Manitoba proposes increasing compulsory school age to 18

November 18, 2010

Manitoba's education minister announced yesterday the province will propose legislation requiring all young Manitobans to continue pursuing their education or training until they reach 18. Currently, students in Manitoba are required to be in school until the age of 16. Current penalties related to children under the age of 16 who are not in school would be strengthened. The education minister says she will consult widely with stakeholders about how the changes would be implemented. Alberta is considering raising its compulsory school age from 16 to 17. Manitoba News Release