Young graduates from many different fields of study help ensure a prosperous future for Canada. They are those who will build and maintain a strong social infrastructure in areas such as education, communications, justice and health, alongside graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), who will advance the frontiers of science and technology and increase the competitiveness of the Canadian economy globally. Understanding how these graduates fare in the labour market is not only important for policy makers, but also for young people themselves in making their education decisions.

The analysis in the current article looks at the earnings of young bachelor’s degree holders by their field of study. This article will focus on the earnings of young people aged 25 to 34 who completed their education in Canada, and are bachelor’s degree holders from STEM and BHASE (business, humanities, health, arts, social science and education) fields of study. To make earnings more comparable, it includes only graduates who were paid employees working full time and full year in 2015.

Published By: Statistics Canada

Publication Date: November 2017

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