The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has ordered the closure of Goodwin College of Technology and Management Inc., a Toronto private career college. The Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education has put a freeze on new enrolments at Regency College, another private career college based in Saskatoon.
A column in today’s Edmonton Sun laments the underfunding of Canadian universities. The column points out that, as funding for Canadian universities has shrunk, “public universities in the United States have seen funding levels increase over the past 30 years. They receive about $8,000 more per student than those in Canada.”
A report in the July 2008 issue of Statistics Canada’s Perspectives on Labour and Income notes that 37 percent of Canadian Forces personnel had post-secondary education credentials in 2002 compared to 19 percent in 1988.