October 7, 2016

Public Schools

Study in Canadian  Public and Private School

Did you know that foreign children under the age of 18 can study in Canadian Schools?

Your children from Kindergarten (for children aged 4 and 5), Grades 1 to Grade 8 and High School (programs for public schools in CanadaGrades 9 to Grade 12) can attend public as well as private schools in Canada under the international student program.

Why Study In Canada?

  • Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Canadians enjoy a standard of living among the highest in the world. Almost 70 per cent of Canadians own their own homes, with a higher percentage owning durable goods, such as automobiles, refrigerators, washing machines, television, telephones and radios. Canada also has an extensive health care system and social security network.
  • Canada has traditionally been a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging multicultural diversity. In this vibrant setting, different perspectives are respected and learning together is encouraged. Almost all of the world’s ethnic groups are represented in Canada.
  • Canada is considered to be a peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be 4 years and older
  • Have strong financial support
  • Have a custodian in Canada

Note: High school students can benefit from “Home Stay” program which allows them to live with a Canadian family while attending school.

How to Apply?

  • All you need to do is to hire a professional immigration expert to pave the path for your children’s future in Canada.

 Homestay and Custodianship Fees

​Service ​​Fee
*  ​Homestay ​Homestay​ ​$11,000 (school year, 2 semesters)
*  Homestay ​$11,550 (school year, 2 semesters + 2-weeks during orientation program)
​** Custodianship ​$ 1,500 (school year, 2 semesters)
​*** Application Fee ​​$ 300

*A request to withdraw from the YRDSB Homestay Program must be made in writing by the student’s parents and approved by the Principal. If approved the student is immediately no longer eligible to reside with the Homestay Family and the Board relinquishes any and all obligations and responsibilities for the student. The Homestay Placement Fee will not be refunded. A financial penalty equal to five months of the Homestay Fee will apply. A refund of the Homestay Fee must be requested in writing by completing a Refund Request Form and submitting it to the Principal.

**Non-refundable, except when the visa is denied.​*Non-refundable, except when the visa is denied.
*** Non-refundable

Home Stay Services

Accommodations for visiting students will be arranged in safe and secure family homes, within close proximity to your child’s schools and public transportation.



  • Security-checked families
  • Host family e-profiles
  • Maximum two students per home
  • Three meals per day
  • Quality assurance and 24-hour emergency services
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Close proximity to schools
  • Warm, caring English-speaking families

Selection Process

  • Family members: All homestay families undergo a detailed interview in their homes designed to evaluate their suitability for hosting international students.
  • Home environment: General living spaces including bedroom, bathroom, and laundry facilities are inspected and photographed.
  • Police screening: All homestay family members 18 years and older undergo a police check by the York Regional Police to ensure they have no criminal record of any type.

Matching Students with Families

International students and hosts are matched according to their interests, background, lifestyle, personal needs and preferences.


Routine monitoring of the student and host family ensures that they are adapting well. Regular visits are conducted and the Homestay Representative is available seven days per week, 24 hours per day for consultation if required by the student or their family. A toll-free, 24-hour emergency telephone number is provided to both the student and their family.​​​​​​​​​​​


1. Can I choose any school in Canada for my child?

Please note that the school will be only chosen based on the custodian’s address in Canada

2. Can I accompany  my child while traveling to Canada and stay with him/her?

Yes. Our tam of immigration professionals can assist you to obtain a Canadian visitor visa while your child has a student visa

3. Is English knowledge a requirement for my child?

No. Canadian schools offer English as a Second Language program known as “ESL” designed for international students with no or little knowledge of English

4. What are the tuition fees for Canadian Public Schools?

  • For Elementary Schools (JK-8) 12,500.00 CAD per year (6,250.00 per semester)
  • For Secondary Schools (grades 9-12) 14,000.00 CAD per year (7,000.00 per semester) 
  • Application fee of 200.00 CAD

5. Who can my child’s custodian?

Anyone who is currently living in Canada and is a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen can sign the custodianship form