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Which Canadian Universities Offer The Best Graduate Employment Opportunities?

July 19, 2016

When international students are considering where to study in Canada there are many factors to think about, but often the most important is how will this course help me get a job? The answer to this question isn’t simple, as your future employability depends on how well you network, the grades you achieve, and your legal status in the country post-graduation.\r\n\r\nBut of course many of these aspects can all be heavily influenced by the facilities and connections available at university; and so in 2015 QS University Rankings announced a new system for measuring the employability of students emerging from the world’s universities.\r\n\r\n

Huge Number of Well-Respected Canadian Universities

\r\n\r\nIf you wish to study in Canada the University of Toronto is considered the best institution for employability, with a score of 483 ranking it 10th in the world. McGill in 21st, British Columbia in 39th, Montreal in 44th and McMaster in 86th round out the top 100, but for international students in Canada the overall employability of all students at a university is but one indicator of its suitability.\r\n\r\nMany are recognised for their educational provision in one or more particular fields, so it may be better to choose a lower QS ranked university if its course is considered more credible. An example of this is British Columbia, which is ranked lower than Toronto for employability, but far higher for its courses in Mathematics, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Physics and Plant & Animal Science.\r\n\r\nToronto is also ranked lower than McGill on the overall QS university ranking system, yet outstrips its domestic rival on its employability rating, as well as its provision in Biology, Chemistry, Immunology, Clinical Medicine and most individual areas of medical science, despite McGill being voted 1st among Canada’s medical-doctoral universities for ten straight years. \r\n\r\nOther Canadian universities with well-respected departments include Alberta and McMaster for their Arts programs, Western University for its business provision, and Waterloo for its research-intensive psychology department ranked number 1 in Canada. So as you can see from these examples, the highest overall placed QS universities may not necessarily be the right one for your specific needs – although they can give you a good idea of where to start looking.\r\n\r\n

Research Is Important For All Potential International Students

\r\n\r\nOnce you’ve narrowed down your search to a handful of universities the onus is then on you to investigate your chosen courses in person. Ask faculty staff about the ratio of tutors to students, enquire about the availability of research facilities and local business links, and don’t forget to find out what graduates of the course are doing now. \r\n\r\nA good university always keeps in touch with successful former students, and seeing how others have progressed from the course could be a great indicator of where your own future may lie.\r\n\r\nInterested in studying Canada? Get in touch with a member of our friendly and helpful team who’ll be able to fully explain your options.\r\n\r\n