Learning is something that is important at all stages of life. You may be interested in:

  • Learning about our educational system
  • Knowing about our local post-secondary schools
  • Discovering the supports that are available for you
  • Finding learning opportunities for yourself
  • Exploring our local libraries
  • Learning about what opportunities our community has for international students

Use this section of the website to learn more about the educational opportunities we have available for you and your family.


In Windsor-Essex County we have 4 school boards.

Post-Secondary Institutions



Private Colleges

Skilled Trades

See our Skilled Trades page for more information on secondary and post-secondary education pathways.

Learn more about how you can get help in starting to save for your child’s post-secondary education:

Adult & Continuing Education

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Academic Upgrading

There are many different program types that offer both credit and non-credit courses for adults looking to improve their literacy and basic skills, obtain an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or receive or upgrade courses needed to apply for college or university.

Continuing Education

If you wish to continue learning, whether for fun or to gain new certifications, there are a variety of workshops, seminars, certificates and classes offered in Windsor-Essex.


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Libraries are public buildings within communities.

In Essex County we have the Essex County Library system, and in Windsor we have the Windsor Public Library system. Each of these has many different locations.

At libraries you can:

  • Borrow books, movies, music, magazines
  • Access downloadable Ebooks, Eaudiobooks and Emusic
  • Use computers
  • Have access to the internet
  • Use photocopiers for a minimal cost
  • Use fax machines
  • Take part in programs for children, teenagers or adults
  • Learn new things
  • Meet people
  • Attend workshops

To borrow items from the library, you will need to sign up for a library card.

Visit the Essex County Library and the Windsor Public Library websites to learn more about a location near you.

Language Training

Permanent Residents and Convention Refugees are eligible for Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) or Cours de language pour immigrants au Canada (CLIC) offered by local Settlement Agencies.

To access LINC or CLIC courses, you first need to have your language levels assessed by the Language Assessment and Resource Centre.

Regardless of your status in Canada, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at the following locations:

Both St. Clair College and the University of Windsor offer English classes for students looking to improve their skills before attending post-secondary.