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Parent with PR and child on visit visa - schooling 

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Posted On: 5/24/2017
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Hi, I am a permanent resident (PR) and working full time. I am inviting my child on visit visa because, if I apply for PR then it will take one year. I will also apply for his PR once he will be here in Canada. But during that period of time he needs to attend the elementary school. So my questions are:
1- Do we need study permit for him or not?
2- Can he join the elementary school without fee or we have to pay the fee as an international student?
I could not get information what will be the situation if the parents are permanent resident and child is on visit visa.
Thanks,
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Posted On: 5/29/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some information related to study permits and who requires one on the CIC Website in the Find out if your child needs a study permit section.

Here is an excerpt,

Minor children at the pre-school and kindergarten levels are not required to hold a valid study permit.


The Education Act also prescribes when a non-resident student must be charged tuition fees.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has information on when children must pay tuition fees.

We suggest that you review this Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Admission Eligibility Requirement document. In this document you will find a very helpful chart that outlines who is eligible to attend without paying fees.

It states that in order to enroll students of Permanent Residents they must present the parent’s permanent resident papers, the student’s foreign birth certificate or passport. Additionally, they may ask for proof that the parent has sponsored the student. The document does not indicate that a student in this situation would pay fees

You may also want to contact the School Board directly in the area where you will be moving to to find out what the requirements are and what to expect in your 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.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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