Canadian Home Education Legalities
Home based learning, or "home school," as it is often referred
to in the regulations, is legal in all Canadian provinces and territories.
It comes under provincial jurisdiction and each
province has its own Education Act and Regulations. To find out more about
regulations in your own province, follow the links to the relevant provincial
section of this website and, from there, to the page on Legalities.
Canadian citizens outside of Canada
If you are a Canadian citizen living outside of Canada, you will need to
find out about the laws governing home education in your country of residence.
The exception is families in the military, as military bases are considered
part of the country of origin and therefore Canadian military bases come under
Canadian law. The Ministry
of National Defence website provides an online version of the Outside
Canada Education of Children "How To" Book for information on "instruction
at home" (homeschooling), as well as information on Distance
Education for high school through the Avon-Maitland Distance Education
Centre (AMDEC) or the Independent Learning Centre (ILC).
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