Durham College Placements 2017-18 ,Oshawa,Canada

  • Oshawa,Canada
Aishwarya Bhatnagar

Durham College placement recorded 84% for the year 2017-18, for its graduates within 6 months of their graduation. The average salary was CAD 46,490 annually, while the median salary was CAD 41,714. Around 630+ graduates of Durham College submitted the graduates outcome survey 15 months after their course completion. Out of which, 904 students were pursuing higher education and 240 of them were still looking for a job.  

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Durham College Placement Highlights  

Overall Placement Rate (for Full Timers) 


Mean Salary  

CAD 46,490 

Median Salary 

CAD 41,714 

Maximum Salary 

CAD 140,786 

Minimum Average Salary 

CAD 30,001 

Number of Salaries Reported 


Total Graduates 


Further Education 

904 students  

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Durham College Placement Stats 

As per the placement statistics, Durham College graduates were categorised in a number of areas, the division was made between those who were employed and ones who were not employed. Read more about: Durham College Admissions 

Employment Destinations: 

As per the details submitted by the employment office of Durham College, only 863 students were pursuing full time employment as per their program of study. More details are as follows: 


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Non-Employment Destinations 

In this case, 240 students were still looking out for a job and around 2,700+ students’ status or what they had opted for was unknown. Read on for details:


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Durham College Salary Wise Analysis 

There are over 100+ courses and salaries for each of the courses and their specialisations vary. The following table summarises the top courses and their specialisation wise salaries offered to graduates of Durham Colleges during placements:   

Durham College Courses + Specialisations 

Average Salary 

Maximum Salary 

Business Administration - HR 

CAD 47,391 

CAD 59,951 

Business Administration - Materials and Operations Management 

CAD 52,153 

CAD 105,000 

Business - Accounting 

CAD 39,521 

CAD 56,575 

Biomedical Engineering Technology 

CAD 59,619 

CAD 75,000 

Chemical Laboratory Technician - Fast Track 

CAD 37,199 

CAD 50,057 

Communicative Disorders Assistant 

CAD 51,419 

CAD 91,772 

Computer Programmer 

CAD 59,906 

CAD 83,429 

Data Analytics for Business Decision Making 

CAD 46,384 

CAD 70,000 

Dental Hygiene 

CAD 71,381 

CAD 100,375 

Paramedic - Advanced Care 

CAD 100,440 

CAD 140,786 

Practical Nursing 

CAD 57,034 

CAD 132,965 

Registered Nurse - Critical Care Nursing 

CAD 75,628 

CAD 137,658 

As given above, the maximum salary was offered to Durham College graduates of Paramedic - Advanced Care, while the Business courses saw maximum salary of CAD 105,000.  

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Top Employers at Durham College 

There were over 200+ employers who recruited graduates of Durham College. There were a mix of employers - government, private and NGO’s, Universities, etc. Some of the employers have been tabulated below for reference: 

Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario Bellissimo Law Group 

Bianchi Paralegal 

Bracken Law Firm 

Brookside Youth Centre 

Canadian Auto Workers Union  

G4S Secure 

Green and Spiegel LLP 

Haydon House 

Homelessness Prevention 

HWY-Law Paralegal Services 

Lakeridge Health 

Law Office of D.L. Hoult 

Lendcare Financial Services 

Lofranco Scarola  

Central East Correction Institute 

CN Tower 

Community Justice Alternatives 

Correctional Service of Canada 

Crime Prevention Association 

Crown Attorney’s Office, Northumberland  

Department of Justice Canada, Ontario Regional Office 

Department of National Defence – Military Police 

Don Menzies Consulting 

Eastview Boys & Girls Clubs 

LTP Financial 

Mamann Frankel Sandaluk LLP 

McCarthy Tetrault LLP 

McMillan LLP 

McNeely Kelly Law Firm 

Metcap Living 

Edward G. Spong Barrister & Solicitor 

Edward M. Royle & Associates 

FinePoint Legal 

Flemingdon Community Legal Services 

Freed Legal Services  

In-Law Paralegal 

John Howard Society 

JVS Toronto 

Kennedy House 

Kinark Child and Family Services  

OTT Legal Services 

Oudit Rai Law Office 

Park Place for Youth 

Peel Regional Police Service 

Port Hope Police Service 

Nelson, Wilson and Adams 

Northumberland – Probation & Parole 

Northumberland Legal Aid Clinic 

Ontario Family Group Home 

Ontario Nurses’ Association 

Ontario Power Generation “OPG” 

Mwangi Law 

Oshawa Community Health Centre 

Regional Municipality of Durham 

Regional Municipality of York 


Rose of Durham 

The Bay/HBC 

The Law Firm of Taragh Bracken 

The Ontario College of Teachers 

Toronto Community Housing 

Ministry of Children & Youth Services 

Ministry of Finance 

Ministry of Transportation 

Mon Ami Group Homes 

MPAC – Municipal Property  

Murray McKinnon Foundation 

Scarborough Crown Attorney’s Office 

Scott & Oliver, Barrister & Solicitors 

Sears Canada 

Toronto East Detention Centre

Professional Corporation 

Toronto Transit Commission “TTC” 

Porter Airlines 

Toronto Police Service 

Assessment Corporation 

Wentzel Legal Services 

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Durham College Placement FAQs

Q. Are field placements paid for Durham College graduates?

A. Field placements give students’ valuable on-the-job training and, as such, are not paid. Transportation to and from the placement is the student’s responsibility. If the placement host is in a position to help cover transportation costs, this can be discussed with the student during the interview process.

Q. Which courses’ average salary was the lowest recorded for Durham College placement?

A. The lowest average salaries of the courses’ at Durham College are as follows:
  • Motive Power Technician Service and Management: CAD 30,001 
  • Fitness and Health Promotion: CAD 31,168 
  • Hospitality - Hotel and Restaurant Operations Management: CAD 31,723

Q. How many graduates of Business courses at Durham College were employed?

A. Around 300 students pursuing a course in Business in its various specialisations graduated from Durham College in 2017-18.

Q. What was the lowest salary recorded during Durham College placements?

A. The lowest salary of CAD 10,429 was recorded for Paralegal Graduate Certificate course graduates of Durham College during placements of 2017-18.

Q. Which courses’ graduates of Durham College were looking for job openings?

A. Project Management course’s graduates of Durham College around 10 of them (maximum) were still looking out for a job for themselves. This was followed by 9 graduates of - Chemical Laboratory Technician and Information Systems Security - Computers and Networking.

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