Graduate School Applications Soar by 30% in Canada

Canadians are applying to graduate schools in increasing numbers, a phenomenon often seen during times of economic downturns but with some significant differences during a global pandemic, experts say. It makes people to rethink their future and that's exactly what appears to be happening at two of Canada's largest graduate schools.

  • Western University's law program had a 31 per cent increase in applications over last year, and a 37 per cent increase over 2019.

  • Masters programs at Western are seeing 13 per cent increases in applicants, and doctorates a 25 per cent increase.

  • The University of Toronto's law school has seen applications go up 24 per cent.

  • Graduate program applications are up 32 per cent compared to the same time last year.