ENROLL YOUR CHILD (BETWEEN THE AGES OF 5 AND 18) IN A B.C. SCHOOL
Parents send children here for a high quality education, and to learn English in safe, friendly communities.
British Columbia has exceptional elementary and secondary educational systems (known as Kindergarten-to-Grade 12), and our students rank among the best in the world. We offer short-term programs, specialized courses and long-term opportunities and a welcoming and supportive environment for international students. To help students succeed, we have created programs that integrate international students into the B.C. school system. For example, some schools provide support services for students whose first language is not English.
All levels of study include both academic and practical learning – such as math, science, English, and physical education. Career-focused training and first year university courses are offered to senior secondary students.
When students graduate from secondary school, they can go directly into the labour force, or enrol at a university or college for a Bachelors Degree, apprenticeship, vocational or technical training.
Study Permits for Minor Children Studying in B.C.
Minor children (under the age of 19 in B.C.) must apply for a study permit if they want to study in Canada.
Minor children who are accompanying their parents (who are working or studying) within Canada do not require a study permit.Children between the ages of five and 16 must attend school if they live in British Columbia. School is free for children who are residents of B.C. It is up to each individual school board to determine whether or not a child is a resident.