Toronto District School Board

Summer 2016 ESL Program for International Students July 11 – July 29, 2016

Learn English and explore Canadian culture, with the Toronto District School Board this summer! International students, aged 12-17, will enjoy intensive English classes - taught by our qualified teachers - at world's most multicultural school board and will have unique opportunities to practise their English and experience Canadian society through trips and social activities. Students can also live with a homestay family, to experience Canadian life first-hand.

Important Dates

Registration Deadline - May 6, 2016

  • Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 29 are program days. Program days include Saturdays but do not include Sundays. Students can spend the day with their homestay families or relatives on Sundays
  • Saturday, July 30 is the departure day. Students leave homestay
Program Description
Monday to Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
  • English classes and school activities for 10 classroom days - listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Activities may include trips in the neighbourhood including: the local fire hall, police station, markets, etc. Visits will depend upon the interest of students
  • See our 2016 calendar of day trips and excursions

  • $3,500.00 CAD: includes program, homestay and transportation between homestay and school and a non-refundable $300 administration fee
  • $2,500.00 CAD: includes program and a non-refundable $300 administration fee
  • $150.00 CAD: a refund for current or new TDSB full-time international students will be provided upon confirmation from the TDSB International Programs and Admissions Office
Fee includes
  • English assessment, instruction and materials
  • Certificate of Study 
  • Access and transportation for all scheduled tours and activities
  • Four out-of-town excursions and weekly in-town excursions
  • Medical and accident insurance for the duration of the program

Fee does not include airfare or hotel accommodation
Note : Airport pick-up and drop-off are the responsibility of custodians in Toronto. If there are no custodians in Toronto, Canada Homestay may provide the service for a fee. Direct contact with Canada Homestay is required in these cases. Contact Canada Homestay Network: 1-877-441-4443 ext. 2014, or 416-926-0355 ext. 2014; email:

Homestay accommodation (if applicable)
  • Double occupancy (2 students per family) for 20 nights with three meals per day
  • Transportation between homestay and school
  • $40 per extra night if needed (limited to 1 or 2 nights). Direct contact with Canada Homestay is required in these cases
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2016
  • All notarized, fully completed required forms and payment, which includes the non-refundable administration fee of $300 CAD, are required by May 6, 2016
  • Please note, 6-8 weeks are typically required to process student visas.
Methods of Payment

Fee payment is made payable to the Toronto District School Board, Continuing and International Education in Canadian currency by one of the following methods:

  • Money Order 
  • Certified Cheque 
  • Bank Draft: all the information of the cashing bank in Toronto, Canada (i.e. Name, Address, Institution and Branch Number) must be listed on the foreign bank draft
  • Wire Transfer: (bank to bank) must include the following TDSB banking information: 

 Beneficiary Bank:
 Bank  CIBC
 Transit #  00412
 Address:  4841 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5X2
 Swiftcode  CIBCCATT
 Company Name:  Toronto District School Board
 Continuing Education
 Account #  9013113

The Official letter of acceptance will be delayed if proof of payment (Wire Transfer Reference Sheet) is not provided.

Refund Policy

Email all refund requests to:
Refund amounts are based on the date that the refund request email is sent. The non-refundable administration fee of $300 is deducted in all cases.

  • $3200 (homestay and program) or $2200 (program only) if proof is provided by June 3, 2016 that the application for the visa was rejected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. 
  • No refund if the student withdraws after June 3, 2016.
  • No refund if the student violates the rules, guidelines, code of conduct and policies of the Toronto District School Board and the school, and/or the laws of Ontario and/or Canada.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the following forms - All forms can be found on our website

    • Registration Forms
      • Medical Authorization 
      • Media Consent 
      • Participation Agreement sections 
      • Wire Transfer Reference sheet 

      The following documents MUST BE NOTARIZED 
      • Custodianship Declaration for Parents/Guardians 
      • Custodianship Declaration for Custodians in Canada

    • Homestay Form 

  2. Provide payment. See Methods of Payment.
  3. Submit the forms and payment in person, by mail, or courier, no later than May 6, 2016 to:

    Summer 2016 ESL Program for International Students
    Continuing and International Education Department
    Toronto District School Board 2 Trethewey Drive, 3rd Floor
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6M 4A8 

    Or email them at:

  4. Upon receipt of full payment, an Official Letter of Acceptance will be issued. The letter can be used in the home country as proof of registration and is used to apply for visas abroad. 

Continuing and International Education

Phone: 416-338-4226 

2 Trethewey Drive, 3rd Floor  
Toronto, ON, Canada, M6M 4A8 

Program Location
Earl Haig Secondary School
100 Princess Avenue
M2N 3R7 (Yonge St. & Sheppard Ave.)


Read our 2016 brochure

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire
the knowledge, skills, and values
they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.
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