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Admissions IES
The Admissions Office receives, reviews, and processes all applications submitted by international students, parents, custodians and/or agencies.
Academic Admissions - New Students
(not currently attending YRDSB)
To begin the application process:
  1. Download and complete the  required application forms and supplementary documents.
  2. Submit the completed application package (includes all required documents) and applicable fees, to the Admission Office, International Education Services.
  3. Once accepted, the acceptance letter and receipt are issued and forwarded to parents or assigned agency. 
  4. Once the acceptance package is received, apply to the Canadian Embassy serving the home country for a Study Permit. The acceptance letter should be attached to the application and submitted to the Canadian Embassy as proof of acceptance to an educational institution in Canada.
  5. Upon receipt of a study permit, make arrangements to travel to Canada.  

Elementary StudentsIt is recommended that the student arrives in Canada at least one week prior to the start of the program. Once arrived, contact the Newcomer Reception Centre  (905-479-0546) and make an appointment for an educational assessment. 

Secondary Students: Plan to arrive prior to 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:​

Academic Admissions - Returning Students
(currently attending YRDSB)
If your current admission ends January 2017, and you are planning to return to study with YRDSB February 2018, you must submit a renewal package containing: 
  • completed and signed Renewal Application​
  • recent report card (students attending secondary school only)
  • fees (bank draft payable to York Region District School Board)

A notification of renewal​ sent by email to each student, and their parents/custodian on September 22, 2017 containing important information.

​Returning semester​ Application processing begins Deadline to submit application package​
​1st semester
(begins September)
​February ​April 30
2nd semester
(begins February)​
​September October 31


Returning students who participate in the YRDSB Homestay/Custodianship programs must remain in homestay after turning age 18, and until graduation from YRDSB.

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

Questions can be directed to:​


 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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