School System in Canada

The primary and secondary schooling in Canada has three variations; public, private, and Separate School in Quebec. Most of Canadian students go to public schools because they are run by provincial tax and tuitions and material supports are free to natives and immigrants as well. The district school board manages school assignment and other school management works.

Most of the private schools are Christian school and they have a consistent program from kindergarten to secondary. The school regulations are strict and wearing uniforms are required.

The distinguished private schools have a high demand of entrance from high class people and those who have keen concern about education of their children.

The primary education or elementary education varies state by state; 7 years in BC, 8 years in Ontario and Manitoba, 6 years in the rest. The main purpose of this stage is to understand the way of life, society and community. The secondary education in Canada is like the one in Korea within the range of 4-7 years. Students systemically learn technical and academic subjects some of which are compulsory and some elective. Many Korean students come to Canada during this secondary schooling. For those students whose English are not proficient enough to catch up with the curriculum, many schools provide ESL (English as a Second Language) courses with them before they go to the mainstream.