Investments in education more critical than ever, says report

June 8, 2010

In a new report from the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity, the Toronto-based think-tank urges federal and provincial governments to continue to place post-secondary education high on the list when considering their spending priorities. The report notes that funding ought to focus on 3 priorities: increasing the number of masters degrees attained; expanding access to universities, especially for youth from demographic groups who are less likely to participate in PSE; and improving the student experience in universities. "If Canada is to be an economy that is competing on creativity and innovation," the report states, "our workers and managers need the skills and knowledge to thrive and many of these come from robust educational opportunities." Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity News Release | Read the report