Posted On: 10/23/2016
I am staying in Gatineau with a temp work permit from Quebec.
My daughter is attending KG in Gatineau school with french-immersion program.
now, I am asked to move to ontario by immigration officer, in order to proceed further with my PR express entry application.
if I move to Ottawa now, should I also change school for my kid immediately. or shall I let her continue this academic year in the same school and bring her to Ottawa school board only for next grade (ofcourse i need to take care of her transportation).
Pls provide needed info.
My preference would be to leave her in same school for this academic year.
Thank you in advance
Posted On: 10/27/2016
Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.
We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.
There are many factors that you may want to consider.
For example, if you decide to keep her in her current school, you may need to consider what taking her to her current school will require. Additionally, if you decide to transfer her to a school in Ottawa, what that will entail as well.
You mentioned that your daughter is currently in a French-Immersion program. In most cases, there is a different process for the French-Immersion program. If your intention is for your daughter to continue in a French-Immersion program, it may be possible that there may be no guarantee that she be able to enter another French-Immersion program. This may be something to consider when considering transferring her.
We suggest that it is best that you contact the school board in Ottawa directly to find out what your options are in terms of your preferences and your daughter's situation.
I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS