School districts are regions in which all the elementary and secondary schools are overseen by one board. In major urban areas, a school district will be responsible for all the schools in that one city or town. If the region is one where there are a number of much smaller towns, the school district may be responsible for and include the schools from different neighbouring towns. Each school district is responsible for ensuring the quality of learning and the safety of the school environment at each of the schools in its area.
School districts are one of the major organizations that welcome international students to Canada, and many school districts in Canada run international education programs. International students apply to the school district's program, and the district then assesses the application, administers language skill testing, and places the student in the individual school it deems appropriate.
In this section you can read about school district advantages for international students, the wide range of programs and study options available to international students, how to apply and details on school district homestay programs.