Newcomers to Peel Region with children intending to enter the public school system can begin the registration process starting on Aug. 27.

The Peel District School Board accepts children ages four and older and has 257 elementary and secondary schools throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

To register, parents can bring their children to their neighbourhood school. You are asked to call in advance and bring all of the necessary documentation.

Necessary documents include:

Proof of child’s age

  • Canadian birth certificate
  • Canadian passport
  • Citizenship card/certificate
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Record of Landing
  • Confirmation of permanent residence
  • Work permit
  • Newcomer permit

Proof of address

  • Ontario driver’s licence
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement/client slip (directly from financial institution)
  • Credit card statement
  • Federal government forms (e.g. Social Insurance Number, Service Canada documents)
  • Purchase agreement

As well, you will need to show proof of custody and proof of immunization.

If you have lived in Ontario and are new to Peel Region, you still need to register at your neighbourhood school in advance.

For new arrivals to Ontario or Canada, board officials say your child may need an orientation interview before they are registered. To assist with that registration, three Welcome Centres are being offered to the community. Appointments can be booked by calling 905-366-8791. Once the orientation interview is complete, an appointment card with the date your child can start school will be given to you. The card must be brought to the school on your child’s first day.

Classes for international students are offered at four schools and candidates should call 1-800-668-1179 ext. 2638 for more information about the program.