February 2025 Applications
Application Status: OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 15, 2024

How to Apply

Complete an online application. Click here to access the HCDSB application form on our Secure Portal.

Please refer to the following Guides for additional information:

    AgentPortalGuide        FamilyPortalGuide

Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Please review the following before beginning the application process:

1. Grade level requirements and attendance:

  • Recommended Overall Average = 70%
  • No unexplained attendance issues
  • Minimum Grades allowed for consideration:
    • Mathematics = 70%
    • English = 70%
    • First Language = 70%

2. Please have these documents ready to upload:

  1. Official Transcripts provided for all previous years of High School (transcripts from country of origin must be notarized and translated into English).
  2. Official Credit Counselling Summary including Equivalency credits granted (if applying from a school within Canada)
  3. For elementary grade students ONLY, you will be asked to attach a copy of the child’s Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate or you will be asked to complete a non-Catholic Attestation Form that will be reviewed by the Board.

3. Application Fee Payment:

  • The $400.00 application fee (non-refundable) is required to be paid when you are completing the online application.

For International payments: You will be directed to the secure link to Flywire during the application process at: https://mytruenorth.ca/appindex.php?db=haltoncatholic

For payments within Canada use Flywire or Online Banking: Online Banking

Please email isp@hcdsb.org if you have any questions.

Confirmation of Acceptance

Once the application, application fee and required documents are received from the applicant and approved, a Conditional Letter of Approval (CLOA) will be issued to the student.

Tuition Payment

School tuition is required to be paid once the student has been approved.

Once the tuition payment has been received by HCDSB an Official Letter of Approval (OLOA) will be provided to the student.

The Official Letter of Approval (OLOA) will assist the student in applying for a Student Authorization (Study Permit) from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) or the Consulate or Immigration Office in the applicant’s country of residence. The Student Authorization allows the student to study in Canada.

A student will not be registered at their school until the tuition payment is received.

Secondary School Availability – TENTATIVE – for February 2025

School Location Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Assumption Burlington OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Corpus Christi Burlington OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
Notre Dame Burlington OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
St. Ignatius of Loyola Oakville CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
St. Thomas Aquinas Oakville OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN
St. Francis Xavier Milton OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN

Elementary School Availability for 2024-2025 – Contact isp@hcdsb.org

Transportation Eligibility

Once you have a homestay address, you can determine if you are eligible for busing while attending school by following the steps below.

Please note: You are only eligible for busing to your home school as determined by your homestay address.

Step 1. Visit the Halton Student Transportation Services website
Step 2. Click “Transportation Eligibility”
Step 3. Enter your homestay address
Step 4. Select “Halton Catholic District School Board”
Step 5. Select your grade
Step 6. Click “Submit”

Academic Progression Requirement – Secondary

Students will have their academic progress assessed at mid-terms and at the end of each semester.  The Vice Principal ISP will meet with students and their parents/custodian along with an HCDSB settlement worker (interpretation services available) to develop a plan for success and address any academic issues.  Students will be encouraged to meet with their school Guidance Counsellor to seek advice and assistance in reviewing and understanding their academic standing and how to meet their program and graduation requirements.  Students that are struggling with progressing academically or who are unable to meet their responsibilities as outlined in the school Code of Conduct shall be placed under review and may risk demission from the International Student Program on approval from the Superintendent of International Education. 

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is committed to providing the best educational opportunities possible for International Students. In order to facilitate this, International Students, regardless of age, must participate according to the conditions outlined in the “Participation Agreement” that is included in the Application for School Admission.