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Admission Office Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Holiday & Summer Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Admissions Office, in the HWDSB Welcome Centre
465 East 16th Street
Hamilton, ON L9A 4K6
Phone: 905 521 2554
Fax: 905 521 2550
Welcome Centre Map

The Admissions Office can help you with questions regarding:

  • International Student Inquiries
  • Students who are with Parents on Study Permit, Cleric Permit or on Diplomatic Services
  • Students whose parents have applied for permanent residence or refugee status in Canada
  • Letters of Acceptance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Renewal of Permits
  • Exchange Students
  • Residency requirements
  • Temporary Resident Status
  • Custodianship & Guardianship
  • Finding a school in your area
  • Tuition Fees
  • Homestay Providers

International Students

All International students are required to submit an application to the Admissions Office.

Secondary students who require English as a Second Language/English Literacy Development (ESL/ELD) instruction will be recommended to attend schools that provide ESL/ELD programs.

Learn more information about International Students.

Exchange Students

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board supports Student Exchange Program initiatives. All parents, students or organizations who are interested in a student exchange, must contact the school Principal in advance of finalizing any arrangements. The school Principal will consult with the Admissions Office prior to any expectations being established with students, parents or exchange organizations.

Participation in an Exchange Student Program is voluntary and requires the written informed consent of the parent/guardian or, where a student is eighteen (18) years of age or older, the student’s written informed consent.

Are Exchange Students required to report to the Admissions Office within the Welcome Centre?

Exchange Students must report to the Admissions Office within the Welcome Centre to check documentation.

Medical Insurance:

All incoming Exchange Students must have active and valid Medical Insurance. Written proof of coverage is to be provided to the school Principal prior to the student being registered. Without validation of medical insurance, the student will not be registered.

Exchange Student Organizations:

In accordance with the Provincial Ministry of Education Memorandum 2004:SB7 the following criteria must be met:

There must be a written agreement between the school board and/or schools of the outgoing Ontario pupils and the incoming foreign pupils, or between the school board and an organization sponsoring educational exchange programs. Where the agreement is with an organization sponsoring educational exchange programs, the board will be required to have on file a report from the organization sponsoring the agreement that lists the participating foreign pupils and Ontario pupils by school and exchange dates.


For further information or assistance, please contact:

Nancy Fan
Supervisor of Admissions and International Educational Programs
(905) 527-5092, extension 2235

Lily Zhang
Marketing & Recruitment Officer
(905) 527-5092, extension 2332

Gail Intson-Lee
Admissions Office Assistant
(905) 527-5092, extension 2324




Updated on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
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