Application Instructions - Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Welcome to Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools international student program. We currently have seats available in our programs and are welcoming applications.


Before you begin


Red Deer Catholic International is excited to offer an application process using our secure online application system. 


Before you begin the online application process, 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 $250.00 CAD and is due upon application. Application fees are nonrefundable. Please have a major credit card ready for the final page of the online application system. 


If the applicant will not be part of our homestay program, or if they choose not to use our free 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 Red Deer area.  A custodian document can be provided to the applicant following acceptance to the program.


Applicants should be aware that all students studying in Canada beyond 6 months need a valid Canadian Study Permit.


Required Documents


In order to submit an application, the two documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. Note also that if you do not submit a complete application within ten (10) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted.


  1. Passport photo page. Please scan the passport photo page of the applicant’s passport.  
  2. Transcripts or report cards. You must have a record of grades for the last two years in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French, all other languages must be translated into English, they must be in PDF or JPEG files only, and less than 5MB in size. You will only able to upload one document, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document.
  3. Student Participation Agreement. As part of the application process,  parent(s) must download and sign our agreement. The signed agreement must then be uploaded into the student participation agreement section of the online application.
  4. Birth Certificate translated into English. 
  5. 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.
  6. Student’s letter of intent. This letter is written by the student explaining their desire to come to Canada and study at Red Deer Catholic International. 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.
  7. Letter from the natural parents on why their child wants to study in Canada.
  8. 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.

Additional Requested Documents

  1. Photo albums. Some students compile a photo album for our homestay placement process. Please scan the entire album as one document.
  2. Other documents. If you have another document pertinent to admission, such as a student interview form, please submit it as a single document.