Governments in Quebec and the four western provinces partially fund independent schools.
The Prairie provinces have higher homeschooling enrolment than other provinces.
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.
The four western provinces and Quebec provide tuition support to parents who choose independent schools.
British Columbia had the lowest proportion of students enrolled in public schools at 86.6 per cent.
It’s a myth that only well-to-do families seek alternative education.
Alberta is currently the only province to offer charter schools.