Application Instructions

We no longer have space in our District Homestay Program for September 2024.  We still have space in the following schools: WJ Mouat, Robert Bateman and Yale Secondary 

Students can still find homestay placements with some of the private homestay companies that operate in our region.  

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Before beginning, you may find it useful to view a  copy of the application so that you know what information will be required.  Once you have collected the info you will be required to enter it into the online application...

Click here to start the easy online application process

**Please note that you have 7 days to complete the application from the time you begin.  It is a good idea to make sure that you have all documents ready before beginning**

After you submit all necessary documents, your application will be screened for admittance into the International Program.  

If you are accepted a verification letter will be e-mailed to you or your representative, as well as an invoice for applicable fees.  These fees include:

Program Fees (Tuition, Medical, Textbooks)
Homestay Placement (if using our homestay program)
Monthly Homestay Fees (if requested)
Airport Pick Up Service Fees (if requested)

Once payment is received in full by the date specified on the invoice, you or your representative will receive the following:

Your official letter of acceptance
Notarized custodian document (if requested)
Arrival confirmation form
Orientation information
Pre-departure information
Homestay information package

Applying for Your Study Permit and Final Application Steps

After you’ve been accepted into Abbotsford’s International Program, you must apply for a permit to study in Canada, which can be done at your local Canadian Embassy. Here is a list of Canadian offices around the world to help you find the one closest to you.

Learn more about applying for a Canadian study permit.

Final application steps:

  • Once you receive your study permit and confirmed travel arrangements, email your completed Arrival Confirmation Form to our office at or fax it to (604) 504-7629
  • Review the Homestay Expectations and Guidelines and Pre-Departure Information before you arrive in Abbotsford.

If you have any questions about the application process, please Contact Us.


Payment instructions and information will be included with your invoice