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Studying in Kingston

Kingston is an ideal place for both adults and children to study. It has four school boards, two universities and a college, plus other education opportunities and a large network of public and post-secondary libraries.

Children aged 6 to 18 are required by law to attend school in Ontario, even if they or their parents do not have permanent status in Canada. A number of school and educational options are available for children. This includes information on how to register register your child with the local school system.

Depending on the length of stay, international students may require a student visa (study permit). Newcomers planning to work in Ontario, and students attending a college or university, may need to take a language assessment test. To obtain work in a particular field or entrance to a particular field of study a credential evaluation may be required.

Many adult education programs are available. These are geared towards people who wish to take courses for professional development or certification; to gain a diploma (including a high school diploma), degree, or certificate; or for personal interest. These programs can often be taken in a continuing or distance education format.

Other Studying Topics

  • Language Training — Information on language training options and needs in Kingston. Includes details on language assessment, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes, English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) classes, and heritage language programs.
  • Trades & Apprenticeships — Information on skilled trades and apprenticeships in Ontario. What training, qualifications and certifications may be required, and how and where to obtain an apprenticeship.
  • Tuition Assistance — Where and how to obtain funding assistance for further education. University and college students may be eligible for loans, grants, bursaries, and scholarships.


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