My decision to be part of the international program in Coquitlam has been the most transformative and life changing decision that I’ve ever made. My situation is a bit unique in that not only was I ...
When I came to Canada at the age of sixteen I did not speak English very well. Learning a second language was indeed ...
I think Canada is a popular place for exchange students because the education here is one of the best in the world. Also, the weather here is very different from anything in Brazil, which attracts a ...
Coquitlam School District has given me so many unforgettable ...
If you are an international student, I believe you can bring your love and knowledge of your home country and then learn about Canada, and become a global ...
Welcome to Coquitlam School District - International Education
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Coquitlam International Education Program
We are currently taking registration for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 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.
Reduce wait time if Vancouver International Airport is your initial entry to Canada!
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) are collaborating on a voluntary pilot program. The goal of the project is to improve service delivery by facilitating and expediting the issuing of Study Permits for pre-approved permits for new international students arriving in Canada at Vancouver airport. The project is now live and ready for implementation.
Coquitlam School District is a participating institution.
To be eligible, the student must meet the following criteria:
- Initial entry into Canada MUST be at the Vancouver International Airport (they cannot connect to YVR through a domestic flight); and
- The student must be in possession of a Letter of Introduction/pre-approved Study Permit application issued by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC); and
- They must submit the information through the VC Portal at least 72 hours in advance of their arrival at YVR.
The students will need to submit the following information online:
- Unique Client Identifier (UCI)
- Control Document Number (optional)
- Last Name (as shown in the passport)
- First Name (optional)
- Date of Birth (optional)
- Passport Number (optional)
- Passport country of issue (optional)
- Planned Date of Arrival to Vancouver
- Arriving Flight Number
For more information click here!
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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
Impacts of COVID-19
Coquitlam Protocols for Pre-Departure, Travel & Arrival into Canada. Click here
IRCC – find out what you need before you travel to Canada. Click here
Travel Restrictions Click here
Shawn Silverstone, Coquitlam School District Director of International Marketing and Recruitment, received the BCCIE Excellence in International Education Marketing Award.more information
Patricia Gartland, Coquitlam School District Superintendent/Director of International Education, received the prestigious BCCIE International Education Distinguished Leadership Award.