Governments in Quebec and the four western provinces partially fund independent schools.
At 86.5 per cent, B.C. has the smallest proportion of students in government-run public schools.
Between 2006/07 to 2019/20, independent school enrolment increased from 6.7 per cent to 7.6 per cent of total K-12 enrolment.
Only three provinces—B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan—offer government funding for homeschooling.
Nova Scotia relies much more heavily on the public school system than provinces such as Quebec.
It’s a myth that only well-to-do families seek alternative education.
Independent school enrolment reaches a high of 12.8 per cent in B.C. and a low of 0.8 per cent in New Brunswick.