By The Canadian Press
The Bank of Montreal says some see their planned new business as a primary source of income while others see it as a secondary source.
[TORONTO, ON] - The Bank of Montreal says the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well among young Canadians.
According to the bank, almost half of Canadian post-secondary students surveyed -- 46 per cent -- said they see themselves starting a business after graduation.
BMO says some see their planned new business as a primary source of income while others see it as a secondary source.
The findings came out of a survey conducted by Pollara, which asked Canadian post-secondary students about career prospects and their aspirations to own their own business.
The results found less than a third of those surveyed -- just 29 per cent -- were very confident they could find a job in their own field after graduation.
Among other findings of the survey: Males, by a margin of 53 per cent to 40 per cent, were more likely to start a business. Meanwhile, more males than females -- 38 per cent versus 22 per cent -- were also very confident of being able to find a job in their fields.