ON expands degree options at public colleges to allow three-year degrees, expanded four-year offerings

April 12, 2022
The Government of Ontario has announced that it is expanding the degree options at public colleges. Colleges will now be able to develop new three-year programs and expand their four-year program offerings in key areas that address ON’s labour shortage. Colleges will be able to develop three-year programs in fields such as health care, data, artificial intelligence, and infrastructure. ON has also raised the cap on degree programs that colleges can offer by 5%. “Ontario is facing a historic labour shortage, and we need all hands-on deck to tackle it,” said ON Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton. “That is why our government is taking action to ensure young people are graduating with the skills they need to earn bigger paycheques that are waiting for them.” ON (ON)