International Students

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has been serving students in the capital region of Canada for over one hundred years. We provide international students with the opportunity to choose an educational path that best suits their interests and goals. Students can choose to come to Ottawa to graduate from high school or for a shorter period of study to improve their English and cultural competency.

OCENET/GLEBE International Student Rules
- International students are expected to follow the same rules as Canadian students set out in the Student Handbook.
- International students must bring a written note from their host family or custodian each time they are absent. They are not exempt from this rule even if they are over 18. International students are subject to Ottawa International Student Program (OISP) rules.
- Extended absences (5 days+) must be approved by the principal. The parent/custodian must write a note to explain the reason for the absence and give it to the main office.
- Frequent absenteeism will be reported to the guardian and the OISP office as well as the student`s parents via email.
- International students must take a FULL timetable and must strive to maintain a minimum C+ average.
- International students should make sure that travel arrangements do not interfere with the school calendar year.

For more information, please visit OCDSB International Education Programs and apply online if you qualify.

If your status in Canada is any of the following: Refugee, Diplomat/Minister’s Permit, Study Permit/Visitor Record, or Other, please call 613-596-8731 to make an appointment to register.

If you are coming from a non-english speaking country or from a French language board in Quebec, please call the Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment for an assessment.

If you are already an international student and in need letters of enrollment, or have questions regarding on extending your stay, please email the Ottawa International Student Program OCDSB.

Canada Homestay Network
Since 1995, the Canada Homestay Network, a family-run, non-profit society, has helped tens of thousands of students find a home away from home in Canada.
Please contact Glebe CI's Relationship Manager: Yukiko Iwasaki
Ph. 613 686 6764 x 2275
[email protected]

International Friendship Club
  This club welcomes members every Monday at lunchtime in the ESL in Room 227. New students can find company, conversation or private time during the lunch hour. The club also organizes activities throughout the year such as: International food sales, Multi-Cultural Show, excursions etc.

Sure, you can eat your lunch in the cafeteria or at your locker but would it not be fun to make a new friend from another country? Come and join us!!


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