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International Students

Admission 

All international students must contact the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board upon their arrival in Canada to make an appointment with Linda Luciani prior to admission to an elementary or secondary school.

During this meeting, the student must submit the following:

1. A valid Study Permit.
2. A valid Passport.
3. Proof of private health care.
4. Any documentation requested as part of the Application Process.

Assessment

All elementary international students will be sent to the principal of the attending school prior to admission to a class for determination of grade level and language assistance. 

All secondary international students will be sent to the Student Services Office of the attending school prior to admission to class for determination of grade level and language assistance.

Registration

Placement in a classroom will be made once an assessment is completed.  At this time, for secondary students only, course selections and class scheduling will take place at the assigned school.  Not all course selections may be available.

Next Steps 

Once your application has been approved and your administration fee has been received, we will issue you a Conditional Letter of Acceptance.  This letter will enable you to apply to Citizenship and Immigration Canada for authorization to enter Canada as a student.  If you plan to study in Canada for six months or greater, you must apply for, and receive, a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  Guidelines and an application form can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/student.asp or at the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your home country.  You should contact the Canadian Visa Office in your home country to determine if you need to complete any additional forms or provide any additional documents.

Once you receive your Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and arrive in Canada, please bring your Study Permit to the Catholic Education Centre.  When the Board receives a copy of your Study Permit, we will issue a Confirmation of Acceptance – International Student to the school you will be attending.  It is your responsibility to maintain a valid and current Study Permit for the duration of your attendance at one of our schools.  If a Study Permit expires and you are not in possession of further documentation, which will allow you to study in Canada, i.e., permanent resident, extension of parental work permit, you will be asked to withdraw from school immediately.

Applications for the current school year (September to June) should be received at the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board before June 15.  Secondary school applications may be considered for Semester #2 (February) admission prior to October 15.

Chris N. Roehrig
Director of Education