Post-graduate degrees the new BA (Guest Commentary)

Canada’s ‘dirty little secret’ is rampant unemployment of graduates
By Michael Burzynski
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/17/2012

Wen it comes to post-secondary education, Canadians should be proud. We have one of the most educated populations in the world. More than one-half (56 per cent) of people aged 25 to 34 have some form of post-secondary credentials, according to Statistics Canada data from the 2006 Census.

That’s great, but there’s a downside: The more undergraduate degrees that flood the market, the less valuable they are when it comes to landing a job.

With the number of university students growing, and graduates flooding the job market, it feels like the undergraduate degree is equivalent to what a high school diploma used to be.