Ministries/Departments responsible for education in Canada

Canada is a federation of 10 provinces and three territories. Under the Canadian Constitution, provincial governments have exclusive responsibility for all levels of education. There is no ministry or department of education at the federal level. Canada's three territories — Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut — do not have the same constitutional status as the provinces and are subject, in many areas, to more direct control by the federal government. With respect to education, however, the federal government has delegated this responsibility to the territorial governments, which, in turn, cooperate with the provinces to deliver postsecondary programs.

You will find the names of the ministries/departments and respective ministers responsible for education in the provinces and territories of Canada listed below. For more information on the 13 education systems, consult the Provinces and Territories of Canada section.



Alberta Education

Phone : (+1) 780-427-7219

ADDRESS(ES)

7th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J4L5 Canada

The Hon. Demetrios Nicolaides , Minister of Education
Biography

Alberta Advanced Education

Phone : (+1) 780-422-5400
Toll-free : First dial 310-0000
Fax : (+1) 780-427-0821

ADDRESS(ES)

6th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J4L5 Canada

The Hon. Rajan Sawhney , Minister of Advanced Education
Biography




British Columbia Ministry of Education and Child Care

Phone : (+1) 250-387-6121
Toll-free : (+1) 800-663-7867

ADDRESS(ES)

PO Box 9179, Stn Prov Govt Victoria, British Columbia V8W9H8 Canada

The Hon. Rachna Singh, Minister of Education
Biography

British Columbia Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

Phone : (+1) 250-356-5170
Fax : (+1) 250-952-0260

ADDRESS(ES)

PO Box 9884, Stn Prov Govt Victoria, British Columbia V8W9T6 Canada

The Hon. Lisa Beare, Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills
Biography



Manitoba Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning

Phone : (+1) 204-945-3720
Fax : (+1) 204-945-1291

ADDRESS(ES)

Legislative Building, Room 168, 450 Broadway Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C0V8 Canada

The Hon. Nello Altomare, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning
Biography

Manitoba Department of Advanced Education and Training

Phone : (+1) 204-945-8480

ADDRESS(ES)

Legislative Building, Room 156, 450 Broadway Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C0V8 Canada

The Hon. Renée Cable, Minister of Advanced Education and Training
Biography



New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Phone : (+1) 506-453-3678
Fax : (+1) 506-457-4810

ADDRESS(ES)

Place 2000, P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B5H1 Canada

The Hon. Bill Hogan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Biography

New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

Phone : (+1) 506-453-2597
Fax : (+1) 506-453-3618

ADDRESS(ES)

Chestnut Complex, P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B5H1 Canada

The Hon. Greg Turner, Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Biography



Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education

Phone : (+1) 709-729-5097
Fax : (+1) 709-729-1400

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 8700, Confederation Building St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B4J6 Canada

The Hon. Krista Lynn Howell, Minister of Education
Biography



Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Phone : (+1) 902-424-5168
Toll-free : (+1) 888-825-7770
Fax : (+1) 902-424-0511

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 578, 2021 Brunswick Street Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J2S9 Canada

The Hon. Becky Druhan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Biography

Nova Scotia Department of Advanced Education

Phone : (+1) 902-424-2203
Fax : (+1) 902-424-0575

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 395, Stn. Central Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J2P8 Canada

The Hon. Brian Wong, Minister Advanced Education
Biography



Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment

Phone : (+1) 867-920-6222
Fax : (+1) 867-873-0155

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 1320, Public Affairs Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A2L9 Canada

The Hon. Caitlin Cleveland, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
Biography



Nunavut Department of Education

Phone : (+1) 867-975-6000
Fax : (+1) 867-975-5635

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 1000, Station 200 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A0H0 Canada

The Hon. Pamela Hakongak Gross, Minister of Education
Biography




Ontario Ministry of Education

Phone : (+1) 416-325-2929
Toll-free : (+1) 800-387-5514

ADDRESS(ES)

315 Front Street W Toronto, Ontario M7A0B8 Canada

The Hon. Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education
Biography

Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities

Phone : (+1) 416-325-2929
Toll-free : (+1) 800-387-5514
Fax : (+1) 416-325-6348

ADDRESS(ES)

900 Bay Street, 14th Floor, Mowat Block Toronto, Ontario M7A1L2 Canada

The Hon. Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities
Biography




Prince Edward Island Department of Workforce, Advanced Learning & Population

Phone : (+1) 902-368-4600
Fax : (+1) 902-368-4663

ADDRESS(ES)

101 - 250 Water Street, Holman Centre Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N1B6 Canada

The Hon. Jenn Redmond, Minister of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population
Biography



Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec

Phone : (+1) 418-266-3363
Toll-free : (+1) 855-390-7130
Fax : (+1) 418-644-6755

ADDRESS(ES)

1035, rue De la Chevrotière Québec, Quebec G1R5A5 Canada

The Hon. Pascale Déry, Minister of Higher Education
Biography

Ministère de l’Éducation du Québec

Phone : (+1) 418-643-7095
Toll-free : (+1) 800-747-6626
Fax : (+1) 418-646-6561

ADDRESS(ES)

1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 28e étage Québec, Quebec G1R 5A5 Canada

The Hon. Bernard Drainville, Minister of Education
Biography




Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

Phone : (+1) 306-787-7380
Fax : (+1) 306-787-1300

ADDRESS(ES)

6th Floor, 2220 College Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan S4P4V9 Canada

The Hon. Jeremy Cockrill, Minister of Education
Biography

Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

Phone : (+1) 306-787-7381
Fax : (+1) 306-798-3379

ADDRESS(ES)

1120-2010 12th Avenue Regina, Saskatchewan S4P0M3 Canada

The Hon. Colleen Young, Minister of Advanced Education
Biography




Yukon Department of Education

Phone : (+1) 867-667-5701
Toll-free : (+1) 800-661-0408
Fax : (+1) 867-393-7135

ADDRESS(ES)

1000 Lewes Boulevard Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A6N2 Canada

The Hon. Jeanie McLean, Minister of Education
Biography