Ontario urged to double or triple PSE enrolment in the north

January 20, 2010

In its response to the Ontario government's proposed Northern Ontario Growth Plan, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation suggests the province establish targets and incentives to double or triple post-secondary enrolment to be distributed equally across northern Ontario institutions over the next 25 years. The corporation notes that directing southern Ontario post-secondary student demand northwards would be helpful in building student populations in the north. The corporation also recommends that distance education be driven through a strategy that would support regional and remote satellite campuses. Sault Star | Read the SSMEDC report