BC’s colleges have a proven track record as a well-established and accountable sector of the province’s post-secondary education system.
Our colleges are ready and able to take on more responsibility for labour market development that will contribute to healthier communities and stronger regional economies.
- For every $1 spent, $15.40* is returned in added income and savings to society.
- BC’s colleges and their graduates contribute $7.8 billion* of income annually to the provincial economy.
- 93%* of BC’s college graduates stay, work and pay tax in BC.
- According to a recent TD Economics report, post-secondary education is a good return on investment and a college diploma, which has lower upfront costs, offers an even higher return on investment than other sectors.
BC's colleges are helping to meet BC's labour market demand. This results in a higher standard of living, reduced social costs and vibrant and sustainable communities throughout BC.
* EMSI 2012-2013