Education in Canada

Video: Education in Canada: an overview of the primary and secondary school system

Learn about the elementary and secondary education system in Canada, including how the systems works, and the roles of parents and provincial governments.

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In Canada, parents have to make sure their children get an education.

Provincial and territorial governments set up and run their own school systems. They’re much the same across Canada, but there are some differences among provinces and territories.

Canada does not have a federal department or national system of education.

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

Post-secondary education
The types of post-secondary schools available, how to choose a program, and where to get your education credentials recognized if you already studied outside Canada.

School life in Canada
Schooling in Canada may be different than you expect.


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