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AP 309 - Admission of Students Who Are Not Born in Canada

Background

All students who are not Canadian citizens will be required to provide citizenship or residency documentation before they can be registered in a school in Horizon School Division.  

The following are Horizon School Division’s guidelines for admission of students who are not Canadian citizens. A student with Canadian citizenship is either born in Canada and/or holds a Canadian passport and/or holds a valid Canadian Citizenship card or Citizenship Certificate.

Procedures 

1.  Parents/caregivers will contact the school in which they wish to register and provide the school with the necessary documentation as outlined below.

2.  Once the school Principal has received this documentation they will contact the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services to determine if the student will be required to pay tuition, based on the criteria below. 
2.1.  If it is determined that tuition is to be paid, arrangements for payment will be made with the Superintendent of Finance Services/CFO, as per AP 306-Tuition Fees.
2.2.  Permanent Resident:
2.2.1.  If a student is granted Permanent Resident Status from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the student will not be charged tuition fees to attend a school within Horizon School Division;
2.2.2.  Canadian residency requirements must be met or the student will be charged tuition fees; and
2.2.3.  Proper documentation from IRCC for the parents/caregivers and the student will be required.
2.3.  Refugee:
2.3.1.  If a student is granted Refugee Status from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the student will not be charged tuition fees to attend a school within Horizon School Division;
2.3.2.  Canadian residency requirements must be met or the student will be charged tuition fees; and
2.3.3.  Proper documentation from IRCC for the parents/caregivers and the student will be required.
2.4.  Refugee Claimant:
2.4.1.  If a student is granted Refugee Claimant Status from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the student will not be charged tuition fees to attend a school within Horizon School Division;
2.4.2.  Canadian residency requirements must be met or the student will be charged tuition fees; and
2.4.3.  Proper documentation from IRCC for the parents/caregivers and the student will be required.
2.5.  Temporary Resident - Work Permit (Parent):
2.5.1.  If the parent is granted a valid Work Permit by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), IRCC will also determine the status of the student.  If the student is permitted by IRCC to study under the parent’s valid Work Permit, then the student will not be charged tuition fees to attend a school within Horizon School Division;
2.5.2.  Once a parent’s Work Permit has expired, the student must attain a Study Permit from IRCC and will be charged tuition fees by Horizon School Division;
2.5.3.  Canadian residency requirements must be met or the student will be charged tuition fees; and
2.5.4.  Proper documentation from IRCC for the parents and the student will be required.
2.6.  Study Permit (Parent):
2.6.1.  If the parent is granted a valid Study Permit by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to study in a degree or diploma program at a post-secondary level in Saskatchewan, IRCC will also determine the status of the student;
2.6.2.  If the student is permitted by IRCC to study under the parent’s valid Study Permit, then no tuition will be charged.  The student will be required to pay the school fees;
2.6.3.  Parents must be currently studying full-time at a post-secondary institute in Saskatchewan for their child’s tuition fee to be waived;
2.6.4.  Proof of parent’s current school registration at a post-secondary institute in Saskatchewan and a receipt of paid tuition at the post-secondary institute in Saskatchewan must be provided each term or semester;
2.6.5.  Once the parent’s Study Permit has expired or if the parent is no longer studying full-time in a degree or diploma program, the student must attain a Study Permit from IRCC and will be charged tuition by Horizon School Division;
2.6.6.  Tuition fees will not be waived by Horizon School Division if the parents are studying in a language acquisition program; and
2.6.7.  Proper documentation from IRCC for the parents and the student will be required.
2.7.  Visitor’s Record:
2.7.1.  If the biological parent enters Canada on a Visitor’s Record and their child is granted a Visitor Record and/or Visa, the child must apply as an International Student to Horizon School Division. See AP 301 - Foreign Students for further information;
2.7.2.  If the biological parent marries a Canadian Citizen, Temporary Resident, or a Permanent Resident of Canada, tuition fees will be waived if the spouse with Canadian Citizenship, Temporary Resident status or Permanent Resident status has a Court-Ordered document recognized in Canada indicating legal guardianship or adoption of the child; and
2.7.3.  Proper documentation from IRCC for the parents and the student will be required.

 
Reference: Section 142, 171, 173 Education Act, 1995

October 3, 2019