The Policy on Educational Success ushers in a new approach to education in Québec:

  • Success that goes beyond obtaining a diploma or qualification, focusing rather on the achievement of everyone’s full potential in every aspect of their lives, regardless of their background, environment and characteristics
  • Success at a very early age, before children enter kindergarten, and continuing throughout adulthood
  • It calls on all members of society to play a key role in achieving educational success for all

In the coming months and years, the policy’s implementation will be punctuated by the implementation of government strategies, action plans and measures based on the priorities identified in the consultations or on new challenges.


Inclusive educational settings focused on success for all, supported by their community, where people learn to be civic-minded, creative, competent, responsible, open to diversity and fully engaged in social, cultural and economic life in Québec.

The time frame for this vision is 2030, more than 12 years after the launch of the policy. This is the time it might take a 4-year-old starting kindergarten in September 2017 to complete elementary and secondary school.


Graduation and qualification

By 2030, have 85% of students under the age of 20 obtain a first diploma (SSD or DVS), and 90% obtain a first diploma or qualification.


By 2030, reduce the gap in success rates between various groups of students by 50%.


By 2025, increase to 80% the proportion of children starting school who do not present a vulnerability factor related to their development.

Language proficiency

By 2030, increase to 90% the success rate on the composition component of the Elementary 4 (Cycle Two, Year Two) language of instruction ministerial examination in the public system.

Increase by 5 percentage points the proportion of the adult population of Québec who demonstrate high-level literacy skills according to the 2022 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Educational path

By 2030, reduce to 10% the proportion of students starting public secondary school at age 13 or older.

Living environment

By 2030, ensure that all school buildings are in good condition.


The issues addressed by the policy, and its orientations, pertain to educational childcare services, general education in the youth and adult sectors and vocational training.