Enrolling your child
You can choose which school your children will attend. When choosing a school outside of your local area, your options will depend on the availability of space in the program, services and transportation.
Your children will require study permits to attend school until your application for permanent residency is processed if you entered Canada as a visitor. Information on study permits and application forms is available from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Check with your local school board to find out which schools in your area offer the types of programs and services you want – like English as a Second Language classes or instruction in languages other than English.
To enrol your child in school, take your child, an interpreter (if needed) and the following documents (if you have them) to the school:
- Identification documents (for example: child's passport, birth certificate or permanent resident status documents)
- School documents from your home country (for example: report cards, course outlines and examples of school work your child has done)
- Your child's vaccination records
The school principal may ask questions about your child and will put your child in the appropriate class.
For information on subjects, programs and courses available in Alberta schools, read Helpful Resources for Parents from Alberta Education.
Doctors, clinics and hospitals
Look here for information about Alberta's health care system, with links to help you find services.
Date Updated: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 03:14:18