Application Information

We are now accepting applications for the September 2017 intake. While we will gladly accept applications until early July 2017, we encourage people to submit their application by March 31st. Spaces in all courses are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Important Information for Secondary School Applicants

 

International students who plan to earn the Ontario high school diploma and then attend a Canadian college or university should note that it normally takes at least two full academic years to gain the competency in English to meet Canadian college and university entrance requirements.

 

 

Application Process

1. Submit the five Application Package documents to international@limestone.on.ca .

 

2. Each applicant will be asked to schedule an interview with a program staff member by phone, Skype, WeChat, or WhatsApp. This short, casual conversation will help Limestone assess the student's English level. It is also an opportunity for the student, and his or her parents, to learn more about Limestone schools, and life in Kingston Ontario.

 

3. Applicants who are accepted to Limestone will then be required to pay a minimum of the first semester's tuition fee plus ancilliary fees.

 

4. After receiving the initial fees, Limestone will issue the official Letter of Acceptance. Students require this official letter when applying for a Canadian study permit. After issuing the LOA, we then search for a homestay, register the student in one of our schools, and, for secondary school applicants, build the course timetable.

Application Package

To apply to Limestone, complete the following forms and submit them to us by email.

4. Electronic copy of high school academic records (Grade 9/age 14 to present).

5. Electronic scan of passport.

Canadian Study Permit

All students who intend to study in Canada for more than six months must apply for a Canadian study permit in their home country before coming to Canada. The processing time can take anywhere from a couple weeks to many months, depending on your home country. Please read this information from the Government of Canada.

 

Custodianship

International students under the age of 18 who live and study in Canada without a parent must declare a legal custodian who lives in Ontario (and in some cases, lives close to Kingston). A custodian is a Canadian citizen, or permanent resident of Canada, who takes legal responsibility of minor children. Applicants may declare a family member or friend as a legal custodian.

 

Limestone District School Board provides legal custodianship to international students who do not have such a person in Canada.

 

Health Insurance

All international students who stay in a Limestone homestay must purchase health insurance through the International Education Office. Insurance forms, and instructions on what to do if a student needs medical care in Canada, are issued to all international students upon their arrival in Kingston. International Education Office staff work closely with students and their homestay families in the event that a student needs medical attention and submits an insurance claim.

 

 


International Education Office
Limestone District School Board
164 Van Order Drive, 1st Floor
Kingston, Ontario

K7M 1C1

 

(phone) 613-544-7745
(fax) 613-544-8997

(e) international@limestone.on.ca

 

Limestone District School Board is located in Kingston, Ontario, a small city of 120,000 people located at the eastern mouth of Lake Ontario. Kingston is rich in history, quality of life, and post-secondary education opportunities. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than any other Canadian city, Kingston is Canada's education capital.

 

Limestone District School Board is the gateway to many outstanding educational opportunities that await international students in Kingston. Your future here is bright!

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