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Canada’s education system offers many options for international students.
How Canada’s Education System Works
Discover more about studying in Canada at our high-quality primary, secondary and post-secondary schools. Learn the differences and benefits of Canada’s post-secondary college and university school systems.
How Canada’s Education System Works
Developing strong English and French language skills in Canada can help you compete in the international job market. By studying in Canada you can:
- start your language studies
- immerse yourself in our unique culture
- get the skills you need to study or do business in English or French
Learn more about language schools in Canada.
Elementary and high school programs
Sending your child to study in Canada is an investment in their future. Find out about elementary and high school programs in Canada.
Types of schools
- Public Schools: Publicly-funded schools are managed at the local level by elected school boards. Students will learn the standard provincial curriculum and some specialized study programs. Almost all public schools have male and female students in the same classes. They offer day programs only.
- Independent/Private Schools: These schools charge tuition and they must deliver the same curriculum as public schools in that province or territory. The legal status of independent schools varies across Canada. Most provinces and territories require independent schools to register with their ministries of education and follow the curriculum and other standards.
For more details about studying in the Canadian province you are interested in, please visit:
- Canadian Association of Public Schools - International (CAPS-I)
- Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS)
Colleges and universities in Canada
In Canada, you can choose from either college or university studies. Whether you study a college or university program, you’ll be preparing for your future. College courses are often shorter and focused on hands-on, technical skills. You’ll typically receive a certificate or diploma. Universities offer more academic and research-based options. You’ll typically receive a Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD degree. Some students choose to pursue both college and university studies. Certain programs allow you to start your studies at a college and transfer your credits to a university degree, or vice-versa.
Co-operative education and internships
International students are often eligible to work while studying in Canada. Many colleges and universities in Canada offer hands-on learning opportunities like internships or co-operative education (co-op) programs. After graduating, you’ll have more than a degree or a diploma. You’ll have Canadian work experience.
Looking to learn science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills to compete in the job market? Discover a wide-range of STEM programs in Canada.
Study and do research at top institutions offering artificial intelligence and innovation programs across Canada.
A graduate degree from a Canadian university leads to a world of opportunities. Pursuing a master’s, PhD or other doctoral degree gives you access to world-class research facilities under the mentorship of internationally-recognized professors. Canadian graduate studies can be a great investment.
Interested in postdoctoral research? Postdoctoral opportunities can be found by reaching out to professors who may be hiring or by securing your own funding and then finding a supervisor. Please contact your institution directly to find out about their process.
Did you know?
- Students in Canada consistently score above average in reading, mathematics and science according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- Canada is home to 196 of the world’s most highly-cited researchers according to Clarivate. This means that Canada ranks as the 6th top country with the most highly cited researchers.
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