2021/22 Estimated Operating Grants

Government is providing an additional $260 million in operating grants to school districts in 2021/22 for a total of $5.756 billion. 

The ministry is increasing the basic per-student allocation for standard, alternate and continuing education schools rate by 4.3% this year.

Other changes include:

  • An additional $37.3 million for students with special needs, a 6% increase
  • An additional $4.26 million in the Indigenous Education Targeted Funding, a 4.7% increase
  • An additional $4.48 million for English and French Language Learners (ELL/FLL), a 4.4% increase
Supplement 2021/22
Rate Increase
Basic Allocation (standard,
  continuing education and alternate schools)
$325.00 $7,885.00
Basic Allocation
  (Distributed Learning)
$260.00 $6,360.00
Students with Special Needs  Level 1 $1,850.00 $44,850.00
Students with Special Needs  Level 2 $880.00 $21,280.00
Students with Special Needs  Level 3 $450.00 $10,750.00
English / French Language Learners $65.00 $1,585.00
Indigenous Education $65.00 $1,565.00
Non-graduated Adult Education $207.00 $5,030.00
Student Location Factor
$11.52 $282.45
Student Location Factor
$15.36 $376.60
Small Community Supplement N/A N/A
Low Enrolment Factor N/A N/A

Please refer to the following documents for more details and district specific grant estimates:

2021/22 Operating Grants Manual  (PDF)

2021/22 Operating Grant Tables  (PDF)

Overview of the 2021/22 Operating Grant Allocation Formula  (PDF)

Summary of Grants to Date, 2021/22  (PDF)   (updated August 2021)

Funding Estimator Program for 2021/22, 2022/23 and 2023/24

Funding and Allocation makes available to boards a tool to assist in estimating their funding for the next three years.

The Estimator is in the form of an Excel workbook and can be input with a district's projected enrolments to estimate a particular year's funding.

A customized Estimator for a district will be provided on request by e-mail to Michael Lebrun.