Thank you for your interest in the Halton District School Board
We will not be accepting applications for second semester (February intake) 2019/2020.
We will begin accepting applications for 2020/2021 in early November. Students born in 2003 must submit an IELTS result of at least 5.5 with their application. A list of schools accepting international students will be posted on this page in mid October. Halton District School Board has partnered with the Canada Homestay Network to manage homestays for international students. All new students are expected to use Canada Homestay Network for their custodian and homestay services. Please refer to our Homestay resources page for more information.
Halton is centrally located between Toronto and Niagara Falls and our communities are consistently ranked as some of the best places in Canada to live and work. Our region is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada because of our perfect balance of big city amenities and small town charm. We are proud to say that all our communities are safe and diverse.
Halton offers first class education that supports all students regardless of where they come from, what languages they speak, and what career path they want to follow. Our teachers work hard to customize lessons and course content to match individual student’s learning styles and previous learning. There is a wide variety of course types and levels that help students move towards their goals for post-secondary education and future careers. All our teachers are certified and must follow the high standards set by the Ontario government.
We know school is more than academics. We encourage all students to join a team or club to get involved with the school community. We are proud of the wide range of activities that our schools offer: from music to sports, from theater to robotics, from social justice to visual arts.
We are excited that you are learning about Halton. We know that all our students and teachers in all our schools are enriched by international students. We value your points of view and cultural perspectives and we hope you share them with us to help us grow as well.
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Please contact us if you have any question about becoming an international student in Halton.
Halton District School Board
International Students Program
HDSB Welcome Centre
215 Ontario Street South
Tel: 905-335-3665, ext 3435
Toll free: 1-877-618-3456