Learn about education in Canada

In Canada, it’s the law that children get an education. It’s the parent’s responsibility to make sure children get enrolled in and attend school. Depending on where you live, there are many schooling options to choose from. There are also different ways to get involved in those communities. This is because each province and territory runs its own school system.

Each system is similar, but there are some important differences. The difference reflect the priorities of that provincial or territorial government.

Canada doesn’t have a federal department or national system of education.

Learn about life in Canadian schools

How Canada’s school system works, the support available for different learning situations, common activities and events, transportation, and more.

Understand the different types of schooling

When children start and finish school, how to enrol them in school, and education for adults.

Enrol in or apply to a school

How to enrol your child in the school system or apply for post-secondary education

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Learn about school vaccination requirements for your children

Make sure you know the vaccination requirements for your local schools.

Connect with others and get involved in your community

Get help making connections to the local community. Volunteer, meet new people and get active.

Find free newcomer services near you

Get help from service providers to find a job, learn English and French, look for a place to live and more.

Educational resources in Canada

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