Application Process

Application Process

Application Process

Print and fill in the Registration form (PDF, 254 KB) along with the following documents:

  1. The Credit card authorization form (PDF, 140 KB) (VISA or MASTERCARD) for the Administrative Fee – non-refundable ($300 CAD)
  2. Copy of transcript/report cards for the last 2 years and current school year
  3. Translated and certified copy of last year’s transcript/report card
  4. Attestation or certificate stating French language level obtained
  5. Copy of student’s passport and birth certificate
  6. Student introduction letter
  7. Reference letter from principal (PDF, 192 KB) or a teacher form
  8. Agreement (PDF, 126 KB) between CEPEO-Parents-student form
  9. Parental authorization form (PDF, 101 KB) for promotional purposes
  10. Immunization form (PDF, 28 KB)
  11. Copy of vaccination records

An acknowledgement of receipt, confirming the stage at which the application has reached, is sent within 48 hrs following the date in which we received the required documents.

If the application is complete, a number will be attributed to the file which will then be assigned to an academic evaluator who will transmit his or her recommendations to the Director of the program within 3 business days.

The person who submitted the application will be informed of our decision (see Step 2).

Note: An application cannot be analyzed unless the Application form and the 6 first documents listed above are submitted to the CEPEO along with the $300 CAD for the Administrative Fee – non-refundable.

Send your application to: international@cepeo.on.ca

*Feel free to communicate with a CEPEO representative at the following email: international@cepeo.on.ca in order to obtain more information regarding your application.

Obtaining an initial letter of acceptance from CEPEO

Once Step 1 is completed, the $300 CAD fees are paid and the student’s application has been accepted, their representative will receive a conditional letter of acceptance which will specify the name of the school, the program and the approved grade level, followed by an invoice for school fees and medical insurance.

Before moving on to Step 3 (obtaining a study permit in Canada), the representative must submit all documents related to accommodation with Homestay and legal guardianship to the CEPEO:

  1. Homestay Student Application form (PDF, 379 KB) (If Homestay is acting as the legal guardian, representing the interests of the child in Canada, they will also issue a notarized Custodianship Declaration of their own.)
  2. The student’s representative must submit a notarized Custodianship Declaration from Homestay if the latter is acting as their legal guardian.
  3. Homestay’s Student Participation Agreement form (PDF, 114 KB)
  4. Homestay’s Consent and Release form (PDF, 173 KB)

If the student will be residing with a family member or someone who is designated by the family while living in Canada, their representative will have to submit a notarized Citizenship and Immigration Canada Custodianship Declaration form signed by the parents in the country of origin and by the legal representative they have chosen in Canada.

Obtaining a study permit in Canada

Once a student receives the letter of acceptance from the CEPEO they will need to apply for a study permit for Canada.

The time needed to process a study permit application may vary from one visa office to another and could take several weeks to several months. It is therefore very important to submit the study permit application as soon as possible once the student’s file is complete (registration to the CEPEO, accommodation and legal guardianship).

The CEPEO has no influence whatsoever in regard to neither the study permit application process nor the time it takes to be issued.

Once the permit has been issued, the student’s representative must submit a scanned copy to the CEPEO via email.

Note : A student may not begin classes in their approved program in any school within the CEPEO unless a copy of their study permit has been submitted.

Payment of tuition fees and medical insurance

Payment can be made using one the following methods:

By credit card (VISA or MASTERCARD), by bank draft, by certified cheque from a Canadian banking institution made payable to the CEPEO or by international wire transfer using the information below:

Name of account Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
Name of bank Caisse Centrale Desjardins
Bank’s Address 147 Rideau St, Ottawa (ON), K1N 5X4, Canada
Account number 0829001070801423
Institution ID number (3 numbers) 829
Transit number (5 numbers) 00107
SWIFT Code CCDQCAMM
Account currency CAD

Note : A student may not begin classes in their approved program in any school within the CEPEO unless tuition fees and medical insurance for the relevant semester (and the summer camp, if applicable) have not been paid.

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