Nationwide Immigration Services- How Canada Education system work?
Posted by Geetansh Tagore on April 26th, 2021
Much of Canada's success as a prosperous, modern, and industrialized nation can be attributed to the country's strong tradition of high-quality schools, which remain among the most respected in the world.
Canada has a strong and well-funded public education system, largely administered by the province. As a result, some aspects of the education system may vary from province to province. However, as education is overseen by the federal government, the level of education remains consistently high across the country.
Canada has a private and public education system. The Canadian government heavily subsidizes education from kindergarten to post-secondary level, spending on average nearly 6% of its GDP on education. Canada has spent proportionately more on education than in comparison to the average of OECD countries.
The education system of Canada is divided into three levels:
Private education and other school systems - for example, religious schools - are also available at all three levels.
Canada offers education to children as they turn 5 years old (except in Quebec and Ontario). Depending on the province, kindergarten may be optional. The table below shows, in general terms, the ages between which children must attend school (note that the requirements may differ for homeschooling, which is legal across Canada):
Canada has many internationally recognized university programs located in both urban and rural areas of the country. The degrees awarded by Canadian universities are generally recognized as equivalent to those of other universities around the world.
The academic year generally runs from September to April or May and consists of two semesters or terms. Most of the post-secondary institutions offer the students an option of taking courses in a third semester during the tenure of summer months. Generally speaking, students can start a study program at a university in September (in most cases) or January.
College programs can run throughout the year and students may be able to start a course at different times of the year.
Choose to study in your preferred language - English or French
In most of Canada, the primary language of school instruction is English. However, education in French is widely available across the country. Regardless of the primary language of instruction, English or French as a second language is generally taught from an early age.
The Province of Quebec needs students to attend schools in French until they have passed out from high school. There are a few exceptions under which a child can obtain a certificate of eligibility to receive instruction in English:
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