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ClariceJubé
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Posted On: 4/3/2019
ClariceJubé
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I have tourist visa and I´m going to stay in Ottawa for 3 months because I´ll be attending a English course in Sprachcaffe.
I would like to enroll my 4 year old in kindergarten.

Is it possible?

What documents do I have to gather?
Thanks.
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Posted On: 5/31/2019
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

It is best that you contact the school board in Ottawa that you are interested in directly to see if this will be possible.

Please note that if your child is also on a tourist visa, they may need to pay fees in order to attend school.

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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Israt
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Posted On: 14 days ago
Israt
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Hello,
I will come to Windsor, Ontario as a student, and my 4 year old daughter will accompany me. I would like to enroll her in a kindergarten.

1. Does she need a student visa too?

2.Will she be able to get admission in a public school in Windsor, Ontario?

3. will her education be free of cost?
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Posted On: 3 days ago
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

Ontario has 4 free public schooling systems, English Public schools, English Catholic schools, French-language Public schools, and French-language Catholic schools. Attendance in public school will be determined by home address.

In Ontario, children aged 6 - 18 must attend school. You may find the Settlement.org article, At what age do children attend school? Useful.

Here is an excerpt:
The Education Act is the law that governs public schools in Ontario. It says that children aged 6-18 must attend school. Many children can begin full day kindergarten program at age 4.

It is important to know that all children aged 6-18 can attend school, regardless of their immigration status or the immigration status of their parents. This is outlined in the Education Act, the law that governs public schools in Ontario.


Since your child is 4 years old, they are eligible for Kindergarten. You can find some additional information regarding enrolling children in school here: How do I enrol my child in school?

You may also find the resources, The Newcomer's Guide to Elementary School in Ontario helpful.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

We hope this information is helpful.

Settlement.Org Team
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