A look at postsecondary non-completion and labour market outcomes in ON PSE: Study 


A recent report published by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) explores the relationship between non-completion rates and labour market outcomes in Ontario postsecondary education. HEQCO and SRDC analyzed Statistics Canada data and found that nearly one-quarter of students who enrolled in postsecondary education did not graduate after eight years. The study authors found that—across credential types and all fields of study—graduates earned more than their non-completer counterparts. Certificate and diploma programs had higher non-completion rates than bachelor degree programs, and the authors suggested that the difference in time commitment and cost between these programs could be related to lower commitments to persistence.