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    Quebec education system

    Quebec education system
    Éducation Internationale

    Éducation internatioanle is mandated by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec to internationalize Quebec’s school service centres network and to coordinate the international promotion of vocational training in Quebec.

     

    Regulated by the Ministère de l’Éducation under the Government of Quebec

    given in Canada’s two
    official languages

    French: +/- 85%
    English: +/- 15%

    3 levels of education after
    the general education:

    Vocational training
    College-level education
    University-level education

     

    tableau systeme FGA


    SCHOOL SERVICE CENTRES AND SCHOOL BOARDS

    Starting on June 15, 2020, the French-language school boards become school service centres governed by a board of directors.

    In the English-language education system, the terms of office of the commissioners are maintained.

    THEY ARE MANDATED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO MANAGE PUBLIC EDUCATION SERVICES, TO PROMOTE EDUCATION ON THEIR TERRITORY, AND ENSURE STUDENTS, YOUTHS AND ADULTS SUCCESS

    Our members

    72

    school service centres and school boards
    60 French
    9 English
    3 special-status

    2,370

    Public schools
    1 786 primary
    393 secondary
    191 primary-secondary

    183

    Adult education centres

    187

    Vocational training centres

    1,200,000+

    students

    110,000+

    teachers

    PRESCHOOL, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY

    4-5 years old

    Preschool
    (non-mandatory)

    6-11 years old

    Elementary | 6 years
    Mandatory

    12-17 years old

    Secondary | 5 years
    Mandatory until 16 years old

     

    Education system among the world top 10
    according to the OECD’s PISA

    Competency-based approach (CBA)
    That focuses on knowledge and skills assessed in the learning process

    Ministry evaluation
    during elementary and secondary education for the evaluation of learning to obtain certification

     

    VOCATIONAL TRAINING

    The province of Quebec is a world leader in vocational training. These short-term training programs (1 to 2 years) are geared toward learning a trade related to the job market.

    Vocational training leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
     

    Learning through practice
    80 % practice-based
    20 % theory-based

    Gears toward a specific field
    through targeted learning and student internships

     

    Competency-based education
    that focus on the development of competencies rather than theoretical skills

    Individual Education
    guided/led by teachers to help students meet individual outcomes

     

    École hôtelière de la Capitale, Commission scolaire de la Capitale

     

    144

    Vocational training programs
    Offered in 21 fields*

    187

    Vocation training centres
    In Quebec

    + 115 000

    students**

    ** Source: Annual report 2019-2020 of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur of Quebec (MEES)
    ** Source: MEES, Portrait d’ensemble 2020-2021 des services et programmes d’études de la formation professionnelle

    Want to learn more about vocation training?

    Vocational training in Quebec Difference between vocational and technical training

     

    ADULT GENERAL EDUCATION

     

    Adult General Education (FGA) offers training activities (Literacy, francization, elementary and secondary education), as well as sociovocational Integrationthrough the acquisition of competencies for a semiskilled or unskilled occupation

     

    FGA’s model and approaches are adapted to the needs of the learning communities in developing countries where Education internationale intervenes

     

    Personalized learning to students
    According to the acquired and desired competencies

    Bridges to facilitate students’ transition
    between FGA, vocational and technical training

     

    Sociovocational Integration
    of adult learners in collaboration with local community organizations

    HIGHER EDUCATION

     

    Higher education institutions cannot be member of our Cooperative. However, we collaborate with them in various projects and programs.

     

    Public college education in Quebec is provided by CEGEPs, a French acronoym for collège d’enseignement general et professionnel.

     

    Pre-University Program

    2 years
    general education + complementary component
    Leads to a Diploma of College Studies (DCS)

    Technical Program

    3 years
    general education + program-specific component based on skilled occupation or varied career fields
    Difference between vocational and technical training

     

     

    Universities provides undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees. A doctoral degree can also lead to a post-doctoral studies.

     

    Most universities also offer shorter programs leading to a certificate or a specialized graduate diploma (DESS).

     

    Bachelor

    3 or 4 years

    Master

    2 years

    Doctorate

    Research project