Thank you for your interest in the Halton District School Board
The online application portal will open on November 5 at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time.The portal will close periodically to process pending applications. Please check the website regularly to see if the application portal is open.
Key Messages for 2020-2021
Halton District School Board has partnered with the
Canada Homestay Network to manage homestays for international students. All new students are expected to use Canada Homestay Network for their custodian and homestay services. Please refer to our
Homestay resources page for more information.
A credit card is necessary to pay the application fee. Applications cannot be submitted without the application fee. Students must graduate from the school where are initially placed. Secondary students must complete an online English assessment and orientation and have their own email address. Students will be contacted through this email to set up a brief “Welcome Interview”. Students 12 (students born in 2003) need to submit an IELTS result of at least 5.5. HDSB health insurance is mandatory and will be charged with the school tuition fees. Please see the
admission criteria for detailed information for the International Student Program.
These schools are open to international students
These schools have limited availability for international students
The following schools are closed to international students:
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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