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Understand the Canadian education system

Are you thinking about studying in Canada? Or sending your child to study in Canada? Learn about the Canadian education system - and the education options available to international students.

Canada’s provincial and territorial governments are responsible for education in Canada. They adhere to exacting standards and quality assurance in all curriculum development. In fact, Canada is recognized for the quality of education we provide at all levels.

Assessing credentials and qualifications

Do you want to transfer your credentials or qualifications to Canada? Find out how to get your credentials and qualifications assessed before you travel to Canada. Read more

Education options

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying in Canada. From elementary and secondary school to exchange programs, language schools, college, university, graduate studies, professional certificates and distance education - we offer it all. Find out about your options and entry requirements. Read more

Common pathways to college and university

What do you need to go to college or university in Canada? Let us show you the ways. You can start college or university right after secondary school - and you may choose to do both college and university. Discover the many pathways to your future. Read more

Provinces and territories

Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories are as diverse as our population. Take a look at our provinces and territories pages to learn about what it’s like to study, live and work in each of them. Get ready to plan your life in Canada. Read more