International Education Orientation

International Student Orientation Week provides new international students to the district with a comprehensive overview of the International Student Program.

Orientation is Mandatory

Orientation is mandatory for all new international students and provides a vital opportunity for students to prepare for their school program.

Elementary and Secondary Students will:

  • have an English language assessment,
  • receive information about the district, community, medical insurance, and program of studies.
  • be provided with a school tour,
  • meet staff and students from their school,
  • optionally participate in activity/excursions provided free of charge by the International Office.

Secondary school students will:

  • also meet their school counsellor and choose their courses.

When is Orientation?

  • Orientation is usually one week before schools starts and is available Monday to Friday.

January / February 2021 Orientation date

: January 25 (Monday) – 29 (Friday), 2021

Pre-Departure Booklet


September 2020 Intake – Elementary

September 2020 Intake – Secondary

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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