Education in Canada is basically divided into 3 main parts as primary education, secondary education and post-secondary education. Except for three provinces where education is compulsory until the age of 18, it is compulsory till the age of 16 in every other province in Canada. There are generally 190 school days a year leaving out the public holidays. The style of education may differ from one province to another and it is a provincial responsibility. Canada’s budget allocation for the education sector is around 5.4% of its Gross domestic product. Education is available in both French and English languages and a considerably large amount of money is invested on tertiary education.
Elementary and secondary education
Education starts at the elementary level and continues up to grade 12. Children are compelled to be admitted to school at the age of 5-6 and are shifted to the secondary education level at grades 6-8. Those who complete the secondary education successfully are eligible to obtain a high school diploma. There are public, private and also Canadian international school Abu Dhabi concept can be seen in Canada as well as in other countries. School boards are responsible for the administration, facilities, and student enrolment within a particular district and this board is elected by the public.
Public schools in Canada
There are no schools that are funded or managed by the federal government of the country. Instead there are state-funded provincial schools that are often in line with religious denominations and are often referred to as Catholic schools. The responsibility of public schools falls under the particular provincial department of education. The standards set on the curriculum and the teacher qualifications vary from one province to another and so does the quality of public schools. The school term starts in the first week of September and ends in end of June which spans over a period of 10 months. It is the practice in Canada that all children must be immunized before entering school including polio, DTP, MMR and tuberculosis. Canadian international school students also often follow these regulations and practices.
Opportunities for Foreign students
Mostly student immigrants can be seen in post-secondary educational institutions such as colleges, universities and technical schools. It is important for foreign students to apply for degree programs as soon as possible after contacting the college or university that you wish to apply for. Fill out the form of the school or university of your choice and submit it before the deadline and if you have been selected to be enrolled as a student you will receive a letter of acceptance.