08/31/2013 00:25 EDT | Updated 10/30/2013 05:12 EDT

VIDEO: Tech demands raise back-to-school expense

A recent Bank of Montreal survey says Canadian parents expect to spend on average $428 per child on back-to-school supplies — a figure that includes clothes, and technology.

Kids in elementary schools are even trading in their books for e-readers, and seeking out tablets or laptops in order to do online research, the CBC's Negar Mojtahedi reports.