Education in Canadaa

Education in Canada is funded by provincial, territorial and local governments. Education in Canada is generally divided into three levels - primary, secondary and post-secondary. For each province under the ministry of education, there are district school boards administering the educational programs. In Canada, education is compulsory in every province up to the age of 16 in certain provinces and 18 in the remaining provinces. Canada generally has 190 school days in the academic year, officially starting from the month of September to the end of June.

Canada has a well-built and well-funded system of public education, largely managed provincially. Some features of the education system can vary between different provinces. As education is administered by the federal government, the standard of education remains consistently high throughout the country. Canada invests heavily in tertiary education with more than US$20,000 per student. Recent reports suggest that from 2006 onwards, Canadian universities have increased the tuition fees by 40 percent. Universities in Canada have always gained huge reputation for good teaching and excellent research. Canadian universities enjoy high ranking among international schools and institutions worldwide and they continue to attract students to their prestigious degree programmes. To go to some of the best universities in the world for your Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D, you should certainly consider Canada as your destination for the best rankings and widest reputation.

Top Universities in Canada

1. University of Toronto

2. University of British Columbia

3. McGill University

4. McMaster University

5. University of Montreal

6. University of Alberta

7. University of Ottawa

8. UUniversity of Calgary

9. UUniversity of Waterloo

10. University of Western Ontario