Ontario, an initiative of the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS).