Each year, over 30,000 international students choose to study in Canadian public schools. There are many reasons outlined in this section as to why Canada is such a popular study destination for high school students from around the globe.
Public schools across Canada provide education for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 (Grade 11 in Quebec.) All public schools are accredited and funded by the provincial government and employ only government-certified teachers. While the education system of each province is similar, each has its own curriculum which reflects the culture and history of the region.
Did you know that 95% of Canadian families choose a public school education for their children?
Canada’s public schools have been accepting international students since the 1980’s and have well-developed infrastructure and support including EAL (English as an Additional Language) and French language instruction and carefully supervised homestay programs. All public schools accept international students for a semester, full academic year or high school graduation program. A shorter term educational experience of a few weeks or months may also be possible space permitting.
In the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario there are Catholic school boards/divisions that are publicly funded