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Pre-school Fees for Kids coming to Canada 

rajan.phatak
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Posted On: 8/11/2019
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I am coming to Canada on a Work Permit along with my wife and my son.

My wife has a visitor's visa whereas my son has got Student Visa. My son is 4 years old and should be eligible to go to pre-school.

I just wanted to confirm following things

  • I understand that schools in Canada begin from the month of September. However we would be shifting in the month of October. Will there be any issue in getting admission in the middle of the year?


  • What are fees for the pre-schools in Canada for the students coming along with parents with Work Permit and are not residents?
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Posted On: 8/31/2019
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Hello,

Thanks for sharing your question with us. It is great that you are looking into this type of information before your arrival.

According to one of our Education Experts, it is possible to start school in the middle of the school year or semester.

Students can start school at any time but starting in the middle of the school year or semester might make it difficult to get credits for the courses he or she is studying. In terms of credits, they generally apply more to higher grades like middle or high school grades.

Again, it is possible to start school in the middle of the school year or semester.

Since your children are in elementary school, in terms of extra work or homework, it may be something that you may want to discuss with your children's teachers once they are enrolled and begin attending school. It may help to have a discussion with them to find out if and what is needed for your children to catch up.

You can find some additional information regarding enrolling children in school here:

How do I enrol my child in school?

Regarding the fees, you will have to contact the schools directly for some information specific to 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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Posted On: 19 days ago
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I am coming to Canada a study English and after studying English I enter to study a diploma. I coming along with my wife and my children. My daughter is in secondary and my boy is 4 years. I would like to know if they can attend a public school.
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Posted On: 13 days ago
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jamartinezr wrote:
I am coming to Canada a study English and after studying English I enter to study a diploma. I coming along with my wife and my children. My daughter is in secondary and my boy is 4 years. I would like to know if they can attend a public school.



Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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.

Since your youngest 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 and The Newcomer's Guide to Secondary School in Ontario useful.

If you would like more information about ESL (English as a Second Language) for Adults, you can find it here.

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

https://discuss.settlement.org/default.aspx

We hope this information is helpful.

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Posted On: 3 days ago
Hi,

I and my family will be immigrating to Canada by March and we are planning to settle in Oshawa. My son will be 5 years old by the time we arrive, I want to find out if it would be possible for him to join the Kindergarten once we arrive or if he has to wait to join the September in take.if he has to wait till September, what options do i have for childcare?
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Posted On: 3 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation on our forum.

In regards to your question, you may find useful information in:

How do I enrol my child in school?

https://settlement.org/ontario/education/elementary-and-secondary-school/enrol-your-child-in-school/how-do-i-enrol-my-child-in-school/

What Kinds of Child Care are Available in Ontario?

https://settlement.org/ontario/daily-life/families-children/child-care/what-kinds-of-child-care-are-available-in-ontario/

We hope you find this information useful.

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Hi,

I and my family will be immigrating to Canada by March and we are planning to settle in Oshawa. My son will be 5 years old by the time we arrive, I want to find out if it would be possible for him to join the Kindergarten once we arrive or if he has to wait to join the September in take.if he has to wait till September, what options do i have for childcare?
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