Deep Dive

Welcome to our Deep Dive! Find key facts and figures  about many common occupations  based on Sault College programs within our areas of study. Learn  about available pathways to degrees,  hourly wages based on program specific expected  job titles,   debt expected for students based on program areas for those taking out loans or using OSAP, as well as more details about the labour market for some possible occupations for each area of study.


Why College?

  • Lower tuition fees
  • Now offering degrees
  • Offering diplomas, certificates, and post-graduate certificates
  • Earn both a diploma and a degree through our pathways with partnering universities
  • College graduates get hired more1*
  • Better connected to industry through employer connections
  • College graduates are loved by employers2*
  • Postsecondary graduate debt is lower**
  • More focused on a career path through programming and placements

*Sourced from a 2015 survey by George Brown College of over 800 employers in the Greater Toronto Area.
1Employers expressed that college graduates were hired more often than university graduates in the last two years (75% vs. 68%)
254% of employers said they believe colleges offer more relevant work experience through field placements, internships or co-op, compared to universities (54% vs. 11%)
** Find details within each area of study



Unless otherwise stated within an area of study, the data presented throughout the area of study pages  has been sourced as follows:

  • Hourly Wages sourced from Job Bank Canada based on 2021 Ontario wages; wages are based on the National Occupational Classification each job falls within
  • Postsecondary Graduate Debt sourced from Statistics Canada, National Graduates Survey, 2018;  median amounts do not include graduates with zero debt
  • Labour Market Conditions sourced from Job Bank Canada and reference employment outlooks from Ontario for 2021-23 and Canada for 2019-2028