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International Student Registration


... and thank you for your interest in the International Education Program at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

The Hamilton- Wentworth Catholic District School Board is comprised of both Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools:

Elementary Schools offer classes from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8

Secondary Schools offer classes from Grade 9 to Grade 12 (student must be 18 years old or under to attend)


An International Fee-Paying Student is defined by HWCDSB as any student who comes to Canada for the purpose of studying full-time and who is in possession of a valid Study Permit as issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

As per the Education Act, tuition fees are required for this type of admission.

Please click the link below to access International Fee-Paying Student Application Package:


(Applies to ALL International students)

Students who are extending their current Study Permit are asked to complete the Study Permit Extension Letter Request Form. The completion of this form is required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and should be submitted three (3) months prior to expiration of a Study Permit. Please contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for more details.

Please click the link to access the Study Permit Extension Letter Request Form:


· All applications MUST be submitted to the Assessment Office at the Catholic Education Centre for processing.

· Students are placed in their age appropriate grade, according to Ministry of Education of Ontario guidelines.

· Students will be placed in an HWCDSB school based on space availability.

For more information, please contact the Assessment Department at 905-525-2930 Ext 2006 or