FAQ: High School in Canada
1. Are international students considered for admission to the Canadian public school system?
A: Many public school boards accept a small number of international students from all over the world to enhance cultural exchange among their students. Student will enter the Canadian education system under the International Education Program.
2. Are Canadian citizens/permanent residents attending secondary schools outside of Canada considered for admission as international students when they return to Canada?
A: Admission policies will differ depending on the individual school or school board.Please contact the individual school or school board for precise information on admission.
3. How much does a year of study at a Canadian private school cost?
A: Private schools set their own fees.Please consult the individual school for precise information. Tuition averages are CA$9,000 - CA$17,000 per year. Tuition & Room & Board averages are CA$30,000 - CA$45,000 per year
4. How much does one year of study at a Canadian public school cost?
A: Fees for international students at public school are set by the province or by individual school boards, which usually have authority in a region or, in the case of large metropolitan areas, in a section of a city. Please consult the individual school board for precise information. Tuition averages are CA$9,000 - CA$12,000 per year. Tuition and Homestay averages are CA$16,500 - CA$21,000 per year.
5. What is the difference between a public and a private school?
A: Public schools are managed locally by the region’s school board or board of education. Most public schools are co-educational and offer day programs to students. Some offer homestay program that caters to international student. Private schools are independently funded and have more freedom in the admission of students and designing their curriculum but they still need to register and meet with the same guidelines set by the Ministry of Education. Classes are smaller with lower teacher-student ratio, and may be boys-only, girls-only or co-educational. Students are usually required to wear uniforms. Some offer full boarding services and/or homestay program.
6. When is the CEC Education Fair?
A: The Canadian Education Fair is organized by the Canadian Education Centre every year in October.
7. How can the Canadian Education Centre help me?
A: Our centre provides up-to-date and comprehensive resources on many educational institutions across Canada. We hold regular information seminars to educate local and international students on a variety of topics including Studying in Canada, Pre-departure Orientations, University Transfer Programs, Applying to Universities, and English Foundation Courses. We regularly invite different Canadian institutions to come to our centre to meet with students and their families and to give a presentation on their school. For more detail on our activities and upcoming events, please refer to our website or contact us at 2524 9668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.