More PSE graduates essential to Ontario's economic future

February 5, 2009

In order for Ontario to become a leader in the "creative age," there needs to be a sharp increase in the number of college and university graduates, according to a new report released yesterday from the Martin Prosperity Institute. The report recommends boosting the PSE attendance of 18- to 24-year-olds to 60% from the current 40%. The report says higher education will be required for 70% of future jobs in Ontario. The report also suggests the province is not producing enough management graduates, but is outpacing the US in producing engineering and science graduates. Martin Prosperity Institute News Release | Globe and Mail | Toronto Star | Read the full report