Education in Ontario

Government Services

Ontario Immigration-Studying in Ontario – find out about public schools, colleges and universities, applying for a temporary study permit, and education for children.

Ontario Ministry of Education – Government of Ontario’s site providing information on educational programs, training, apprenticeship and trades as well as job information. 

International Credentials

Canadian Information Centre For International Credentials – Collects, organizes and distributes information in regards to recognition of educational and occupational qualifications. It does not grant or assess qualifications, but rather promotes and provides information in this area.

World Education Services – Established in 1974, WES is a not-for-profit organization specializing in foreign credential evaluation. Their major purpose is to facilitate the integration of internationally educated individuals into the employment and education environment of their newly adopted country. 

Skills Training

Skills for Change – Skills for Change is a non-profit agency based in Toronto. Its mission is to provide learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees to access and fully participate in the workplace and wider community. 

Bridge Training Programs – bridge training programs for various professions, funded by the Ontario government.


Learn English or French-Welcome to Ontario – Information about learning English or French in Ontario, including a search tool to help you locate language services in your area.

Canadian Language Benchmarks – The Learner Gateway for the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLBs) provides an overview of Canada’s national language assessment system.

CELPIP – Designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for those applying to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Workers Class, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and under various Provincial Nominee Programs. 

IELTS – IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency by 7000 organizations worldwide.

TOEIC – Provides the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), the world’s leading English test with more than three million tests administered each year. Take the TOEIC test and include your score on your resume when job hunting. 

College and University – Comprehensive listing of universities and colleges in Canada. Also contains scholarship and career information as well as virtual tours of selected schools.

CanLearn – CanLearn provides Canadians with the information and services they need to decide what and where to study and how to cover the costs. The site aims to provide all the necessary resources (from interactive planning tools to information about savings programs, student loans, and scholarships) to Canadians facing important decisions when saving for, selecting and financing their post-secondary education. This is a Government of Canada site.

Daycare, Primary and Secondary Schools

Ontario School Boards – Links to school boards across Ontario.

Daycare Bear: The Canadian Childcare Providers Information Network – listings of childcare providers across Canada.