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Welcome to Coquitlam School District - International Education
We are currently taking registration for 2017 -2018 and 2018 - 2019 school year!
The Coquitlam School District’s International Education Program provides an opportunity for students outside of Canada to enter our school district where they can learn English while pursuing academic and career programs. Students worldwide receive valuable learning experiences by studying abroad, not only through improving their English language skills, but also by making lifelong international friends and absorbing the Canadian culture, all in beautiful British Columbia.
The Coquitlam International program fosters the building of friendships between Canadian and international students and their families through the sharing of experiences and backgrounds. It further enhances school environments by exploring cultural diversity and broadening global understanding.
RCMP create task force in response to virtual kidnap incidents
A joint task force has been created to address and coordinate information about an ongoing fraudulent scheme targeting Chinese foreign nationals in the Lower Mainland.
In July 2017, a telecommunication fraud trend targeting Chinese foreign nationals emerged in the Lower Mainland. Numerous incidents were reported to police where intended victims reported being contacted by suspects claiming to be Chinese government officials. Victims were informed that they were implicated in crimes in China.
The suspects then coerced the victims into a series of actions, warning if they didn’t cooperate, their families in China would be harmed. Simultaneously, their families in China were contacted by the suspects who convinced them that their family members were being held against their will, which led to a demand for money.
In each case, the suspects falsely claimed to be Chinese government officials.In response to these incidents, the Lower Mainland District RCMP and E Division Major Crime have created a task force to examine the issue of virtual kidnap that appear to be targeting Chinese foreign nationals in the Lower Mainland.
The task force’s mandate is to coordinate investigative information from various police agencies to further all investigations into the ongoing series of offences.
RCMP warns of ‘virtual kidnapping’ scheme
The Lower Mainland RCMP is warning the public about a cyber extortion scheme that tricks victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped.
While similar schemes are being reported worldwide, the six Lower Mainland incidents appear to be targeted at female Chinese nationals attending schools in the greater Vancouver area.
The RCMP is working with other police agencies on this investigation as well as the RCMP Liaison Officer in China to further investigative efforts in that country. Additionally, the RCMP is in contact with the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and the schools which the students are attending.
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Some individuals are reporting that School District 43 e-mails have not reached their mailboxes. This problem is often due to spam and junk mail filters accidentally identifying email from @sd43.bc.ca addresses as spam. To ensure you are able to receive emails from us, please add sd43.bc.ca to your safe list, and/or contacts. If you are expecting an e-mail from our district that you have not received, please check your spam/junk mail to ensure it was not blocked.
2017 Student Activities
Have you ever wanted to try skiing at the famous Whistler Ski Resort? Or see an NHL hockey game? Or hike the Rocky Mountains? Check out the some of the great activities available to Coquitlam students for this semester!
Ask the International Coordinator at your school for more information.
Why Study in Coquitlam?
Consistently rated by British Columbia Ministry of Education as one of the best districts in the province
New "state-of-the-art" schools with the latest equipment and technology
Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Fraser River in scenic natural surroundings - close to Vancouver and Whistler
Tradition of over 56 years of academic excellence and scholarships
Most successful International Education Program in Canada
Long-Term and Short-Term Programs
Many programs are available for International Students throughout the school year. Full year programs for 10 months with students integrated into regular Canadian …more information
Our Coquitlam Schools
Coquitlam School District is the third largest of the 60 B.C. districts, and we are the largest employer in the municipalities we serve. We have over 4,000 full-time and part-time employees …more information
Patricia Gartland, Coquitlam School District Assistant Superintendent/Director of International Education, received the prestigious 2012 BBCIE International Education Distinguished Leadership Award.