Study in Canada
Are you looking for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime? Studying in Canada can be an exciting opportunity for you to experience life – and lessons! – beyond your front door. Learn from leading teachers in world-class modern facilities that inspire innovation, progress and forward thinking.
No matter what level of education you pursue, the cost of going to school in Canada is affordable and you’ll earn globally recognized qualifications that will set you on the path to career success. All of our classrooms reflect the diverse, multicultural society that is Canada. Why not experience it for yourself?
Levels of Study
Elementary and Secondary Education
Canada’s elementary and secondary schools follow a government curriculum and employ government certified teachers, ensuring a high level of quality and a focus on individual student needs. This successful environment is highly acclaimed as school students excel in science, reading, and mathematics: Canadian students have consistently been among the top 5 academic performers in the world and number 1 among English speaking countries according to the OECD PISA studies in reading, mathematics and science. Students may choose from public or private school options.
In addition to the high quality of teaching Canadian schools provide students with a nurturing environment through student services and pedagogical services such as; counselling, academic and professional advisers, community involvement, second language support, special needs learning, tutorial sessions and extracurricular activities.
- Elementary schools are grades 1 - 6.
- Secondary schools are grades 7 - 12 in most provinces, with the exception of Quebec where secondary school runs from grades 7 - 11.
- The school year runs from September - June.
- Canadian high school diplomas are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) or French as a Second Language (FSL) courses are available to support international students.
- Schools are the responsibility of the ministry or department of education in each province and territory.
- All schools must register with and meet the curriculum and graduation requirements set by the Ministry of Education for that province/territory.
- Offer co-educational day programs.
- Homestay programs are available for international students.
- Tuition and homestay fees range from CAD$10,500 to CAD$23,000 depending on the institution.
- Independently funded.
- Co-educational, or boys only, or girls only.
- Smaller class sizes and lower teacher-student ratios.
- Full boarding or homestay programs available for international students.
- Tuition and boarding fees range from from $10,500 to $23,000 per year depending on the institution.
Canada is a bilingual country, a community of immigrants and a world leader in English and French language training. A wide variety of programs will improve your fluency and capacity for further study, personal development or business training.
- Private schools and colleges are dedicated to teaching English and French, often exclusively to international students and new immigrants.
- Specialized language training is also available in subject areas like: business English, academic preparation, industry-specific language training, etc.
- Tuition fees for a general 4-week course range from CAD$1,000 to CAD$2,000.
- Homestays are also a popular option and cost approximately CAD$1,000 per month.
The College System
Colleges work very closely with business and industry to ensure that their programs are relevant to the changing workplace and to the needs of employers. Canadian college programs offer diverse options in the technical and professional fields including: business, agriculture and agri-food, health, social services, broadcasting and journalism, hospitality management, design, technology, sciences, information technology, engineering, environment, languages, and arts
- Over 8,000 college programs at 150 public institutions offering credentials that are sanctioned by provincial and territorial governments.
- Offers a variety of recognized credentials like certificates, diplomas, university transfer programs, academic and applied degrees, and post-graduate diplomas.
- Programs vary in length from a few months to 4 years.
- 90% of college graduates, on average, obtain employment within 6 months of graduating.
- 93% of employers are satisfied with college graduates in Canada
- Practical programs are designed with potential employers that also offer work placements.
- Tuition fees range from $5,500 to $15,000 per year depending on the program.
- Boarding or homestay and living costs are estimated at $7,000 to $13,000 per year
Directory of Universities, Colleges and Schools in the Provinces and Territories of Canada