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Application Instructions - English Montreal School Board

Before you begin

 

The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will only accept complete applications using our secure online application system. Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Incomplete or unpaid applications will not be processed.

 

Before you begin the online application process download and print the Legal International Student Agreement. Both the parent(s) and student must read and sign the agreement in blue ink and scan as a PDF or JPEG file only. Please make sure you have all the other necessary information and documents. You will need the student's complete information and at least one parent’s complete information including names, birthdates, addresses. Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG files file only and less than 5MB each. 

 

The letter of acceptance fee is $250 CAD and is nonrefundable. Once your application has been accepted you will need to pay for the letter of admission by Visa, Master Card, Wire transfer or Money order.

 

Required documents:

 

In order to submit an application, the four (4) documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you will be unable to complete the application process. If you do not complete and submit the application within ten (10) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.

 

  1. Transcripts of grades/report cards for the last two years must be professionally translated into English or French and certified true copy. They must be in PDF or JPEG files only, and less than 5MB in size. You will only be able to upload one document, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document.
  2. Birth certificate professionally translated into English or French, including the name of both parents, and certified true copy.
  3. Photo of the student (passport picture or school photo). Please scan and submit.
  4. Legal International Student Agreement. Both the parent(s) and student must read and sign the International Student Agreement in blue ink and scan as a PDF or JPEG file only.

 

Recommended documents:

 

We recommend that you collect the following documents prior to applying. They must be submitted as single documents in PDF or JPEG files only and be less than 5MB each.

 

  1. Passport Photo Page. Please scan the passport photo page of the applicant’s passport, if they have a valid passport. 
  2. Letter of Recommendation. Please have a teacher, school counselor, or Headmaster/Principal write a letter of recommendation for the applicant. This letter should be on school letterhead and identify the student and their strong points. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  3. Student’s Letter of Intent. This letter is written by the student explaining their desire to come to Montreal and study at the English Montreal School Board. It should outline their past studies, their interests and hobbies, and their future goals. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  4. Immunization Records. Please scan as a single document all immunization records relevant to the student's medical history. If this letter is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  5. TOEFL Test Results. If the student has done a TOEFL test within the last 12 months in their home country, please include the results. If this document is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.