Where The Jobs Are

Where The Jobs Are
Labour market predictions show that the majority of future jobs will require a university degree. So where are the jobs? See the list of occupations that are predicted to experience labour shortages in the coming years in this infographic by the Council of Ontario Universities. Download an accessible PDF version here.

94% of Ontario university grads have secured well-paying jobs two years after graduation: government survey

94% of Ontario university grads have secured well-paying jobs two years after graduation: government survey
The vast majority of Ontario university undergraduates secure jobs just two years after graduation – jobs that are in their field, use the skills learned at university, and pay an average of more than $49,000, according to the 2015 Grad Survey. The survey of graduates of Ontario undergraduate programs conducted for Ontario’s Ministry of Training, ...

Life decisions: The road from university to law school

Life decisions: The road from university to law school
Julian Tennent-Riddell, a Trent University graduate, talks about how his interdisciplinary university degree and volunteer experiences brought him to the decision of attending law school. Check out his inspirational story – filmed by the Council of Ontario Universities – below! And don’t forget to check out our partners over at WorkStory.net for more work stories ...

Ontario university graduates are getting jobs: 93 per cent in well-paying jobs two years after graduation, government survey shows

Ontario university graduates are getting jobs: 93 per cent in well-paying jobs two years after graduation, government survey shows
  Toronto, September 03, 2014— The vast majority of graduates of Ontario’s undergraduate university programs are getting well-paying jobs in their fields soon after graduation, the latest government survey shows. More than 93 per cent of 2011 undergrads had jobs two years after graduation, up from 87.4 per cent who were employed within six months ...

No need to pick a career on the first week of university

No need to pick a career on the first week of university
  TORONTO – Students who worry too much about picking the “perfect” major as they enter university aren’t necessarily setting themselves up for success, say experts who caution that school should be seen as time to learn, network and explore different career paths. “Sometimes university is about more than getting it perfectly, it’s often about ...

Ten tax tips for post-secondary students and their parents

Ten tax tips for post-secondary students and their parents
  1. Claim tuition and education credits. A student is generally entitled to a tax credit for tuition paid, plus an education credit based on $400 a month of full-time ($120 for part-time) attendance in school. If she doesn’t need the credits to reduce her taxes to nil, she can transfer up to $5,000 of ...

Work Story Wednesday: Ryerson grad starts own business

Work Story Wednesday: Ryerson grad starts own business
  THE CHALLENGE In 2010, Brennan McEachran founded Toronto-based SoapBox to build software technology that aggregates crowdsourced ideas. Lots of different organizations – ranging from ski camps to universities to non-profits to multinationals – want to get feedback from employees, customers, students, donors and volunteers, and early on Mr. McEachran saw the diverse possible uses ...