2021/22 Final Operating Grants

Government is providing an additional $320 million in operating grants to school districts this year for a total of $5.853 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 $69.6 million for students with special needs, an 11.1% increase.
  • An additional $7.5 million in the Indigenous Education Targeted Funding, an 8.2% increase.
  • An additional $3.7 million for English and French Language Learners (ELL/FLL), a 3.6% increase.
Supplement 2021/22
Rate Increase
Basic Allocation (standard, continuing education and alternate schools) $325.00 $7,885.00
Basic Allocation (online 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 (elementary) $11.52 $282.45
Student Location Factor (secondary) $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)   (updated June 2022)

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

Summary of Grants to Date, 2021/22  (PDF)   (updated June 2022)


2021/22 Final Operating Grants Summary by School District   (updated June 2022)

Funding for Graduated Adult Enrolment

2021/22 Graduated Adult Enrolment and Funding  (PDF)  (updated June 2022)