Education System in Canada
|Primary||Alberta Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||British Columbia Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||Manitoba Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||New Brunswick Elementary School||1–5||6–11||5|
|Primary||Newfoundland and Labrador Elementary School||1–6||6–12||5|
|Primary||Northwest Territories Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||Nova Scotia Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||Ontario Elementary School||1–5||6–11||5|
|Primary||PEI Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||Quebec Elementary School||1–6||6–12||6|
|Primary||Saskatchewan Elementary School||1–5||6–11||5|
|Primary||Yukon Elementary School||1–7||6–13||7|
|Middle||Intermediate - Middle School||7–9||12–15||3|
|Middle||Alberta Junior High School||7–9||12–15||3|
|Middle||British Columbia Junior High School||7–9||12–15||3|
|Secondary||High School - Secondary School||10–12||15–18||3|
|Vocational||Vocational Technical Programs|
|Tertiary||2 Year Pre-University Program||2||typically Social Sciences, Natural Sciences or Arts|
|Tertiary||Three Year Professional Program||3||Paralegal, Dental Hygienist, Nursing, etc|
|Tertiary||Bachelor's Degree||13–16||3–4||3 - 4 year program|
|Tertiary||Master's Degree||16–18||1||1 -2 year programs|
Primary EducationEducation in Canada is both privately and publicly funded, and parents and children can choose the schools that they prefer. Moderating is done by provinces and, although approaches may vary in nuance, standards are universally high. Young children often spend 1 - 2 years voluntarily in kindergarten. From age 6 they enroll for 6 years of compulsory primary school education.
Secondary EducationThere is no distinction between middle and high school. Most Canadian youngsters complete their school education through to grade 12, where after they may proceed on to vocational or tertiary studies. The Canadian academic year runs from September through to June, although in some cases January admissions are allowed.
Vocational EducationFollowing secondary school, students with a practical take on life prefer to continue with vocational education. Offerings range from individual courses through to technician and artisan training that takes 2 to 3 years..
Tertiary EducationCanada is justifiably proud of its universities and colleges. There is no formal ranking system though, and choices are often based on geographic convenience and the reputation of a particular course.
Of the 36 universities in Canada, 8 are privately funded and 1 (Montreal) uses French as the medium of instruction. Student from all over the world come to Canada for their tertiary education, and Canadian degrees are recognized everywhere.
Alberta EducationDepartment of Education and Culture, Nova ScotiaDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development, New BrunswickDepartment of Education and Early Childhood Development, Prince Edward IslandDepartment of Education, Culture and Employment, Northwest TerritoriesDepartment of Education, Newfoundland and LabradorDepartment of Education, NunavutManitoba Department of Education and TrainingMinistry of Education, British ColumbiaMinistry of Education, British ColumbiaMinistry of Education, Leisure, and Sports, QuebecMinistry of Education, OntarioMinistry of Education, SaskatchewanMinistry of Education, SaskatchewanMinistry of Training, Colleges and Universities, OntarioYukon Education