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Graduate employability: top universities in Canada ranked by employers 2022

Canadian universities producing the most employable graduates have been ranked by companies around the world in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022

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November 23 2022
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Eleven Canadian universities appear in the Global University Employability Ranking 2022, designed by the HR consultancy Emerging and published exclusively by Times Higher Education. The ranking reveals which universities recruiters at top companies think are best at preparing students for the workplace.

Canadian universities are popular with international students for offering cheaper tuition costs than many US colleges, as well as a simple application process.

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Students thinking about graduate jobs will be pleased to hear that Canadian universities also maintain an excellent reputation with employers.

The University of Toronto is the top Canadian choice among employers. Canadian universities in the ranking are spread across the country, including Ontario, Québec and British Columbia.

Top three universities in Canada for graduate employability

1. University of Toronto

Many ideas and inventions that begin at the University of Toronto have a significant impact on the global economy, whether through start-ups, commercial partnerships or businesses.

In disciplines from medicine to engineering, the university attracts world-leading scholars to undertake groundbreaking research and transfer that knowledge to students.

The strategic priorities for the university include strengthening international partnerships and reimagining undergraduate education to prepare students for lifelong learning.

2. McGill University

Every year, students at McGill participate in Innovation Week, which explores topics such as entrepreneurship in music and the future of health. Activities are led by students and provide opportunities to connect with innovators and form industry partnerships.

Three hubs for entrepreneurial students offer start-up competitions, technology-based projects, and support and mentorship.

Opportunities to learn beyond the classroom include entrepreneurship projects, internships, public speaking training and museum excursions.

3. University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia has a jobs and volunteering board for students and alumni to browse and find opportunities.

UBC also gives employers the opportunity to recruit students from the university through careers fairs, recruitment booths and uploading jobs on to the university’s jobs board.

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Top universities in Canada for graduate employability 2022

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Canada Employability Rank 2022 Employability Rank 2022 Employability Rank 2021 University City
1 11 12 University of Toronto Toronto
2 29 29 McGill University Montreal
3 36 26 University of British Columbia Vancouver
4 63 47 University of Montreal/HEC Montreal
5 81 78 McMaster University Hamilton
6 172 136 University of Alberta Edmonton
7 175 - University of Ottawa Ottawa
8 183 182 University of Victoria Victoria
9 191 201 University of Waterloo Waterloo
10 192 - Ryerson University) Toronto
11 196 - Université du Québec Quebec City

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