The grading system in Canada differs across provinces. So, you need to check them before starting your course.
- Alberta: Here, the teachers generally convert letter grades into grade points. For instance, the grade A+ is converted to 4.3 grade points, A to 4.0, A- to 3.7, B+ to 3.3 and E/F are the last grades, which is converted to 0.
- British Columbia: Teachers usually convert the letter grades into percentages. For instance, grade A stands for 86%-100%, B for 73%-85%, C+ for 67%-72%, and F is the last grade that may depict 0-49%.
- Manitoba: The grading system depends on a student’s GPA. For instance, a 4.5 GPA is considered exceptional and the corresponding letter grade is A+. 4 GPA is excellent and the corresponding letter grade is A. A student can earn grade C for 2.5 GPA and it is considered satisfactory.
- Newfoundland and Labrador: Like British Columbia, the grades are converted into percentages here. For instance, letter grade A may stand for 80%-100%, B for 65%-79%, C for 55%-64%, and F stands last on this list.
- Nova Scotia: Here, the grades are converted into percentages. For instance, A+ stands for 90%-100%, and F stands for 0-49%.
- Ontario: The grades are converted into a percentage. For instance, A+ stands for 90%-100% and F for 0-30%.
- Quebec and New Brunswick: The grades are converted into grade points. Most universities use a 4.3 or 4.33 scale. For instance, a letter grade A+ would mean 4.33 grade point and E would mean failure.
- Saskatchewan: The province follows the easiest grading system. The percentages are converted to letter grades. For instance, the percentage 90%-100% would be converted to A+ and 0-49% to F.