Each provincial and territorial government governs education in Canada, so there are slight differences between the education systems in each province. Although, all of them are trying to maintain a qualified, established, and innovative higher education system offered to prospective domestic and international students. Canada’s education system includes public and private schools where public colleges or universities still require students to pay tuition fee, but it is reasonably less than tuition at a private college or university. All of these educational institutions offer degrees, diplomas, certificates, and attestations depending on the status of the institution and the nature and length of the program.
Post-secondary education is divided into three main categories: 1) career college also known as Vocational Education Training (VET), 2) community college, and 3) university. According to Canada’s Council of Ministers of Education, Canada has 163 recognized public and private universities and 183 public colleges and institutes, including those granting applied and bachelor’s degrees. Furthermore, there are 68 university-level institutions and 51 college-level authorized institutions where only selected programs are approved under provincially established quality assurance programs.