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Schooling and Labour Market Outcomes of Ontario Transfer Students: Evidence from PSE-Tax Linked Data

February 2020

Authors: Ross Finnie, Michael Dubois, Masashi Miyairi (University of Ottawa)

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Executive Summary

By using Statistics Canada’s Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform (ELMLP), and by linking Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS) administrative data on Ontario public college and university students to personal income tax data, this project examines the labour market outcomes of transfer students while controlling for program and student characteristics. The study considers three primary factors when identifying transfers: field of study, credentials, and institution.


  • Student decisions, experiences, and outcomes