How do I sign up for school?
You can contact the school board in your area.
What is a school board?
A school board is the organization that runs the schools. There might be more than one school board in your area. For example, most areas in Ontario have a Public School Board, a Catholic School Board and a French School Board.
The website for your school board should have some information about how to contact them or about how to sign up for school.
What papers do I need to sign up for school?
The school will probably ask you for documents like:
Do I need to do a test first?
This depends on where you live. In some areas, you have to do an English test or a Math test before you start high school. This is because the school board wants to know what is the best grade and school for your learning.
Do I have to pay to go to school in Ontario?
Most children and youth do not need to pay to attend elementary and high school in Ontario.
If you have no status or you are a refugee claimant:
you do not need to pay.
If you are in Canada on a temporary visa, like a visitor visa:
you will probably have to pay fees.
The fee will depend on the area / school board, but will probably be around $15,000 per year
What if I need help to sign up for school?
It can be a difficult process! Sometimes the people who work for the schools and school board do not know how to sign up students who are refugee claimants or who do not have status.