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Welcome

... 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)

HWCDSB categorizes International/VISA Students as follows:

1. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

An International Student is defined by the HWCDSB as any student who accompanies a parent(s) in possession of a valid Work Permit or Study Permit (and enrolled at a Designated Learning Institute) as issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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

Please click the link to access the 2019/2020 International Student Application Package:

2. INTERNATIONAL FEE-PAYING STUDENTS

An International Fee-Paying Student is defined by the 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 to access the 2019/2020 International Fee-Paying Student Application Package:

**ATTENTION FEE-PAYING STUDENTS: Important Dates 2019-2020 School Year**

September 3 - School starts

October 15 - Applications for 2nd semester are accepted

November 30- Application deadline for 2nd semester only

December 30 - Deadline to receive payment for 2nd semester

January 31- (start of 2nd semester) Applications for new school year are accepted

June 15 - Application deadline for new school year/1st semester

August 10 - Deadline to receive payment for new school year/ 1st semester

STUDY PERMIT EXTENSION REQUEST LETTER REQUIREMENTS

(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:

PLEASE BE ADVISED

· 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 international.admissions@hwcdsb.ca.