It is easy to apply to Halton District School Board to be an International Student. Please read the information in the following links carefully and please ask if there is something you are not certain about If you and your family are permanent residents or on a work permit, you need to contact the
HDSB Welcome Centre.
Please review our Application Procedure to find out how to start your application.
At HDSB we want all our students to be successful. Placement in a HDSB elementary and/or secondary school is based on the evaluation of the student’s academic standing, initial assessment results and the availability of space. Students must meet these Application Criteria and must agree to the following conditions linked below:
Elementary Student Policy
All elementary students (including Grade 8) must live with one of their parents (a mother or father). Failure to have a parent live with the student will result in the student being sent home.
School Transfer Policy
Starting February 2018, the Halton District School Board requires all International students to remain at the same school until graduation. This new policy intends to increase student stability by eliminating further transitions and by supporting stronger relationship between students, school staff, and homestays. If students have concerns about their school, the International Student Program is happy to help find a solution without changing the school. As a result, no school transfers will be permitted.
In Ontario, the secondary school year is divided into two (2) semesters:
- Semester 1 - September to January
- Semester 2 - February to June
Application Closing Dates
- Semesters 1 and 2 (full year) - May 31
- Semester 2 (February admission) - November 30
Please contact us if you have any question about becoming an international student in Halton.
Halton District School Board
International Students Program
HDSB Welcome Centre
215 Ontario Street South
Tel: 905-335-3665, ext 3435
Toll free: 1-877-618-3456