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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 - 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.

    Fees can be paid in two ways:
    • Within Canada, payment by money order, bank draft or certified cheque​ payable to York Region District School Board
    • 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.
  3. Once the student is accepted, the letter of acceptance and receipt are issued and forwarded to parents or assigned agency. 

    Please note: 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.
  4. When 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 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 ​April 30
2nd semester
(begins February)​
​September October 31
 
If your current enrollment ends January 2018, and you are planning to return to study with YRDSB in February 2019, you must submit the following document and make the appropriate payment: 
  • completed and signed Renewal Application​ Form (include most up-to-date email addresses as all communication is by email)
  • rece​nt report card (students attending secondary school only)
  • 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
    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 and Official Payment Receipt will be issued by email.

Students are responsible for submitting the most up-to-date Study Permit to the school main office. Failure to do so may result in withdrawal from the program.

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: admissions@yrdsb.ca​

 

 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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