Summer programs, generally taken one or two summers prior to enrollment, enable parents and students to get a taste of the boarding school experience.
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For complete information and online application forms, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada (en français). Canadian visa offices (en français) are located worldwide.
All international students will need a Study Permit (en français) from the Canadian federal government. International students in the province of Québec will also need a Certificate of Acceptance (en français) from Québec Immigration. In addition, most international students will need a visa.
Before you can apply for the required Study Permit, you must be accepted at a Canadian school. Apply for admission at least six months in advance (some schools require even earlier applications). Contact the school(s) where you want to study to learn how to apply (see school list by province). They will send you application forms and tell you about: the cost of applying; the cost of enrolling; health insurance; and required testing. Fill out the application forms for each school that interests you and submit it according to the instructions and before the deadline. If a school admits you as a student, they will send you a letter of acceptance. You will need that letter of acceptance in order to apply for a Study Permit.
You will need a Study Permit (en français) before you enter Canada; you can apply online (en français) or at your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate. There are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, you do not need a Permit if you are enrolling in a short-term program of six months or less. However, if you think you might study for more than six months, it is a good idea to obtain a Study Permit before you arrive.
An application for a Study Permit requires a letter of acceptance, proof of identity (such as a passport), and proof of financial support (en français)--documentation of a bank account, a loan from a financial insitution, a bank draft, receipt of payment of tuition and fees from Canadian school, or a letter from a financial sponsor.
Student applying to schools in the Province of Québec will also need a Certificate of Acceptance (en français) (CAQ) from Québec Immigration (en français) in addition to the Study Permit from the Canadian federal government. Please allow another month of processing time in your application schedule for obtaining a CAQ.
Citizens of most countries (en français) will also need a temporary visa to enter Canada, in addition to your passport from your home country. A list of countries exempted from the visa requirement can be found here (en français). A student can apply for a Temporary Resident Visa (en français) online (en français) or at a nearby Canadian Embassy or Consulate.
Students from many countries (en français), particularly those in the tropics, will also need a medical examination (en français) if they plan to stay in Canada longer than six months. In addition, any student who has lived in one of these countries for six or more consecutive months in the year prior to the date they wish to enter Canada will need a medical examination (en français).
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