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Posted on 25 January at 10:00AM

Collège Boréal is back at the top of the podium… twice!


Colleges Ontario released the 2021-22 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for Ontario’s 24 colleges on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, and Collège Boréal again ranks first for two of the indicators: Graduate Satisfaction and Graduation Rate.

Since 1998, the Ontario government has mandated colleges to collect and report annually on performance data in four* areas: Graduate Satisfaction, Employer Satisfaction, Employment Rate, and Graduation Rate.

Collège Boréal once again ranks first for two of the four indicators, and it is not the first time. The 2021-22 data confirms the consistency of Collège Boréal’s performance:

  • For the 17th time in 23 years and with a rate of 94.0% (unprecedented in the history of KPIs), the College ranks 1st in Ontario for graduate satisfaction; and
  • For the 20th time in 23 years, with a rate of 75.2%, the College has the highest graduation rate in the province.

In fact, Collège Boréal is the only college in Ontario in the history of KPIs to be ranked first in two or more indicators in the same year more than once. Only five other colleges have accomplished this, and each only once.

In addition, in 2021-22, Collège Boréal’s results are above the provincial average, and are increasing for each of the indicators measured.

*In 2019, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities discontinued mandatory student satisfaction surveys. Collège Boréal now independently measures this indicator for the continuous improvement of its programs and services.

Quick Facts 2021–2022

Graduate Satisfaction

  • For the 17th time in 23 years and with a rate of 94.0%, Boréal ranks first in Ontario for Graduate Satisfaction (provincial average: 75.4%), the highest rate ever achieved by Collège Boréal and in the province for this indicator;
  • 97% of graduates would recommend Collège Boréal to their friends or other interested individuals;
  • 95% of graduates would also recommend their respective programs.

Graduation Rate

  • For the 20th time in 23 years, Boréal ranked first in the province with a rate of 75.2% of registered students having obtained their diploma (provincial average: 65.2%).

Employment Rate

  • 90.6% of Collège Boréal graduates found jobs 6 to 9 months following their graduation (ranked 4th; provincial average: 83.4%).

Employer Satisfaction

  • No data on Employer Satisfaction was available for the 2021–2022 academic year.


“Given all the challenges we faced due to COVID-19 during the academic year covered by this survey, not least of which were the constantly changing rules and guidelines, I am truly impressed by these results. Our students, with the help of our dedicated staff, buckled down, adapted, and had the highest graduation rate in the province. Wow! Not only that, but we achieved the highest graduate satisfaction rate ever seen in the province since we started collecting this data. I am at a loss for words to express the pride I have in our team and our students.”

–Daniel Giroux, President of Collège Boréal

Marc Despatie
Director – Communications
Phone: 705.665.2662

About Collège Boréal

Created in Sudbury in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language post-secondary education and training institution that works for the development and growth of the various Ontario communities it serves.

Through its 36 sites including seven campuses in 26 communities, Collège Boréal offers a high level of expertise in post-secondary education, basic training, apprenticeship, immigration services, employment services, continuing education, customized training and applied research.
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