Ministry of Education and Child Care

The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable the more than 570,000 public school students, 89,000 independent school students, and more than 4,500 home-schooled children enrolled each school year, to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy. 

Featured Topics

  • Child Care in B.C.
    Learn more about the ministry’s new child care plan – ChildcareBC – including how to access child care funding.
  • Vision for Student Success
    Learn about our vision for educated citizens that thrive in a rapidly changing world.
  • B.C.'s Redesigned Curriculum
    British Columbia’s curriculum is being redesigned to respond to the demanding world our students are entering.
  • Reporting on Student Success
    Use features like infographics and data visualizations to navigate data from the B.C. school system.
  • Teaching
    A great teacher has always been the key to outstanding learning experiences. Bring your skills to our diverse Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system as a B.C. certified educator.
  • Administration
    Access information and data such as education standards, capital planning funding, reporting, programming and enrolment tracking. Use it to manage and develop programs, support leadership and plan for the future.
  • Legislation & Policy
    See how laws and regulations are used to govern administration, partnerships and operation of B.C.’s education system

Featured Services

  • Student Transcripts Service
    The StudentTranscripts Services lets you view, order, and send your transcript and or graduation certificates online.
  • erase = expect respect & a safe education
    erase is all about building safe and caring school communities. This includes empowering students, parents, educators and the community partners who support them to get help with challenges, report concerns to schools, and learn about complex issues facing students.
  • Certificates of Graduation
    The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or "Dogwood Diploma" is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements.
  • Teacher Certification
    Educators need a certificate to teach at Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools in B.C. Learn more about how to become a certified teacher.
  • Scholarships, Grants, Awards & Bursaries
    Get help with post-secondary tuition and fees. Learn about the scholarships, grants and bursaries available to Grade 12 students graduating high school.
  • StrongStart BC
    Participate with your young child (aged birth to five) in play-based early learning activities – including stories, music and art.
  • Child Care Resource Referral Centres
    Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) centres make it easier for families to find and access responsive and inclusive quality licensed and registered child care by providing information, support, resources and referral services to parents and child care providers across the province.