Application Instructions - Mission Public Schools

*** We have openings for January 2023.  Thank you for your interest in our district. *** 


Before you begin


Please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents. You will need the applicant’s complete information and at least one parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addresses, etc. Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each. If any document is larger than 5MB, it has been scanned at too high a resolution and must be rescanned at a lower resolution before beginning the application process.


The application fee is $750 CAD is due upon receipt of the invoice and is non-refundable. 


Incomplete applications will not be processed.


Required documents


In order to submit an application, the three documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within fourteen (14) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.


  1. Legal Participation Agreement. The parent(s) and the applicant must sign our agreement. Before starting the application process, please download the Legal Participation Agreement, have it signed in ink, and scanned as a PDF or JPEG file only.
  2. Transcripts or report cards. You must have a record of grades for the last two years, translated into English, 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.
  3. Course Request Form. Please download the Course Request Form, select courses, scan as a PDF or JPEG and upload in the appropriate section of the application.


Recommended documents


We recommend that you collect the following documents prior to applying. These documents assist us in making an admission decision should we require additional information. Each item must be submitted as a single document in PDF or JPEG files only and less than 5MB each.


  1. Passport photo page. Please scan the passport photo page of the applicant’s passport, if they have a passport already. This allows us to double-check the applicant’s information to ensure that all correspondence is correct.
  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 introduction. This letter is written by the student explaining their desire to come to Canada and study in Mission Public School District. 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 complete our fillable form or scan all immunization records relevant to the students medical history. If this record is longer than one page, make sure you scan all pages as a single document.
  5. Custodian Document. If the applicant will not be part of our homestay program, or if they choose not to use our custodianship service, they must assign a custodian. This custodian must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident, over 25 years old, and must live full time in the Mission-Vancouver Lower Mainland area.
  6. Photo albums. Some students compile a photo album for our homestay placement process. Please scan the entire album as one document.
  7. Other documents. If you have another document pertinent to admission, such as a student interview form, please submit it as a single document.
  8. English Language Exam. For students applying to the high school graduation program, IELTS equivalent of 4.0 is required for students who require credit for academic Grade 10 courses; IELTS equivalent of 4.5 or better required for students who require credit for academic Grade 11 courses.