The cost of a university degree in Canada is getting steeper, with tuitions and other compulsory fees likely to have about tripled from 1990 to 2017, and students in Ontario are paying most, according to research conducted by a policy think-tank.
The Canadian University Survey Consortium surveyed more than 18,000 graduating college and university students from 36 Canadian universities for its 2016 annual article. The average debt-ridden pupil owed $27,000
University Tuitions fees by province
Provincial tuition and compulsory fees for full-time undergrads from 1990-91 and projected for 2016-17. The national average is weighted based on enrolment per province, so isn’t based solely on provincial averages, according to a spokesman for the center.
National tuitions rates : $2,243 to $6,842
- N.L.: $2,059 to $2,655.
- P.E.I.: $2,871 to $6,710.
- N.S.: $2,974 to $6,969.
- N.B.: $2,949 to $6,527.
- Que.: $1,385 to $3,759.
- Ont.: $2,574 to $8,756.
- Man.: $2,316 to $4,086.
- Sask.: $2,367 to $7,280.
- Alta.: $1,970 to $7,431.
- B.C.: $2,770 to $5,639.
Canada 5th highest in OECD
- Canada as a whole has the fifth-highest tertiary tuition in the OECD behind Chile, the United States, Korea and Japan.
- Eight of the 26 countries with tuition data charge nothing at their equivalent universities or colleges.
- The most expensive Canadian province in which to attend “tertiary” education (university and college) is Ontario . Were Ontario its own country, it would also rank fifth highest in the OECD.
The federal and provincial government should do something about this because students are hurting, it is making it harder for Canadian university graduates to compete on the world stage because after graduation they will be thinking about how am I going to paying off my student loan debt? How can I afford to live decent lifestyle? I am not making enough money to pay off my Student loan my credits will be destroyed?