Message for International Students Joining TDSB for Feb 2021 Semester
Toronto District School Board staff are working diligently to ensure programs continue to meet our high standards of academic rigour and learner experience. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, TDSB takes guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health regarding measures that are needed for school operations and programs.
The Government of Canada requires that effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada.
A 14-day quarantine is mandatory for both new and returning students upon arrival. We encourage all students and family to read the TDSB International Students Pre-Departure, Arrival and Support Plan carefully and follow the steps.
Students are also required to complete TDSB International Student Travel and Arrival Protocol Form and TDSB Support for Travelers Self-Isolation Plan and send these completed documents to StudyToronto@tdsb.on.ca (at least) two weeks before arrival in Toronto.
For new students accepted to the Feb 2021 intake, we hope the options below can guide your planning:
Option 1: If the IRCC travel restrictions are lifted, students with valid study permits can travel to Toronto to start classes at TDSB schools. TDSB Virtual School enrollment will NOT be available for students registering for February 2021.
Option 2: Students can defer registration to September 2021 without any financial penalties. Deferral requests should be sent to our office by January 15, 2021.
Option 3: Students may apply for a full tuition fee refund up to January 15, 2021. There shall be no financial penalties on the tuition paid. An administration fee of $500 shall be deducted if the refund request is received after this date.
Please download Deferral or Refund Request Form at https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/International-Programs/International-Students/Resources and email the completed form to StudyToronto@tdsb.on.ca.
Please follow this link for information on reporting: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/International-Programs/International-Students/Arrival-Summer-School
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Toronto is a safe and vibrant city to live and study. Every year the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) welcomes students from around the world to experience our leading educational programs from kindergarten to grade twelve. Our self-funded TDSB students come from over sixty different countries, bringing rich cultural practices, languages and traditions to our schools - internationalization of the TDSB schools.