Welcome to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board International Student Program.
To facilitate your application process, please take note of the following:
Please ensure that your application is duly completed and signed. Incomplete applications (missing information, signatures or required documents) will not be processed until they are complete. (Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing).
When applying for a CAQ, make sure to select “Vocational training Program / Diplôme d’études professionnelles” under the Program or level of studies / Programme ou niveau d’études field.
• Note: If you already have a CAQ with a different level of studies, please request a change as soon as possible.
When applying for a Study Permit, make sure to indicate, “Designated learning institution in the province of Quebec” under the Institution Name / Nom de l’institution field.
Our end dates for vocational programs are tentative and could vary.
It is strongly recommended to submit applications at least 3-4 months prior to the start date of the program.
It is strongly recommended to arrive in Canada 1-2 weeks prior to the beginning of the program in order to finalize the registration process in a timely manner. Students must come in person with all their original documents and the payment of at least the first installment to finalize registration.
It is mandatory to maintain regular and consistent attendance in all programs. The maximum extension we could make for students who are late, will be 1-2 days. If the student’s arrival is scheduled for a date beyond this exception, he/she will be deferred to the next intake.
Some programs require functional French speaking skills (specifically those where the students interact with patients or clients such as Homecare Assistance and Nursing).
Health insurance is a legal requirement for any international student studying in the province of Quebec. The ISP, through their designated insurance provider (INGLE international) will provide this service. Our insurance has a very competitive rate and excellent coverage. The cost of the insurance will be added to the student’s tuition fee statement.
A program will run only if the minimum amount of participants required (20 students) is met.
Thank you for choosing the International Student Program of Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. If you have any questions, please contact us at .
SWLSB Vocational training application package
Attendance policy, medical insurance, and refund policy contract signed by the student
1 copy of the student’s valid passport (main page with the picture and signature on it)
1 copy of the student’s birth certificate indicating the parents’ names and place of birth (if the original document is not in English, a notarized translation must be attached)
Copies of the student’s transcripts/diplomas obtained in the country of origin (if the original documents are not in English, a notarized translation must be attached)
The International Student Program office and the Vocational Training Center will determine if the documents submitted are recognized for equivalency and admission purposes. Students who meet the criteria will be exempted from providing a comparative evaluation.
1 copy of the CAQ, Study Permit, and COOP/Work Permit (upon reception)
English language proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS)
TOEFL paper based minimum score: 547
Cambridge minimum score: 169
TOEFL CBT minimum score: 210
TOEFL IBT minimum score: 78
IELTS minimum score: 6
We are also accepting English language proficiency score’s online Duolingo/IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge
DUOLINGO minimum score: 95
CELPIP/CLB minimum score: 7
CAEL minimum score: 50
Upon confirmation of eligibility, an invoice will be issued and the application fee and tuition fee deposit of $1,100 CAD will be due in order to move forward to receiving a Letter of Acceptance.
Please be sure to send the above checklist to our email address:
1. Copy-paste the following link on your browser http://swlauriersb.flywire.com/ or click on the following link:
2. Select your country of origin and indicate the amount to be paid in Canadian dollars.
3. Select your preferred payment method.
4. Enter your information including your full name, email, address and telephone.
5. Please indicate your program of choice and enter your CUSTOMER # and INVOICE # which you will find on your invoice.
6. Process your transaction and print your receipt for your records.
7. Please use the Flywire receipt to submit along with your applications for the CAQ and the Study Permit.
8. Send the proof of payment to .
Should you require any assistance throughout this payment process, please use the 24/7 online chat support available on the bottom right corner of the Flywire website or contact the international customer support team at Flywire at +1 800 346 9252 (more international contact methods available at flywire.com/contact).