No matter where in the world you live, the better your education is, the more income you should expect from employment. In Canada, your investment in post-secondary education should ensure a successful career and a high standard of your after-University life. Educational options to choose from are numerous, ranging from vocational schools, to learn trades, to colleges, universities, and medical schools, to obtain highly respected professions. The cost of higher education in Canada is generally lower than that of the United States, largely due to the country's efforts to subside and otherwise support the system of public schooling.
The University of Toronto is the largest in Canada and counts among the most prestigious institutions of post-secondary education in entire North America. Every year, it hosts more than 70,000 students, about 12,000 of which are postgraduates. Considered as a highly regarded coeducational public research university, it attracts the brightest and most ambitions students from all over the world.
The University of Toronto, which initially was named as King's College, was established in 1827 by John Stratchan. Currently, it includes three large campuses: the historic St. George campus, and more recent Scarborough and Erindale. It unites 12 colleges, 15 faculties, a research Library with more 15 million publications (the largest in Canada and one of the best in the world!), and over one million square feet of classrooms, student residences, and other facilities. The heart of its underground curriculum is the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, with the focus on research prevailing in all disciplines. The University of Toronto Press Inc. is one of the best and most prestigious academic publishers in North America. With more than 12 thousand of employees, the University of Toronto is the 15th-largest employer in the Greater Toronto Area, which annually pumps about $5 billion into the city economy.
Regarded as one of the greatest international research centers of theoretical and applied sciences, this largest Canada’s university has educated six Nobel Prize Winners and most doctoral candidates of the country. Among its greatest scientific achievements, we can mention the development of the first electronic heart peacemaker, the invention of the first artificial pancreas and larynx, and the creation of the chemical laser. The University of Toronto is associated with the great names of Sir Frederick Banting, who won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the role of insulin in treating diabetes; Peter St. George-Hyslop, who revealed the genes responsible for Alzheimer's; and Tak Mak, the first scientist to clone a T-cell gene. Over the last two decades, its graduates and academic staff have received 25 percent of all national awards for outstanding achievements in science.