Canada: elementary/secondary school enrollment 2017/18, by province

This graph shows the total number of students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in Canada in the academic year 2017/18, distinguished by province. In the academic year 2017/18, about two million students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in Ontario. At this time, there were a total of around 4.86 million students enrolled in public elementary or secondary schools in Canada, a slight increase from previous years. With a primary school enrollment rate of 99.5 percent in 2017, Canada is one of the countries with the highest share of students in primary schools.

Enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools in Canada in 2017/18, by province

Number of students
Ontario2,020,248
Quebec925,809
Alberta665,868
British Columbia555,738
Manitoba184,710
Saskatchewan181,272
Nova Scotia118,962
New Brunswick97,755
Newfoundland and Labrador65,283
Prince Edward Island20,184
Nunavut10,107
Northwest Territories8,733
Yukon5,391
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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2017-2018

Supplementary notes

The enrollment count represents the number of students (headcount) in September (or as close as possible thereafter) of the school year.

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