Economy + Jobs

True Blue 2019 Start-Up Expo (Nick Iwanyshyn)

The University of Toronto is an engine of our local, provincial and national economies. The University effectively leverages public, private, and institutional financial resources to further world-class research and talent development to help all facets of the economy grow and adapt to global forces.

U of T's over 525,000 alumni in Canada deliver exceptional health care, drive the country’s competitiveness in science, technology and computing, and enrich our lives through the arts.

The University offers the country’s most generous and comprehensive access guarantee: The University of Toronto has pledged that no academically qualified student will be turned away due to family finances.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers: the University ranks first in Canada for graduate employability and 13th in the world.

Our economic impact is felt across the GTA. The University of Toronto Mississauga partners with the City of Mississauga and local business in a range of sectors including life sciences, ICT and advanced manufacturing. At the St. George campus, the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence is a global magnet for tech and AI companies. At the University of Toronto Scarborough, faculty and students work and study in partnership with community organizations, enriching undergraduate education.

Smart Freight Centre studies how to improve flow of goods

This fall, SFC received an Alliance Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to fund a new research initiative...

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U of T supercomputing centre receives boost in Ontario budget

The University of Toronto’s SciNet supercomputing consortium, which provides researchers across Ontario with high-powered computational resources, will receive a further...

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City of Toronto partners with universities on COVID-19 research

The City of Toronto is tapping local universities and colleges for essential research support as it responds to the ongoing...

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Online platform launched by U of T researchers helps businesses, charities obtain COVID-19 protective gear

CovidPPEHelp has over 1,200 users in more than 300 cities across Canada and has enabled numerous businesses and charities to...

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Real-time economic tracker developed by new U of T faculty member

A new real-time tracker of American economic activity developed incoming A&S faculty member Michael Stepner with colleagues at Harvard and...

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U of T School of Continuing Studies launches fund to help students upskill

The University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies has launched a new fund to help those experiencing financial difficulties due...

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Advice on how to support local and small business

Helping businesses is much the same as reaching out to a neighbour to help, says Lisa Kramer, a professor of...

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U of T students offer child care for health-care workers

Knowing the toll the outbreak would take on the health-care system, the students – Jordynn Klein, Daniel Lee, Tingting Yan and Orly Bogler – organized their...

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UTM program explores how strong cities make for strong regions

Innovation, synergies and leveraging the opportunities of the “digital city” were on the agenda at the Urban Leadership eXchange, a...

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U of T spinoff among 10 winners of Canadian clean energy innovation competition

CERT Systems Inc., a company spun out of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, has received...

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