Toronto is the largest centre of education, research and innovation in Canada. The breadth and depth of Toronto’s world-renowned educational institutions and a highly educated population are integral to attracting the best businesses and the brightest minds.

  • Toronto is a leader in academia at all levels of learning, a progressive city with one of the most highly educated populations in the world.
  • The city is home to publicly funded four major universities and four community colleges, and nine satellite campuses of public universities and colleges which are located outside of the City and a number of trade and apprenticeship institutions including several specialized research centres.
  • In 2015, over 292,000 students were enrolled in Toronto’s eight public universities and colleges.
  • There are 179 private career colleges that provide a variety of certificate and diploma level post-secondary courses to several thousands of students each year.
  • Toronto has a strong primary and secondary education system with 596 elementary and 187 secondary public schools and over 100 private schools.
  • Toronto is the world’s premier language study destination to students with approximate 53 languages schools that deliver quality, accredited English and French programs both in the public and private sectors.
  • The Education Sector in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) employs 218,360 people which represent 7.26% of the CMA’s total workforce. This sector directly contributes $11.15 billion to the economy.