Table 1 
Number and proportion of students in elementary and secondary schools, by school type, Canada, provinces and territories, 2016/2017 

Number and proportion of students in elementary and secondary schools, by school type, Canada, provinces and territories, 2016/2017
Number – Public schools% – Public schoolsNumber – Private/independent schools% – Private/independent schoolsNumber – Home-schooling% – Home-schooling
Canada1 5,117,328 92.1 401,784 7.2 34,413 0.6
Newfoundland and Labrador 66,183 98.3 1,005 1.5 138 0.2
Prince Edward Island 20,007 97.7 276 1.4 189 0.9
Nova Scotia 118,566 96.3 3,603 2.9 948 0.8
New Brunswick 97,842 98.1 1,134 1.1 759 0.8
Quebec2 1,210,698 90.3 128,043 9.5 2,565 0.2
Ontario3 2,006,703 93.2 138,324 6.4 8,754 0.4
Manitoba4 183,015 91.4 13,815 6.9 3,393 1.7
Saskatchewan5 180,696 96.3 4,575 2.4 2,379 1.3
Alberta 652,272 94.2 27,534 4.0 12,729 1.8
British Columbia5 557,625 86.7 83,469 13.0 2,316 0.4
Yukon 5,343 97.2 ... ... 153 2.8
Northwest Territories 8,337 99.0 ... ... 84 1.0
Nunavut6 10,041 100.0 ... ... . .
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not available for any reference period
...
not applicable
Note(s):
Counts represent the number of students enrolled in programs at the beginning of the school year (in September or as close as possible thereafter). All numbers, including the totals, have been randomly rounded; therefore, sums of the individual values may not match the totals. Data are subject to revision.
Source(s):
Elementary-Secondary Education Survey.
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