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Canadore College pleased with results of the latest provincial Key Performance Indicator survey

Dec 13, 2021 | Cindy Males, Public Relations and Communications Specialist

Canadore College has placed above the Ontario college system average in four key performance indicators – even scoring 100% in the employer satisfaction rate -- according to the provincial Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey results for 2019-2020 released this week. That shows businesses who hire Canadore College alumni are pleased with how well prepared our graduates are for the demands of the workforce.

“Canadore College works closely with industry to determine workforce needs,” said Canadore President and CEO George Burton.  “The fact that our employer satisfaction rate is 100% is evidence we’re doing something right.”

Overall, compared to other publicly-assisted colleges across Ontario, Canadore also scored well in the student graduation rate, graduate employment rate, and graduate satisfaction rate.  Those results are as follows:

  • 68.4% of students enrolled at Canadore graduated.  The provincial average is 65.9%;
  • 87.8% of Canadore graduates were employed six months after graduation, compared to 77% province-wide; and
  • 82.3% of Canadore graduates acknowledged that their college experience was useful to them in achieving their goals after graduation.  The provincial average is 78%.

The provincial government and the colleges have been gathering the annual data since 1998.  The KPI data is normally released in the spring, but the 2019-2020 KPI surveys were paused in 2020 out of respect for the students, graduates and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The 2020-2021 KPI surveys were also delayed. 

“We are pleased with Canadore’s KPI results, especially considering the impacts of COVID-19.  Canadore students persevered through new hybrid delivery models and delayed academic opportunities.  Not only did they successfully complete their educational journey, but they are succeeding in the workforce as well,” said Burton. 

The Ministry of Colleges and University has stopped collecting student satisfaction results as part of the KPI survey process, and is prioritizing the collection of data on the labour market outcomes for graduates. 

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