Private schools are a great option for many students. In Canada, they meet the same regulatory requirements as public schools, but offer additional services and resources to students. Many private schools have state-of-the-art facilities, individualized teaching approaches (maximum of 12 students per class in many schools), diverse academic programming, near-perfect post-secondary education placement rates, and stellar satisfaction rates from both students and their parents.
Canada's education is affordable and qualifications are well recognized by colleges and universities worldwide that sets you on a path to successful career.
Education is compulsory up to the age of 16 in every province in Canada, except for Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick, where the compulsory age is 18, or as soon as a high school diploma has been achieved
Canada generally has 190 (180 in Quebec) school days in the year. The school year runs from September to June. 172 days in British Columbia secondary schools
Kindergarten isn’t compulsory anywhere in Canada. Elementary schools are grades 1 - 6. Secondary schools are grades 7 - 12 in most provinces; In Quebec, secondary school runs from grades 7 - 11.
Those wishing to study English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) may find Canada a particularly inviting destination, as it is an officially bilingual country.
Under the Canadian Constitution, provincial governments have exclusive responsibility for all levels of education. There is no ministry or department of education at the federal level.