Personal Documents

It is recommended that you provide as many of the below listed documents as possible before your arrival in Canada. These documents must be provided before you are able to start school:

  • Valid Study Permit
  • Verification of age (Birth Certificate/Passport)
  • Most recent school report card translated into English and Notarized
  • Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (elementary only)

Immunization Documents Information
There is a  law in Ontario that says children that go to school must show proof of the vaccines their they have received to the local public health department or their child may not attend school. Required vaccines are as follows:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio
  • Meningococcal disease and Varicella (if born in 2010 or later)

Students attending school in our Board must provide their Immunization Record with proof of the vaccines they have received.

The most efficient way to provide your Immunization Record for school in Canada, is to use the Canada Immunization Record Form. Parents/Custodians are required to submit a copy of the completed and signed form to the Region of Halton (make sure the student’s name is clearly stated on the form, and include the school they will be attending):

Mail or drop-off the Immunization Record to:

Vaccination Services

Halton Region Public Health

1151 Bronte Road

Oakville, ON

L6M 3L1

ISP Department staff will no longer collect and submit immunization records to the Halton Region Public Health Department.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Failure to do this may result in a student being suspended from school.

School Supplies

Depending on the courses you choose, this list may be different.

  • Textbooks are provided
  • Computer or laptop
  • Stationary: 3-ring binders, folders, lined paper
  • Writing Utensils: Pencils, pens, highlighters, correction tape
  • Math Kits: Scientific calculator, protractor, ruler

Seasonal Clothing

If you are well-prepared, winter can be fun! The snow and ice make Ontario beautiful and you will find a variety of winter sports to enjoy. Get outside and enjoy the weather!

  • Coat (Should be thick, heavy and water-resistant for maximum warmth.)
  • Hat (Winter hats, or toques, are often seen as an unofficial Canadian symbol.)
  • Gloves (Keeps your fingers warm!)
  • Scarf (Keeps your neck warm!)
  • Boots (Should be insulated and water-resistant.)
  • Snow Pants (Keeps your legs warm during winter activities like snowboarding.)


  • Cell Phone and phone plan (Make sure your cell phone will work in Canada)
  • Canadian Bank Account
  • Umbrella (For protection from the rain)
  • Gym Shoes