Studying in Canada


Education in Canada usually starts with kindergarten followed by grades 1 to 12. By law, children must go to school starting at the age of 5 or 6 and until they are between 16 and 18, depending on the province or territory.

Students go from primary to secondary school between grades 6 and 8, depending on the province or territory. Students who successfully complete secondary school get a high school diploma.

The school year usually begins at the end of August and finishes toward the end of June. Children go to school from Monday to Friday during the school year (except during holidays). In Canada, education is under provincial jurisdiction.

The Quebec education system is comprised of four educational levels: elementary education (including preschool education), secondary school education (including general education and vocational training), college education (including pre-university and technical programs) and university education.


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