The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2022 has mathematics as the major domain, science and reading as the minor domains, and creative thinking as the innovative domain. Financial literacy is an additional domain assessed in some countries and in some Canadian provinces. Over 85 countries are participating in PISA 2022. As in previous cycles, Canada’s participation consists of all 10 provinces.


The assessment is entirely computer-based. It consists of a two-hour test and a 40- to 55-minute student questionnaire. In some provinces, students will also be asked to complete a 10-minute financial literacy questionnaire. A contextual questionnaire will be administered to school principals.


The PISA 2022 main study will be administered between April 18 and May 27, 2022. Approximately 30,000 students selected at random from 1,000 schools across all 10 provinces will participate in the main study.


Results from PISA 2018 were published on December 3, 2019. The Canadian reports are available at:


Further information about PISA can be found on the OECD website.


PISA 2022 draft frameworks are available at:


Sample test questions can be accessed at:


PISA brochure: