Federal, provincial governments top employers among PSE students

September 24, 2010

In a new survey of over 27,000 Canadian college and universities students, the federal government has been chosen as the top employer, with provincial and municipal governments as well as Health Canada making the top 10. Several corporate sector household names make the top 25 list, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Air Canada, Research in Motion, and Facebook. Non-profit organizations make a strong showing on the list, with the Hospital for Sick Children, the Canadian Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the David Suzuki Foundation, and Oxfam all ranking in the top 25. 56% of students surveyed said the current economic climate has them concerned about their job prospects. 57% said they would like to find an employer with which to spend their entire career. Canada's Top Campus Employers 2010