How do Canadian PhDs fare in the job market?

Statistics Canada tracks the class of 2005 to find out
||Last Updated: 02/01/2011

About one in 10 candidates (12 per cent) who earn a doctorate degree in Canada move to the United States, but the majority of those that leave are planning to return, according to Statistics Canada.

The agency focused on the class of 2005, when about 4,200 candidates earned a doctorate degree in Canada. By 2007, 12 per cent of them were living in the U.S.

There were two fields of study (life sciences and computer, mathematics and physical sciences) that accounted for the highest proportions of doctoral graduates who left Canada for the U.S. The vast majority of doctoral graduates in both fields had a job waiting for them south of the border.