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Steps to Follow (after acceptance) IES
Steps to Follow (after acceptance)

Once the student application has been accepted, there are certain requirements that must be fulfilled before arriving in Canada.

Secondary Students

  1. Submit one copy of the Letter of Acceptance to the Immigration Section of the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission to apply for a Study Permit. Please keep the second copy for arrival in Canada.

    Within the first week of receiving the Acceptance Package, each student (and parent/agent) will receive a personal email with information regarding the Pre-Arrival Learning (PAL) program. 

    It is mandatory for each student to register and complete the English test. The PAL program has multiple features; it assesses English proficiency, provides tutorials to increase use of English and vocabulary, and includes an orientation to the school board and the Homestay program.​
     
  2. Once​ the Study Permit approval letter has been issued from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, book a flight to Canada. Students must arrive before the commencement date of the program indicated on the Letter of Acceptance.

    NOTE: If YRDSB Homestay & Custodianship has been arranged, the earliest homestay move-in date for each new semester is: 
    August 15 (September semester) OR January 15 (February semester). 

  3. After booking a flight, fax or email the completed Arrival Confirmation Form​ to to admissions@yrdsb.ca

  4. Plan to arrive prior to the start of orientation which begins two weeks before the start of the semester (mid August for September semester, mid January for February semester). 

  Elementary Student

  1. Submit one copy of the Letter of Acceptance to the Immigration Section of the nearest Canadian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission to apply for a Study Permit. Please keep the second copy for arrival in Canada.

  2. Once the Study Permit approval letter has been issued from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, book a flight to Canada. Students must arrive before the commencement date of the program indicated on the Letter of Acceptance.

  3. A​fter booking your flight, fax or email the completed Arrival Confirmation Form to the admissions@yrdsb.ca​​

  4. Contact the Reception Centre​ (905-918-0080) and make an appointment for an educational assessment.​ It is recommended that the student arrives in Canada at least one week prior to the start of the program. 
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 Activate your PAL Account

 
PAL (Pre-arrival Learning Program) is an online program available to all new international secondary students. 
 
Step 1
 
Visit the website to Register.
 
Step 2
  • Check computer settings
  • Enter activation code and contact information
Step 3
 
Complete:
  • Online English test
  • Online English tutorials
  • Online Orientation Program (including Homestay Guide)

Pre-arrival Learning Program
 
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