Canada Education System is sightly different in each province. For new immigrants understanding Canada education system would help to put kids to right schools. Also to plan for right education path for your kids I felt understanding education system is very useful
Normally here mandatory education to kids start from 4 years of age. Interesting things is, kid who will touch age 4 years even in December month of that year will go to school in that same year September.
Canada education system is sub divided to number stages like
Pre School / Pre Elementary (age 3 – 4 years)
Starts with age 3 – 4 years
Not public school covered. For this parent need to pay if they dont have govt subsidy. No fix curriculum.
Elementary School (age 5 – 12 years)
Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Junior High School / Middle School (age 13 – 14 years)
Grade 7, 8
Senior High School / Secondary School (age 15 – 18 years)
Grade 9, 10, 11, 12
College offers different courses from 1 year certificate to 4 years full degree.
Certificates, 1 – 2 years
Associates Degree, 2 years
College Diplomas, 1 – 3 years
Bachelor Degrees, 3 – 4 years
Advanced academic certificates
Master’s Degree and