Arrival Checklist

International Students who are starting school in September 2018, can best prepare for their arrival by completing this Arrival checklist.

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)
  • Student email address in Canada
  • Halton Address where the student will be living
  • Notarized custodianship Agreement (pages 1 & 2)
  • 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)

How to report your Immunization Records

  1. Take a picture of the child’s immunization record (Translated into English and Notarized)
  2. Go to halton.ca/immunize or download the One Halton app
  3. Fill in your details and upload your picture
  4. Click Submit!

Note: There is a new law in Ontario for parents who decide not to give vaccines to their child because of personal choice. The law requires that these parents contact their local health department to submit a special form and attend a workshop on vaccines. If the child is missing vaccines because of medical reasons, you must submit a special form to the local public health department. For more details, please visit halton.ca/immunize

School Supplies

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

  • Textbooks are provided
  • Computer, laptop, tablet, or similar technology 
  • Stationary: 3-ring binders, folders, lined paper
  • Writing Utensils: Pencils, pens, highlighters, correction tape
  • Math Kits: Scientific calculator, protractor, ruler
  • Storage: Back pack, insulated lunch bag, food containers, thermos
  • School Uniform: Including Gym shoes

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.

Miscellaneous

  • Cell Phone and phone plan: Make sure your cell phone will work in Canada.
  • Canadian Bank Account: Make sure your bank account will work in Canada.
  • Ingle Insurance Card: Replacement copies are available by emailing isp@hcdsb.org
  • Umbrella: For protection from the rain