Category: International

International Student FAQs

This page includes Frequently Asked Questions relevant to International Students. This includes all fee-paying students at the Waterloo Region District School Board. For FAQs related to fee-exempt students and International Families please visit our International Families FAQs.   Tuition Payment   English as a Second Language (ESL)   School and Grade Placement   Transportation

International Families FAQs

This page includes Frequently Asked Questions relevant to International Families. This includes the students who are: accompanying a parent with a Study Permit or Work Permit in Canada as Refugee Claimants in application for Permanent Residence or Canadian Citizenship For FAQs related to fee-paying International Students visit our International Student FAQs.   Requirements for Fee-Exempt […]

International Admissions at WRDSB

We invite you to join us at the Waterloo Region District School Board. The first step for all students without Canadian citizenship documents or permanent resident documents is to apply with International Admissions. After you meet with us and receive our Letter of Admission, you will be able to register at your school. Our school […]

International Students

Important Dates International Students must start school at the beginning of September (first semester) or the beginning February (second semester). Students Starting February 2019 We are no longer accepting applications for the February 2019 start date Accepted students must arrive before January 18, 2019 to finish the registration process Students Starting September 2019 We are […]

International Families

Do you have a Work Permit, Study Permit, or Refugee Claimant Document? Are you waiting for confirmation of Permanent Residency or Citizenship? Your child may be eligible for fee-exempt status with the Waterloo Region District School Board. Learn about the eligibility requirements and what documents are required before you can register your child at their […]

Refund Policy

We will refund your tuition fees if your Study Permit Application is denied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. There is a $500 administration fee that will be deducted from the refund. To obtain a refund you must give us these documents: A copy of the letter of rejection from the Canadian Embassy A copy […]

Planning Your Arrival

When To Arrive Please arrive at least 2-3 weeks before the beginning of the school semester so that you can finish your registration. We do not want you to miss any of your classes. When you know your arrival date, please email International Admissions so that we can schedule your appointments. Bookings are made on […]

Student & Custodian Responsibilities

We expect each International Student and Custodian to meet the following requirements. Student Requirements As an International Student, you need to: Arrive 2-3 weeks before school begins to finish registration Have a valid Canadian Study Permit while living in Canada Purchase Medical Insurance through our board Register as a full-time student and go to all […]

Requirements for International Families

Staff at the WRDSB are not immigration officials. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure that your immigration documents are kept up-to date and current with the Waterloo Region District School Board. For families moving to Canada, eligibility for enrolment and fee-exempt status will be determined based on status in Canada and […]

International Student Exchange Programs

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) understands that International Student Exchanges provide opportunities to interact with different cultures, increase language skills and gain a better understanding of global culture. To ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent risk or harm while on student exchange programs, the WRDSB has signed agreements with several reputable […]

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