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Admissions
The Admissions Office receives, reviews, and processes all applications submitted by international students, parents, custodians and/or agencies. At any time during the application process the Admissions Office may request verification of submitted documents and/or the information contained therein.   

Academic Admissions (JK to Grade 12) - New Students 

To begin the application process apply online, and submit the required documents listed below, and the $300 application fee:
 
  • Official copies of school report cards, in English, for the current year and previous year. English translation must be notarized
  • Copy Notarized Custodianship Declaration documents (Parent & Custodian), required in all cases, regardless of student's age
  • Copy of Passport (photo page)
  • Letter of Recommendation - completed and signed by the parent and school official 
  • Consent for Information Sharing-Students at the Age of Majority Form (secondary students who are 18 at the time of registration)
  • Copy of IELTS or TOEFL Official Test Results Report (Grade 12 applicants only)
  • Upon receipt of the above, the Admissions Officer will review the application.
  • Once the student is accepted as a student of YRDSB a conditional offer of admissions including an invoice indicating the balance of fees required to complete the process will be sent by email​
  • Once the student is accepted, the letter of acceptance is issued and forwarded to parents/custodians or the assigned agency.
 

NOTE: original documents received by YRDSB will not be returned

Official Immunization Record, in English, must accompany the student upon arrival English translation must be notarized.

Payment of Fees

Fees can be paid in two ways:
  1. Within Canada, payment by money order, bank draft or certified cheque​ payable to York Region District School Board, sent by Canada Post mail to:
    International Education Services
    York Region District School Board
    36 Regatta Ave., Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4R1
    Please write the student's name, and date of birth on the back of the bank draft.
  2. Outside of Canada, payment by electronic wire transfer must be made via the Western Union Global Student Payment Portal. This approved and reliable service allows you to pay in local currency ensuring payments will be received on time and in full. 
Please note:
  • The Letter of Acceptance will only be issued when the living arrangements of the student have been met, as outlined in the Terms & Conditions of Participation, and the homestay details have been submitted to the Admissions Officer.
  • The school assigned to the student cannot be changed once the Letter of Acceptance is issued. No transfer of school will be allowed once the student arrives in Canada.The school assigned to the student cannot be changed once the Letter of Acceptance is issued. No transfer of school will be allowed once the student arrives in Canada.

 Next Steps

  • When the acceptance package is received, apply to the Canadian Embassy serving the home country for a Study Permit. The acceptance letter should accompany the application and submitted to the Canadian Embassy as proof of acceptance to an educational institution in Canada.
  • ​Upon receipt of a study permit, make arrangements to travel to Canada. 

Arrival in Canada

  

Elementary Students: It is recommended that the student arrives in Canada at least one week prior to the start of the semester.  Once arrived, contact the Reception Centre (Telephone: 905-918-0080 or 1-888-811-0229) to book an appointment for an educational assessment.

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

 

 Inquiries can be directed to the Admissions Office by email: admissions@yrdsb.ca​

 

 Academic Admissions - Returning Students

(currently attending YRDSB)

 
​Returning semester​ Application processing begins Deadline to submit application package​
​1st semester
(begins September)
​February May 15
2nd semester
(begins February)​
​September

October 31
November 16

 
Instructions, including a link to a Google Form will be sent to each parent outling the steps to extend their child's enrolment. If you wish to complete the process using a fillable paper form, please complete and return the Renewal Form to admissions@yrdsb.ca​

If the custodian has changed, copies of updated Custodian Declaration forms, both Custodian and Parent will be required.

Fees can be paid in two ways:
    1. Within Canada, payment by money order, bank draft or certified cheque​ payable to York Region District School Board, sent by Canada Post mail to:

      International Education Services
      York Region District School Board
      36 Regatta Ave., Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4R1
      Please write the student's name, and date of birth on the back of the bank draft.

    2. Outside of Canada, payment by electronic wire transfer must be made via the WU® GlobalPay for Students payments platform. This approved and reliable service allows you to pay in local currency ensuring payments will be received on time and in full.
 

Once the renewal is approved and processed by the Admissions Office, the Letter of Acceptance will be issued by email to the student's GAPPS email account.

 

Once turning 18 students must complete the Academic Student (age 18) - Consent for Information Sharing form.

 

Questions can be directed to: admissions@yrdsb.ca​​​​​​​​​

 

 NEW - Apply Online!

 
​​Online Application
Safe and secure online application is now available.

Authorized agencies of YRDSB must be registered and have a valid email address before beginning an application.

Individuals (parents/guardians), create an account and begin the application process.

 

 Contact Details

 
​Admissions Office
International Education Services
Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning
36 Regatta Ave., 
Richmond Hill, ON L4E 4R1
T 905 884 2046 x 237
F 905 773 2406
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