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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

Telephone : (+1) 780-427-7219

ADDRESS(ES)

7th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L5 Canada

The Hon. David Eggen, Minister of Education
Biography

Alberta Advanced Education

Telephone : (+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 T5J 4L5 Canada

The Hon. Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education
Biography

British Columbia Ministry of Education

Telephone : (+1) 250 356-7270 Toll Free : (+1) 888-879-1166 Fax : (+1) 250 387-3200

ADDRESS(ES)

PO Box 9150, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9H1 Canada

The Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Education
Biography

British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Telephone : (+1) 250-356-0179 Fax : (+1) 250-952-0260

ADDRESS(ES)

PO Box 9157, Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9H2 Canada

The Hon. Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Biography

Manitoba Department of Education and Training

Telephone : (+1) 204-945-0746 Toll Free : (+1) 866-626-4862

ADDRESS(ES)

1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0T3 Canada

The Hon. Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education and Training
Biography

New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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

ADDRESS(ES)

Place 2000, P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1 Canada

The Hon. Dominic Cardy, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Biography

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

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

ADDRESS(ES)

Chestnut Complex, P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1 Canada

The Hon. Trevor A. Holder, Minister of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour
Biography

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

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

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 8700, Confederation Building
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4J6 Canada

The Hon. Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early ChildhoodDevelopment
Biography

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

Telephone : (+1) 709-729-2480 Fax : (+1) 709-729-6996

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 8700, Confederation Building
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4J6 Canada

The Hon. Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Biography

Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Telephone : (+1) 902-424-5168 Toll Free : (+1) 888-825-7770 Fax : (+1) 902-424-0511

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 578, 2021 Brunwick Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2S9 Canada

The Hon. Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Biography

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education

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

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 697, 5151 Terminal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2T8 Canada

The Hon. Labi Kousoulis , Minister of Labour and Advanced Education
Biography

Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment

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

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 1320, Public Affairs
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9 Canada

The Hon. Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment
Biography

Nunavut Department of Education

info.edu@gov.nu.ca Telephone : (+1) 867-975-5600 Fax : (+1) 867-975-5635

ADDRESS(ES)

P.O. Box 1000, Station 900
Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada

The Hon. David Joanasie, Minister of Education
Biography

Ontario Ministry of Education

Telephone : (+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 M7A 1L2 Canada

The Hon. Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education
Biography

Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Telephone : (+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 M7A 1L2 Canada

The Hon. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
Biography

Prince Edward Island Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture

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

ADDRESS(ES)

101 - 250 Water Street, Holman Centre
Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 1B6 Canada

The Hon. Jordan Brown, Minister of Education, Early Learning, and Culture
Biography

Prince Edward Island Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning

Telephone : (+1) 902-368-4670 Fax : (+1) 902-368-6144

ADDRESS(ES)

176 Great George Street, P.O. Box 2000, 2nd floor, Atlantic Technology Centre
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4K9 Canada

The Hon. Sonny Gallant, Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning
Biography

Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec

Telephone : (+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. Sébastien Proulx, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports
Biography

Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec

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

ADDRESS(ES)

1035, rue De la Chevrotière
Québec, Quebec G1R 5A5 Canada

The Hon. Hélène David, Minister of Higher Education
Biography

Saskatchewan Ministry of Education

Telephone : (+1) 306-787-2471 Fax : (+1) 306-787-1300

ADDRESS(ES)

6th Floor, 2220 College Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4V9 Canada

The Hon. Gordon Wyant, Minister of Education
Biography

Saskatchewan Ministry of Advanced Education

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

ADDRESS(ES)

1120-2010 12th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0M3 Canada

The Hon. Tina Beaudry-Mellor, Minister of Advanced Education
Biography

Yukon Department of Education

Telephone : (+1) 867-667-5141 Toll Free : (+1) 800-661-0408 Fax : (+1) 867-393-6254

ADDRESS(ES)

Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 Canada

The Hon. Tracy-Anne McPhee, Minister of Education
Biography

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