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New Students: Arrival Checklist

International Students who are starting September 2017, can best prepare for their arrival by completing this Arrival checklist.


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)
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Halton address where the student will be living
  • Notarized custodianship documents
  • Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (elementary only)


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

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


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. Go outside and enjoy the winter!

  • 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 + Phone Plan (Make sure your cell phone will work in Canada.)
  • Canadian Bank Account (Make sure your bank account will work in Canada.)
  • Umbrella (For protection from the rain.)
  • Gym Shoes
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