2018 Canadian Graduate Workforce Report

The report was commissioned in 2018 by CAOS and released at Optometry Leader’s Forum in 2019. For information regarding these results, you can download the full report here.


Ever wonder how much a recent grad makes in Canada? What are some financial burdens on newly minted ODs? Here are some highlights:

  • 66% of new grads work in 2 or more practices
  • The average Waterloo graduate debt was $84 580 CAD, but $182 730 CAD for US-trained graduates
  • The average monthly gross income per month varied by region, from $7000 a month to $20,000 a month!