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tasmiya
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Posted On: 8/22/2022
tasmiya
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Hi,

My husband is an International Student and my son is 14 years, eligible for high school. We registered Vincent Massey as per our home school and schoolboard divert us New Comer Centre. But, now newcomer Centre ask my son study permit for assessment test!! They said, without study permit they can not asses the child and also school want us to have asses from newcomer Centre Now, my question, is it possible for my child to admit high school without assessment? My husband have study permit till September 2023 and my child have TRV till spetember 2023!!
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Posted On: 8/25/2022
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Hi there,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us, we found a thread with helpful information from someone in a similar situation, can my children be denied entry to school? Here is an excerpt:
Thank you for sharing your question with us. We can empathize that the enrollment process isn't as straightforward as it could be.

Regarding your question you can find the information in our Settlement.Org article How do I enrol my child in school?

You may find this excerpt particularly helpful:
It is important to know that all children aged 6-18 can and must 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: "A person who is otherwise entitled to be admitted to a school and who is less than eighteen years of age shall not be refused admission because the person or the person’s parent or guardian is unlawfully in Canada."


The only documents required for enrolment are

  • Proof of your child’s age - You can use their birth certificate, passport or other travel or identity documents
  • Proof of address - If you don’t have an Ontario Photo ID card or Ontario Driver’s License you can provide a bank statement, utility bill, or lease that shows your name and address
  • Proof of guardianship - Only needed if you are not the child’s parent
  • Immunization Records - You can get a printout from their health care provider


Should the administration deny enrollment you can ask to speak with the principal. If you are still being refused you can escalate your concerns starting with your School Board Trustee.




We hope this information is helpful, please let us know if you have any follow up questions.


Sincerely,


Your Settlement.Org team
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Sheena.jocame
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Posted On: 29 days ago
Sheena.jocame
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I have a question what Grade level my child will enroll here in canada she is 13 years old and currently in Grade 7 in Philippine school? And how can I get “letter of acceptance “ from school as one of the requirements in immigration as a proof that there is a school who will accomodate her when she arrives.?
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Posted On: 11 days ago
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Hello There,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You may find some helpful information regarding what you'll need to enrol your child in school here: How do I enrol my child in school? and Which grade will my child enter when we move to Ontario? Some documents, if not provided in either of Canada's official languages (English or French) will need to be translated to ensure that administration can understand and process them.

School administration offices are typically open all year, Ontario has 4 free public schooling systems, and attendance in public school will be determined by home address. Once you determine the school district you will live in, it is best that you call the administration office for information about their registration process and the documentation required.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to post them here.

Sincerely,

Your Settlement.Org Team
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