uMontréal makes strong gains in 2012 Global Employability Survey

November 9, 2012

The New York Times recently reported on results from the 2012 Global Employability Survey, based on interviews of 2,500 recruiters in 20 different nations to ascertain what expectations they have of young graduates and to rank the top universities in the country and worldwide. The Canadian universities to make this year's top 150 are uToronto (24), McGill (29), uMontréal and its business school HEC Montréal (30), McMaster (53), Queen's (56), Western U (85), and uWaterloo (108). uMontréal made a significant advancement in this year's ranking, moving up from 46th place in 2011. Rector Guy Breton attributed the advancement to a successful combination of several cultures. "We teach in French; we are the most European of the North American universities, and I think that is of added value to employers," he told the Times. Breton says Montreal's multiculturalism and multilingualism contributes to uMontréal's openness and worldliness, something international employers are increasingly seeking. "We are exposed to the international reality." uMontréal News | HEC Montréal News | New York Times | Ranking