Canadian Education

For the most part, the Educational system in Canada is funded for publicly and it is run by local governments and the local governments and provincial territories. Generally, education in Canada is divided into Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary.

It would interest you to know that Education in Canada is one of the highest priorities for the government.

Usually, children in Canada attend kindergarten when they are four or five years. And when they start school at this age, they stay at the kindergarten level for a year or two years before progressing.

Then, depending on the province where the child lives, he or she either starts from grade 11 or grade 12. Until they attain the age of 16 years, he can decide if he wants to continue with college or university.

The first stage of education in Canada is the pre-elementary stage and it is for children between the ages of four to five. In Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, it is compulsory, but optional everywhere else.

In the pre-elementary phase, the curriculum of learning is quite relaxed.

In Canada, the primary education phase is mandatory for children. They start from grade one either at the age of six or seven, and they continue till grade six when they are eleven. At this stage, the students have a teacher who takes all the subject in the same classroom.

The secondary education stage in Canada features the junior high school and high school. The junior high school is after the elementary school and it is for two years. While the high school is the last part of secondary education where students spend four years.

Usually, by the time they are done, they are between the ages of 16-18, and it depends on the province and circumstance.

The post-secondary education features the college and university. Students in Canada are given the chance to apply to universities and colleges. In Canada, colleges are like a small community school or trade school where students attend before they progress to university.

Universities in Canada are where academic degrees are obtained in a broad range of subjects and fields. Other types of education exists in Canada like Vocational Schools, Private Schools and Religious schools.  

Canadian Weather

Most times, when people think of the weather in Canada, what comes to their mind is the cold temperatures. However, it would interest you to know that not all the regions in Canada are very cold.

Starting with Vancouver, the winter barely has much snow but it is always rainy and cool. Also, the summers are warm but not as humid and hot as the other counterparts in the east. In Vancouver, the highest temperatures is in July and August while the coolest temperatures is in January.

For Montreal, the weather has four dissimilar seasons, so you need to note this when scheduling your trip. The summer in Montreal is hot and humid with temperatures around 26 degrees Celsius. For the winter, the cold temperatures averages around -4 degrees Celsius.

The weather in Toronto is similar to big cities in North America like Chicago and New York. The hottest month is July whose temperature averages 27 degrees Celsius, and the coldest month which is February has an average temperature of 6 degrees Celsius.

For Calgary, the warm season is around June to September and the rainy season is from May to September, and it peaks in June.

There are four separate seasons in Canada: Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall. And they vary across the cities in Canada.

It is always a beautiful time to visit Canada because everywhere comes alive after winter and the temperature begins to rise. If you want to have a nice time in Spring, British Columbia and Ontario are highly recommended.

Summer in Canada is always a beautiful time particularly in Calgary and Halifax. The temperature range is between 20-27 degrees Celsius.

Some people feel that the best time to visit Canada is the fall. The average temperature is 27-66 degrees. Toronto and Montreal have warmer temperatures during fall.

As for Winter, the temperature can get as low as -40 degrees Celsius. And the coldest places are usually Nunavut, Northwest Territories and the Yukon.


In Canada, the food depends on its regions. There is a food variety in Canada which comprises Scottish, English and French roots.

The conventional traditional cuisine of English Canada is closely linked to British Cuisine, while the traditional cuisine of French Canada is from the French cuisine.

These days, some dishes are mentioned as Canadian ones because of the ingredients used, or the etymology of its beginning. Some international food professionals are of the belief that Canadian food is a combination of dishes form the cuisines of other countries.

According to Lenore Newman, he is of the opinion that, there are five basic properties which in combination give Canadian cuisine a good definition, and they are dependence on seasonality, wild foods, regional dishes, ingredients over recipes and multiculturalism.

When it comes to indigenous foods, it is also regarded as Canadian, particularly the Metis food. This is because the Metis people had an important role to play in the origin of Canada, and Canadian cuisine.

For foods like deer, bison, pemmican, bannock and the likes, they are traditional indigenous foods or they came from Canada with roots.

For other foods which have their origin in Canada, they are included in the overarching category of Canadian foods, like the indigenous foods. In Canada, there are some foods which are not of Canadian origin, and they are eaten on a regular basis.

There are also some regional foods which are not eaten as frequently as one side of the country, when compared to the other.

However, on a conventional basis, Canadian foods are known to contain lots of game meat, starch, bread and the likes, and they usually contain lots of soups and stew, with the metis-style basically in use.

It would interest you to know that, Canadian food has been influenced by the continuous immigration waves, and the types of foods from diverse regions and times in Canada which shows this immigration.

For people who have not been to Canada, the food here is very nutritious and it is always a delight when eaten.