How to Register
Here’s what you need to know about registering your child for school
Who can attend?
The Peel board serves children age 4 and older.
Peel has more than 255 elementary and secondary schools. You can find the name and location of your local school by calling our Planning and Accommodation department at 905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146, extension 2212 or by using the Find Your School tool.
Where to register
If your family is new to Canada, your child may need an orientation interview to register for school. To assist you with registration, we offer three Welcome Centres. Please call 905-366-8791 to talk to our staff and book your appointment. There is no fee for registration.
Documents to bring to registration
When you are registering your child, you will need to provide documents that verifies age, immigration status, residence, immunization and custody(if applicable) of your child.
Please bring the following documents when you register along with the admission forms that are available for download below. Please fill out the forms prior to registration.
Proof of child's age
- Canadian birth certificate
- Canadian passport
- citizenship card/certificate
- Permanent Resident Card
- confirmation of permanent residence
- work or study permit
- newcomer permit
Proof of address
- purchase agreement
- utility bill
- bank statement/client slip (directly from a financial institution)
- credit card statement
- federal government forms (e.g. Social Insurance Number, Service Canada documents)
Proof of custody – children must live with their parent(s) unless provided documentation supports an alternate living arrangement
Proof of immunization – students registering in an Ontario public school for the first time must provide proof of immunization.
- Report your child's immunizations to the Region of Peel online and provide the reference number to your child's school when registering. An Ontario Health card is required. Visit www.peelregion.ca/immunize for more information
If you are missing some documents, you can still visit the We Welcome the World Centres, and our staff will help you with all registration requirements.
Your child’s first day of school
Once the orientation interview is complete, you will get an appointment card with the date your child can start school. Please bring this card with you on your child’s first day, so that he or she can receive a new school schedule to complete the registration process.
International students attend the Peel Schools for International Students currently housed at Applewood Heights, Clarkson Secondary School and Harold M. Brathwaite. The schools provide a unique, world-class program that integrates students from around world into the dynamic and welcoming learning environment.
International students interested in our program should visit www.peelschools.org/international or call 1-800-668-1179 ext. 2638.