Extraordinary Lives Begin with a Great Catholic Education at the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education's International Student Program.
Education means the world to us.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) is Ontario’s second largest Catholic school board operating 149 school facilities (including 123 elementary and 26 secondary schools) throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. Schools are connected to and supported by Catholic parishes and our faith.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools prepare students for life and open doors of opportunity for students anywhere in the world. International students will find a welcoming “home away from home” at the DPCDSB, where comprehensive English language programs help build the fluency of international students so that they can take full advantage of school courses while becoming immersed in sports and community life.
Located next to Toronto - one of the most culturally diverse and vibrant cities in the world.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools are known for:
- Outstanding provincial and – international test scores – this is a testament to the high academic achievement and sense of well-being of our students in Dufferin-Peel.
- Exceptional programs including CO-OP, International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM)
- Awards and Scholarships
Transcending borders, changing lives.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board offers an extensive list of globally recognized specialized programs offering students a sound foundation of educational learning. Many of these programs are coupled with co-op placements with community companies, including specifically tailored programs intended to lay the foundation for careers in a variety of fields including business, energy, environment, health & wellness, hospitality and tourism, horticulture and landscaping, information & communications technology, sports, transportation and more. Within the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advance Placement (AP) schools offer students aged 16 to 19 a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a diploma that is recognized and valued by leading universities around the world.
Internationally recognized for excellence in education.
One of the truly defining characteristics of a Dufferin-Peel education is the diversity that comes with having a student body from over 150 countries. We celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of each member of our community - students, staff, parents, and parish. As a school community we are greatly enriched by this diversity.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools advantage:
- English immersion environment
- Comprehensive English as a Second Language courses and programs
- Government certified teachers
- Support and programs to help International students adjust to life in Canada
- Access to outstanding universities and colleges across Canada
- Provision of a “true Canadian experience” supporting diversity and multiculturalism
NOTE: International Students are welcomed at all 149 Catholic schools across the district.
Opening minds to a better world. Your home in the heart of it all.
The Dufferin-Peel region has a worldwide reputation for culturally rich and safe communities, extraordinary healthcare facilities, an active nightlife and vibrant arts scene including live theatres, museums, art galleries, public libraries, and more.
Located just west of the City of Toronto, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and less than a 90 minute drive to Niagara Falls and the U.S. border, Dufferin-Peel is home to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport with non-stop service to 180 destinations in 60 countries around the world. Plus, the region boasts an extensive network of local and regional train and bus services with direct connections to 16 universities and colleges within a 60 kilometre radius.
We accept applications from International Students who wish to study in our elementary and secondary schools. Please follow the instructions below for more information and/or to start the application process.
Step 1: Download the following documents:
Step 2: Complete the Application Form and Custodianship Consent and Declaration
Step 3: Submit all necessary documents and fees to:
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
40 Matheson Boulevard West
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5R 1C5
Once accepted, a letter will be issued to you by our Admissions Department. Early enrollment is recommended. Certain programs have limited space. All students must apply for, and receive, a Study Permit from Citizenship and Immigration Canada before leaving their home country to attend school in Canada.
Step 4: All international students (both secondary and elementary) must contact the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Admissions Department upon their arrival in Canada to make an appointment with the Admissions Officer prior to admission.
For more information about the registration process and requirements, please contact the Admissions Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24512, toll free at 1-800-387-8837, or email
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST
Contact: Lynda Arsenault, Admissions Officer
(905) 890-0708 ext. 24512