Canadian high school students consistently rank near the top on global standardized tests.
Every three (3) years since 2000, the OECDS’ benchmarking tool, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has assessed achievement and the application of key knowledge and skills of over 500,000 Grade 10 students (15 year olds) from almost 100 countries in Reading, Math and Science. Consistently, Canadian high school students have performed better across all subject areas than major competitors – US, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
As high school diplomas from Canadian public schools are well-recognized around the globe, many international students study in Canada for multiple years in order to complete graduation requirements.
International students who choose to remain in Canada for post-secondary studies can access the support of a school-based guidance counsellor to help ensure their courses meet entry requirements.
In Canada, public schools are all very well-funded and students benefit from modern, well-equipped school facilities offering the latest in technology.