1. START THE EASY ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS

Applying On-Line is Easy
This online application will take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete and is expected to be completed by the agent or parent of students interested in attending the Mission Public Schools – International Student Program. You will be able to save your progress and return to the application later, as long as you complete the application within 14 days of starting it.

Before you begin
Please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents, see Required Documents section below for forms that are to be completed as part of the application process. You will also need the applicant’s complete information and at least one parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addresses, etc.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Required Documents

In order to submit an application, the documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within fourteen (14) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.

  1. Transcripts or report cards. You must have a record of grades for the last two years, translated into English, they must be in PDF or JPEG files only, and less than 5MB in size. You will only be able to upload one document, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document.
  2. Immunization records. Please scan all immunization records relevant to the students medical history. If this record is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  3. Passport photo page. Please scan the passport photo page of the applicant’s passport, if they have a passport already. This allows us to double-check the applicant’s information to ensure that all correspondence is correct.
  4. Legal Participation Agreement. The parent(s) and the applicant must sign our agreement. Before starting the application process, please download the Legal Participation Agreement – have it signed in ink, and scanned as a PDF or JPEG file only.
  5. Course Request Form. Please download the Course Request Form Gr 10-12 OR Course Request Form Gr 7-9, select courses, scan as a PDF or JPEG and upload in the appropriate section of the application.  The PDF forms are in a Fillable Format and can be downloaded and saved once filled out.

Files to download:
Legal Participation Agreement
Course Request Form Gr 10-12
Course Request Form Gr 7-9

RECOMMENDED DOCUMENTS

Recommended documents

We recommend that you collect the following documents prior to applying. These documents assist us in making an admission decision should we require additional information. Each item must be submitted as a single document in PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each.

  1. English Language Exam. For students applying to the high school graduation program, IELTS equivalent of 4.0 required for students applying to Grade 10; IELTS equivalent of 4.5 or better required for enrolment in Grade 11 credit courses.
  2. Custodian Document. If the applicant will not be part of our homestay program, or if they choose not to use our custodianship service, they must assign a custodian. This custodian must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, over 25 years old, and must live full time in the Mission-Vancouver Lower Mainland area.
  3. Letter of Reference. Please have a teacher, school counselor, or Headmaster/Principal write a letter of recommendation for the applicant. This letter should be on school letterhead and identify the student and their strong points. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  4. Student’s letter of introduction. This letter is written by the student explaining their desire to come to Canada and study in Mission Public School District. It should outline their past studies, their interests and hobbies, and their future goals. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  5. Photo albums. Some students compile a photo album for our homestay placement process. Please scan the entire album as one document.
  6. Other documents. If you have another document pertinent to admission, such as a student interview form, please submit it as a single document.

2. Conditional Offer of Acceptance

  • We will acknowledge receipt of your application.
  • A “Conditional Offer of Acceptance” will be sent to you by e-mail.
  • Mission School District provides Custodianship for all our international students. The 2 part Custodianship Declaration (CD) will also be sent to you by email.
  • Please confirm that all information is correct on these documents.

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3. Pay the Fees

  • Please pay the TOTAL FEES on the invoice provided with the Conditional Offer of Acceptance, immediately.
  • We will then issue the official Letter of Acceptance (LoA) and hold your spot at school.
  • Payment and bank information are indicated on the Conditional Offer of Acceptance.
  • Payment and bank information are provided on the invoice. Please e-mail a copy of the wire transfer confirmation to our office after the payment has been made.

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TUITION FEES

This experience is a big investment, and we recognise the significant contribution to your child’s education. We are here to ensure your child has an incredibly enriching experience during their stay.

Program Costs

The following list is 2020-2021 Fees for 10 months, which is equivalent to a full year and 5 months, which is equivalent to 1 Semester. For early arrivals or late departures, there may be an additional fee of $30/night for stays beyond the recommended arrival and departure dates.

10 Month Fees

2020-2021:  10 Month Fees

  • Application Fee: $250  (Non-Refundable)
  • Tuition Fee and Medical Fee: $14,000
  • Homestay Administration Fee: $250 (Non-Refundable)
  • Activity Fee: $250 (High School & Middle School students)
  • Custodianship/Legal Fees: $100
  • Airport Transfer: $150
  • Homestay Fee: $9,000 ($900/Month)
  • Bank Fee: $20

Total: $24,020.00

Other Fees:

  • Orientation Week (August arrivals only): $400
  • Summer Homestay (July or August): $1000 each month
  • Early arrivals or late departures:  $30 per night
  • Summer or Returning Students Medical: $100 each month

*Prices are subject to change without notice

5 Month Fees - One Semester

2020-2021: 5 Month Fees – One Semester

  • Application Fee: $250  (Non-Refundable)
  • Tuition Fee and Medical Fee: $7,500
  • Homestay Administration Fee: $250 (Non-Refundable)
  • Activity Fee: $250 (High School & Middle School students)
  • Custodianship/Legal Fees: $100
  • Airport Transfer: $150
  • Homestay Fee: $4,500 ($900/Month)
  • Bank Fee: $20

Total: $13,020.00

Other Fees:

  • Orientation Week (August arrivals only): $400
  • Summer Homestay (July or August): $1000 each month
  • Early arrivals or late departures:  $30 per night
  • Summer or Returning Students Medical: $100 each month

*Prices are subject to change without notice

Refund Policy

International Education Program Refund Policy 

  • Application fee is non-refundable;
  • Homestay Administration fee is non-refundable;
  • Full refund fee, less the application fee and administration fee, if the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not authorize the student to attend school in Canada. All requests must include the formal Letter of Refusal from Canadian Immigration and the Letter of Acceptance issued by the International Education Program;
  • Two-thirds (2/3) of the tuition fee, less the application fee and administration fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws prior to commencement of program;
  • One half (1/2) of the tuition fee, less the application fee and administration fee, will be refunded if the student withdraws within 30 calendar days of commencing the program; and
  • No tuition refund will be granted, for any reason, if the student withdraws after 30 calendar days of commencing the program;
    1. If a student indicates they will be returning to the School District’s International Education Program for a second or subsequent year and withdraws prior to commencing the second or subsequent year, the following will apply:
    2. 50% of the annual tuition fee will be refunded, less an administration fee, if they withdraw from the program prior to June 30 of the year in which the second or subsequent year of studies is to commence; and
  • No refund will be provided for any withdrawal after June 30 of the year in which the second or subsequent year of studies is to commence.
  • No refund will be provided if a student is dismissed or asked to withdraw from the program due to violation of school, district rules or any clauses in this Agreement and will be sent home at their parent’s expense.
  • In certain circumstances a fee-paying international student may become eligible to become a non-fee paying student upon their parent or guardian acquires a study or work permit and is in Mission, British Columbia for a settled purpose. A student may only change their status from fee-paying to non-fee paying before September 30 of the applicable school year. No refund of tuition will be provided to any student whose status changes after September 30th of the applicable school year. All other refund policies apply regarding change of status dates.
  • Students will not receive a refund as a result from the Mission Public School Board being unable to provide education services due to labour disputes or other causes beyond its control.  The Board of Education for Mission Public Schools shall not be liable for the losses or expenses you may incur, as a result, of the Board being unable to provide education owing to labour disputes or other causes beyond its control.

**Temporary Policy Clause due to the Covid-19 pandemic takes effect June 30, 2020 and is in effect until September 30, 2020 – New applications only – Full Refund, less non-refundable fees, if the Canadian Government continues to restrict travel to Canada due to Covid-19 preventing a student from entering Canada.  Students may choose to defer the start of their program to January/February 2021 without additional cost.  Regular Refund policy remains in effect upon the lifting of travel restrictions by the Canadian government, including travel exemptions for international students according to the IRCC regulations.

Please note that students and families are making the choice to travel to Canada to study during a world wide Pandemic.**

*Prices are subject to change without notice

4. Letter of Acceptance

  • When we receive payment in full we will issue an official “Letter of Acceptance” (LoA) and provide the Notarized Custodianship Declaration (CD).
  • The LoA and Notarized CD are required for Study Permit and Visa applications.
  • A student information package will be emailed to you with the LoA and CD. These PDF copies of the LoA and CD are accepted by Canadian Immigration. We do not courier the Original documents, unless specifically requested.
  • The student information package will contain information students need to know before and after arrival.

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5. Pre-arrival Learning

  • We will enroll you in our “Pre-Arrival Learning” program.
  • You will complete an on-line English assessment and can begin your English lessons and Student Orientation before you leave home.

Pre-arrival Learning
IELTS
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6. Apply For Your Study Permit

After receiving your acceptance documents, you or your representative must apply for a permit to study in Canada, which can be done at your local Canadian Embassy.

Learn more about applying for a Canadian study permit.

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