Student Review

Welcome to Coquitlam School District , International Education

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 from around the world receive valuable learning experiences by studying abroad, not only through improving their English language skills, but also by making lifelong international friends and sharing 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.

Imagine Coquitlam

Coquitlam Student Testimonials 

Coquitlam International Education Program


Add to your safe list - New!

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 addresses as spam. To ensure you are able to receive emails from us, please add 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.

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

Established in 1891, we continue the tradition of academic excellence

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

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.

View the article here: BCCIE AWARD

BCCIE Marketing Award


more information


Patricia Gartland, Coquitlam School District CEO/ Superintendent, received the prestigious 2021 BCCIE International Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

View the article here: BCCIE AWARD

Patricia Gartland



New! Your arrival in Coquitlam Free smart phone apps. Please choose: iPhone or Andriod