Students who study in Canada earn academic qualifications that are recognized and respected around the world. Canada has a diverse, welcoming and vibrant society that offers international students a unique cultural experience in a safe and beautiful environment. Attending high school in Canada is an excellent pathway into world renowned Canadian and international universities.

Did You Know...

  • Canada is the world's second-largest country (by land mass)?
  • Canada ranks among the top 3 countries in the OECD's Better Life Index for 2014?
  • Canadian secondary school students excel in science, reading and mathematics and have consistently placed among the top 3 in English-speaking countries in the world according to the latest OECD PISA studies?
  • Canada has a stable parliamentary democracy and has a high quality of life that is safe and secure?
  • Canada is ethnically diverse and home to large immigrant populations from around the world?
  • Canada is one of the safest and most culturally accepting countries in the world?

Canadian Secondary Education Facts

  • Secondary schools are typically grades 9-12, often schools also have a junior program for grade 5-8
  • The school year runs from September to June
  • All schools, private and public, must register with and meet the curriculum of the Ministry of Education of their province
  • Canadian high school diplomas are recognized by colleges and universities worldwide
  • Some schools offer English as a Second Language (ESL) support to international students