French Connection - Education System in Canada

De Paris à Toronto – French Connection

The theme of our Thursday June 1st radio show was about the education system in Canada. We began the show by giving a quick overview of the education system in Canada such as the numbers of students and schools. In 2010, public expenditures on education from provincial, territorial, federal and local governments amounted to $80 billion spent on all levels of education. Then we talked about the main differences of education systems between France and Canada. In Canada, there is no federal department of education like in France and no integrated national system of education. Everything is split into various department that refers to a specific location. Our objective was also to explain how the system works because it’s not easy for a francophone foreigner to understand the educative system in Canada. Speaking generally, the education starts at 3 years old and ends at 26 at the maximum. You can have a lot of options like in France but here, in Canada, the educational trajectory is quite longer than in France.

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