Premier Doug Ford will make a presentation in Brampton on Tuesday afternoon to announce the creation of over 450 additional postsecondary roles across the province’s six medical institutions.
Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health, and Jill Dunlop, the Minister of Colleges and Universities, will join Ford. The announcement will take place at 12 p.m. and will be live aired on CP24.com.
Officials claim the addition of the extra beds — 160 for undergraduate jobs and 295 for postgraduate positions — is the largest expansion of undergraduate and postgraduate education in over a decade.
The expanded positions will be allocated as follows:
The proposed medical school at Ryerson University will receive 80 undergraduate seats and 95 postgraduate positions
University of Toronto will receive 30 undergraduate seats and 45 postgraduate positions
Northern Ontario School of Medicine will receive 30 undergraduate seats, and 41 postgraduate positions
Queen’s University will receive 20 undergraduate seats and 30 postgraduate positions
Western University, McMaster University and University of Ottawa will each receive 28 postgraduate positions.