Admission Requirements

Admission requirements


May 31, for the first semester
Novembre 30, for the second semester

Note: in some countries, obtaining a study permit for Canada may take some time (up to a few months). It is therefore recommended to begin the process as early as possible.


  • Students need to have an approximate average of 70% during the last two school years (please provide a copy of your report cards)
  • Students need to provide a letter of recommendation from either a teacher or a school principal

French level

Since classes are taught in French in CEPEO schools, the recommended French level for international students whose mother tongue is not French is B-1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Details can be found in this grid (in French)

For grades 7 to 10, an A-2 level is required.

During the application process, CEPEO reserves the right to carry out oral and written tests to assess the candidates’ competencies in French.


Students will also have to take English classes during their schooling. This implies being able to read, write and communicate in that language.

  • In my home country, everything is small and compact, and here it is huge. There are big sports clubs, people have t-shirts with the name of their school and teachers are very nice. If you have a problem, you can go see them.

    Adèle, Grade 12 student
  • The cultural diversity that I found here is great! I did not know that Canada had plenty of people from everywhere, and the Canadian community is different than my country’s. It is very different. I love it!

    Kenzo, Grade 12 student
  • Ottawa is a very safe city. I can take the bus and go where I want without any problem.

    Belinda, Grade 11 student
  • I think I am going to have fun here; I am going to adapt and have a good education.

    Mac Fred, Grade 11 student
  • Choose this program to learn new things, new cultures; to meet a lot of people from all over the world, it's great!

    Adèle, Grade 12 student

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