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Reception Centre
Reception Centre

The following temporary process is in place to register your children through the YRDSB Reception Centre if any of the following apply:

The Reception Centre helps families and students complete the necessary steps to register for and to become part of their school community.


Who needs to register their children at the Reception Centre?

  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from homeschooling
  • Students transferring to YRDSB from other boards in Ontario/other provinces with time-sensitive documents, e.g. work permits, study permits.
  • Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents whose first language is not English and lived in another province for less than six years (6)
  • Returning students to Canada if they have been out of the country for more than 12 months
  • International visa students enrolled to attend a YRDSB elementary school (International students registered to attend secondary school will be contacted directly by the International Education Services department with further instructions.)

Step 1:  Download and complete the required form:  

Step 2:  Once the form is completed, attach and send the form to


Step 3:  Once we receive your completed forms, Reception Centre staff will call you and

  • Review the completed forms
  • Discuss with you the required documentation
  • Review next steps   

If you do not have the technology to complete the above - please email the Reception Centre at with your contact information or please call us at 905-884-2046 (option 1) and leave us a message and a member of the Reception Staff will contact you.


All other students shoul​d register as follows:

Step 1:  Using our School Locator, find your home school using your home address.  Any requests for transfer will be arranged through your home school.  


Step 2: Please contact your home school 


Step 3: Download and complete any required forms:


At this time we are unable to process status changes – we will update this webpage once information is available.

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