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.