Current News About Intake Periods

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Secondary Schools  – OPEN 

  • Burnaby South Secondary (Grade 9 – 12) – Very limited space
  • Byrne Creek Secondary (Grade 8 – 12)
  • Cariboo Hill Secondary (Grade 8 – 12) – Very limited space

For schools with very limited space, there is no guarantee a seat will be available when your application is processed.

Secondary Schools – CLOSED – Waitlist Available


If your first choice is one of the above closed schools, we will automatically place you on a waitlist for that school.  We do not place students on multiple waitlists.  There is no guarantee a seat will become available.

Secondary Schools – CLOSED 

  • Alpha Secondary
  • Burnaby Central Secondary
  • Burnaby Mountain Secondary 
  • Burnaby North Secondary
  • Moscrop Secondary

We are currently not accepting applications for the grade K-7 program for our February 2024 intake.  We may re-open in late September when we have more information on space availability in specific grades in our elementary schools.  We will update you on our website.

Langara  Homestay

Langara Homestay is now open for the February 2024 intake.

In general, Langara Homestay does not accept applications for Grade 8 or 9 students.

Other Homestay Options

For your information, here is a list of Other Homestay Companies options, not associated directly with SD41, but that have host families in Burnaby.

We recommend that you contact them immediately, as homestays in Burnaby are extremely limited.

Review this page for a list of required forms and steps to start the application process to the Burnaby School District ‘International Education’ program.

Application Process

Prior to filling out the online application, please

  1. Review Program Fees, Refund Policy and other information details available in this section.
  2. Obtain the last two years of school reports both in the native language and in English.
  3. Make a copy of the student’s passport page showing name, date of birth.
  4. Print out the Required Documents.
  5. Review, sign, scan and upload on the online system.

Required Documents

For a complete list of the required documents click here.


Please note we do not accept applications from students who turn 18 years of age before December 31st of the calendar year in which they want to start. While our age limit is 17 years, we strongly recommend students wishing to graduate start at a younger age in order to have a better chance at success.

Students who turn 18 years of age before December 31st and are interested in earning an Adult High School Diploma can apply to study at our Adult High School. For more information about this, please contact burnabycce@burnabyschools.ca

Program Brochures

Learn more about the Burnaby School District experience by checking out our Elementary & Secondary School program brochures!

    Need to Find An Agent?

    Please email us at international@burnabyschools.ca telling us where you live, and we will give you the name of a Burnaby representative in your area.

    Have questions?

    We’re easy to reach!  Visit our Contact Page to send us an email, get our phone number, or find other ways to reach us!

    Why study in Burnaby?

    With superior academic programs and modern facilities, all located within a city of vibrant green spaces, modern shopping malls, safe residential neighbourhoods, and state of the art public transit, choosing an education in Burnaby is the right choice.


    Burnaby School District has one of the largest Advanced Placement (AP) programs in Canada.


    Burnaby is located in the centre of Metro Vancouver. Its world-class SkyTrain public transit provides access to downtown Vancouver in just 30 minutes.


    Burnaby schools feature modern facilities and state of the art technology.

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