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Colleges & Universities in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Colleges & Universities in Canada

The Colleges and Universities industry in Canada, which includes public and private postsecondary institutions that grant academic certificates and degrees, has experienced moderate growth over the past five years, despite the declining role of government funding in industry operations. During the five-year period, tight government budgets have constrained provincial and federal funding for postsecondary education, causing certain institutions to implement hiring and salary freezes to reduce operating expenses. Moving forward, the industry is expected to continue growing as demand for higher education remains strong. Government funding for industry institutions is also forecast to recover over coming years as the overall Canadian economy improves.

This industry provides public and private postsecondary education services. Industry institutions grant certificates, as well as associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees. This industry does not include for-profit institutions.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Number of adults aged 20 to 64
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table International students in Canada, countries of citizenship (2018)*
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table University of Toronto (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table University of British Columbia (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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