Education System Overview
In the 2015-2016 academic year, 1,716 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Canada.
Academic year: September – June
Major school holidays/break:
New Year’s Day
Family Day: February 18
Victoria Day: May 20
Canada Day: July 1
Civic Holiday: August 5
Labor Day: September 22
Remembrance Day: November 11
- Note: Holiday observance and schedule may vary by province
Structure of the University System
- Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years. In Quebec, students usually enter university after 2 years of college. They will spend 3 years at university earning a Bachelor's Degree.
- The language of instruction in universities: French and English
- Degrees offered: Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate