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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements: Academics

Admission to one of the Sooke Schools International Academic Programs is considered once applicants submit a completed application form together with the following documentation:

  • A nonrefundable C$250 application fee
  • Official transcripts from the past two years of schoolwork. (It is generally recommended that students are achieving at least a 75% level in the academic subjects currently being studied in their home country.)

Upon notification of acceptance into the program, students are required to pay the entire amount of tuition in order to reserve their position in the program. Students who fail to pay will lose their position to other students on the waiting list.

Student visas must be obtained by all international students applying to study for a period of more than 5 months. Applications can be made to the Canadian High Commission of the country in which the student resides. Failure to get a student visa will result in a withdrawal of the offer to participate in the program.

All international students must have health insurance to protect them against costs resulting from accidents or illness. Sooke Schools International Program has incorporated the cost of health care into its total fees. All health insurance documentation is completed once the student arrives in Canada.

Immigration Procedures

Once a student has received our formal letter of acceptance, it is their responsibility to obtain a Study Permit from the Canadian Embassy or Canadian Consulate in the country where they reside.

Students must obtain a Study Permit before leaving their country of residence in order to attend school in Canada for a period of longer than five months. The student will need to submit to the Canadian Embassy or the Canadian Consulate in the country of residence

  • an acceptance letter from the Sooke School District
  • an official receipt of payment of tuition fees
  • proof of sufficient funds to maintain the student for one year.
  • medical examination documentation

International students can only attend the school authorized by the school district.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure their Study Permit is current. Students can contact the International Program Office if they require assistance in completing a Canadian Immigration Department application to extend a Study Permit.

To learn more about Citizenship & Immigration Canada procedures for obtaining a Study Permit, please visit their website.