Education in Canada

Country Maple Leaf is one of the states whose diplomas are highly rated in the international education market. This is not surprising: Canada spends on the development of the education system more money than many other developed countries (7.1% of GDP as against the average of 6.1%). All public schools, universities and colleges in Canada are connected via satellite CANTAT to the Internet.

Education in Canada

Canada is a world leader in high technology, aerospace and microelectronics. As a consequence, all these areas are taught at a very high level. Enjoys a good reputation the Canadian engineering education, as well as programs in business and science. Canadian school diplomas are recognized worldwide.

According to the study the Human Development Index, conducted by UN experts, Canada ranks first in the world in terms of life. The crime rate in Canada is lower than in many other English-speaking countries.

All of these benefits are attracted to Canada more than 1000 thousand foreign students a year (including those who come to learn the language.)

As Canada has two official languages ​​- English and French, a foreign student can study at the university, where teaching is going on any of them. In the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brensvik, Ontario and Manitoba can take a course in both English and in French.

Among Canadian schools have both public and private. But the content of the curriculum in some provinces may be slight differences, since the constitution of Canada educational issues are the responsibility of local authorities.


Schools of Canada has more than five million students. The vast majority (95%) enrolled in the state (public school) and Catholic schools. For Canadian citizens scholo is free. Foreigners  has to pay, and the amount of payment is determined by the school itself. Private schools offer paid programs. The choice of these schools is very high – with separate or joint education of boys and girls, with full board or only full-time study.

Private schools in Canada are relatively few and are pretty high level of competition – there are schools in which children are recorded before they were born. On average, private boarding schools better equipped than public. Children in private schools pass intermediate exams and underachieving ruthlessly expelled. In some provinces, a system of certification for which graduates, received the required number of points can not continue their education at a college or university.

Graduates of Canadian private schools can easily come to the leading universities in the UK, USA and Canada.

Children start first grade at 6 years of age. Education in elementary (grades 1-6, 6-12 years) and secondary school (grades 7-12, 13-18) is offered on one of the official languages ​​of the country – English or French. In most provinces, there is a complete secondary education, which opens the way to high school, is 12 and in Ontario – even 13 years. Only in the French-speaking province of Quebec High School graduate after grade 11, and then those who want to prepare for university, two years studying at the preparatory department of the college CEGEP (French acronym stands for College dEtudes Generales et dEdu-cation Professionnelle) .

Colleges of Canada

In Canada, there are about 175 public and private colleges. In the vocational education system has about 300 thousand people. The quality of education should be representatives of the Association ACCC (Association of Canadian Community Colleges).

Canadian colleges are divided into public (Community Colleges), technical (Technical Institutes) . The main objective of college – to prepare professional personnel for industry and business. In particular, technical colleges, is something of a Russian professional schools, students are in a short time receive any profession. Normally in college studying for two years, and most of the class time is not in the classroom, and in laboratories and workshops. Upon graduation, students are waiting for certificates and professional degrees.

Canada’s community colleges offer academic programs that are a bridge between high school and university. In 18 of them there is a work program of cooperation with universities for a bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the college shall be credited directly to the second year of university partner. At many colleges set up offices for foreigners learning English as a foreign language (ESL).

Entry requirements depend on the specialization of the college. Usually required a high school diploma and pass the TOEFL test with a score of 450-500 points.