Education in Canada like all the other developed countries is a part of Government’s duty. This education is then sub categorized into different levels like federal, provincial and the local. The syllabus or curriculum execution in Canada is usually done by the Provincial governments as this country is not a single unit administered federally but has several provinces. Education levels in Canada are more or less the same everywhere that is primary then secondary, leading to post secondary, which eventually leads to a pre-university level followed by university level.
Education in Canada occupies 7% of GDP. Basically, the study year in Canada begins from September till June, covering around 190 days. Canadian government supports the education from grade 1 to 12. In Canada, up till 16 years of age, education is necessary with exception in Ontario and New Brunswick where this is 18.
The education system in Canada inculcates positive behavior in students and the academicians claim that this education helps in empowering the students with ‘soft power’. The subjects that are included in the Canadian educational institutes are of wide variety like antiracism, Native studies, Aboriginal studies, elderly and community visits etc. There are two different kinds of subjects being studied in Canadian educational institutes; those that carry marks like mathematics, science and language arts etc, and the non-assessment subjects like visual arts, physical education and music. All the government run schools in Canada follow the same subjects and syllabus. You can acquire education in Canada in either English or French language. Both the mediums of instruction, French and English are commonly spoken in Canada so, it does not matter which medium you get your education in.
The higher education in Canada prompts students to go for professional degrees in order to meet the ever-rising requirements of job market. All those foreign students studying in Canada have a good news, if you acquire a work experience of a reasonable period here, you might get a permanent immigration to Canada.
The university education in Canada is far more superior to education in other commonwealth countries. There are a large number of universities and university colleges are located in urban and rural areas, making access to higher education relatively easy. Moreover, the higher education in Canada that is the university level education, is at par with world’s best ranking universities. All the Canadian universities maintain an outstanding administration to ensure a high quality education provided to its students. Nearly all the subjects offered in Canadian educational institutes can be taken up for even doctorate level studies.
The university level education in Canada is based on semester or trimester system having the study period commencing from September up till May. However, the foreign students are required to clear either IELTS or TOEFL for getting an admission into a Canadian university having English medium of instruction. The admission schedule and the fee structure may vary depending upon the Canadian university and the study program you are opting. Good news for foreign students is that they can either transfer certificates from their home country to Canada or take credits from here to their native educational degree.
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