High School Exchange in Canada
Discover Canada from ocean to ocean
Canada is a country that is filled with wonder and delights. For students who enjoy nature and the outdoors, Canada is definitely for you. Canada stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and is the second largest country in the world. However, despite its size, around 80% of the population of over 35 million live in the urban areas, leaving vast areas of land uninhabited. You can experience the multicultural Quebec or the busy streets of Toronto or the ski hills of Lake Louise or the natural delights of Vancouver Island. There is so much to explore and enjoy.
Special points to note about this program:
- Students from 11-19 can be accepted
- Programs are 5 or 10 months in length
- Some schools can offer 1, 2 or 3 month programs
- Graduation is possible for some students
Life as an exchange student in Canada
On our high school program in Canada, you get to control where you are placed. As a student on this program, you choose the school district that you wish to be enrolled into and so in turn, choose where you will live. Whether you want to learn French or speak English, we have something for you.
MyEducation will present you with a full list of schools and districts that are ready to welcome you and offer you specific things that you need. Whether you want to focus on sciences or history, excel at sports, go to a small school or live in Whistler, our Canadian partner can make this possible. You choose your school and they will find you a host family, who will receive reimbursement for hosting you. With so much choice, you will really get the most from your time in Canada.
The Canadian school system
Schools in Canada vary from province to province. Most Canadian public schools use the semester system from September to January and February to June. Students take between 3 and 5 courses per semester and get to choose completely new subjects each semester. In Quebec and in some private schools, the year is divided into 3 terms and students take between 6 and 9 courses for the entire year.
You will be enrolled in secondary school. If you choose to go to an English area then you will likely be enrolled in a year group with students of your own age. The day will run from 8.30am to 2.30pm and students often join extra-curricular activities after school. School uniform is not required in most public schools, but it is required in some Ontario schools.
On this program, students can choose to study in Canada for more than one year. You can opt to graduate in Canada if you wish to. The most popular districts do fill up quickly each year, so don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have your heart set on going somewhere in particular within Canada.
High School Exchange to Canada 2021-22 || 10 months: £16,670 – £25,900 || 5 months: £11,547 – £17,900 || 3 months: £9,360 – £13,900 (select schools only)
You can choose to join the Toronto arrival orientation and start your exchange with a bang! Spend 3 nights in Toronto with other arriving students. Learn about the program and tour the famous sights, including the CN Tower, Niagara Falls and much more.
On the exchange to Canada, you can choose which district/province of Canada you will be placed into. Choose from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland. Choose whether you want to speak English or learn French. It’s up to you!
Having chosen the area you want to live in, you can now choose the school district you want to be placed in: Québec City, Toronto, Halton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, West Vancouver and many more. Please note that school district fees vary and we can provide a full price list.