Federation of Independent School Associations
British Columbia

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Foreign Students

Foreign students must be in possession of a student visa to attend an independent school. The visa must be applied for while the student is outside of Canada, and the student must have a letter of acceptance from the school prior to applying for the visa. Independent schools may not claim government grants on behalf of foreign students.

 

2012 International Education Survey  This 2012 survey was completed in support of the BC JOBS PLAN to determine the number of international students currently in independent schools and the potential growth of international enrolment in the next 3 years.

Quick Facts

In 2015-2016, 81,659 of the 635,037 K-12 students in BC attended independent schools. This represents 12.86% of the total provincial enrolment.