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Adult Education

In the modern economy, learning is a lifelong process. Ontario offers many opportunities for adults to improve their skills and education. 

This section takes you to information on how you can upgrade your job skills, get language training for specific jobs, earn your high school diploma as an adult, and apply for postsecondary studies as an adult.

Upgrading Your Skills

Employment and Training in Ontario

Getting Licensed provides information to newcomers about getting licensed to work in the jobs in which they’ve been trained.

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Going back to school

Learn about how to attend a college or a university as a mature student. To read more, select your language from the drop-down menu above. Information provided by

Adult Education

Adult education for newcomers

Adult Learning

High School for Adults

Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate

Courses for adults offered by the Independent Learning Centres

High school equivalency exams recognized over North America

Application for the high school equivalency exam (PDF)

Did you know?

Many secondary schools in Ontario offer continuing education courses for adults. Find the local school board in your community to see what courses are available for adults.

Online Learning Resources

OntarioLearn is a group of 24 community colleges that have partnered to provide more online learning options.

Contact North is an education training network of 112 centres that works to connect Ontario residents with distance and online learning opportunities.