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Educational Tools

The Military Veteran Family Services Education (MVFS) Team have worked to make key educational tools available to you. These tools are intended to help you with transitions between provinces, whether you need information on ages to start kindergarten to graduation requirements, or supports with French language learning.

Junior and Senior Kindergarten Information According to Province

Kindergarten is an exciting time in a child’s educational journey. With CAF families moving to different provinces, age-entry requirements may vary. Some provinces start with Junior Kindergarten at age 4, while others only Senior Kindergarten. The cut-off dates for each grade may also change from province to province.
Junior and Senior Kindergarten Information According to Province 
Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms: If parents were educated in the minority language, your children are entitled to be educated in the minority language. 

Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories have publicly-funded, religious-based Roman Catholic schools.

Graduation Requirements

Links to provincial ministries of education and graduation requirements across Canada 

High school graduation sets the stage for a student’s life, whether they are heading into the workplace, entering apprenticeship training, or enrolling in a college or university program. With CAF families moving between provinces, it is important to know what your child needs to graduate.

Use the table below to find credits and other requirements for successful completion of a high school diploma.
*High school diploma leads directly to post-secondary education.
** High school diploma leads to work place, vocational college or general college (CEGEP) prior to university destination.
Not all graduation requirements are available in both official languages.

School Transition Portfolio

guide to making a school transition portfolio for your child

Applying to Post-secondary

The last year of high school is an exciting and important time. For students, it can be tough striking a balance between attending to their studies, pursuing extra-curricular activities and planning for life after high school. The guides below are intended as general sources of information to help soon-to be high school graduates through the college or university selection and application process. Please note that every student’s educational journey is unique and some of the recommendations may not apply to every situation.

Applying to College: A Guide for OUTCAN Students 
Applying to University: A Guide for OUTCAN Students

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