APPLYING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ONTARIO

APPLYING TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ONTARIO

How to apply to school districts in Ontario may differ slightly from district to district within the province. Some school districts have online application forms for international students to download, complete and mail to the school. Other districts (or specific program options within a district) may have forms to complete and submit entirely online.

As an international student, you will also be required to pay a non-refundable application fee (anywhere between $100 and $300, depending on the district). This can be paid by bank draft, certified cheque, electronic bank transfer or credit card. Once accepted, international students may also have to pay a homestay placement fee and deposit.

Additional requirements for international students applying to school districts in the province may include report cards with certified translations into English as needed, immigration or citizenship documents, birth certificate, immunization records, reference letters from an official at your current school, language test scores. Different school districts will have different application deadlines, requirements and application or registration processes, so be sure to consult the school district website and/ or call or write to them and get more specific information.

Note that international students apply to the school district program office, not to an individual school. School placement is dependent on the assessment of the student's language ability, grades, etc.