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The education sector is undergoing substantial change in the wake of shifting demographics, government funding cutbacks, changes in tuition fees, IT infrastructure demands and globalization.

Education - KPMG

Canada has one of the highest participation rates in Higher Education amongst OECD countries but after years of growth they are now faced with a demographic decline which means that competition for students (especially International Students) and funding is increasing.


Budgetary and capacity constraints and increasingly demanding students are driving a need for more innovative approaches to the way education dollars are being spent. Program delivery itself is going through radical changes in step with online technology advancements as more and more students are enrolling in virtual courses. Today great focus is on delivering more with less with a need to reduce costs and make the best use of available resources.


KPMG is a leading service provider to the education sector in Canada and understands your fiscal and operational challenges. Whether you are engaging in an IT restructuring, efficiency drive, sourcing capital funding, or partnership opportunities, we have the people and industry experience to help you meet your goals.

Our Services

KPMG professionals work across the education sector – serving clients in K-12, vocational education and training, and higher education, as well as the strategic planners, funders and influencers of educational services – to help governments respond to the growing demand for education. Our mission is to support the planning, development and delivery of cost effective and quality education, training and research.


You will also have access to robust information and knowledge, including professionals from our nationwide team of leading auditors, tax specialists and experienced  advisors. In addition we have a global centre of excellence which provides thought leadership and access to leading practices around the world.


  • Higher Education: Brochure [PDF 185 KB]

    We understand the challenges and opportunities facing this important sector and believe that it is dealing with unprecedented levels of change. Read our brochure to see how our experienced national team can help your institution in the key areas of growth, efficiency and assurance.

KPMG's Higher Education Institutions Webcast

  • Financing, Tax and Accounting Update: Replay – 2015
    With the current tax and accounting landscape, higher education institutions across Canada are facing various challenges including alternative structures, aging infrastructure and new financing approaches. Watch our webcast replay to understand some of the tax, accounting and financing strategies that are available to higher education institutions.

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Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson

National Sector Leader Education


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