Application Process


Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board will only accept complete applications using our secure online application system. Mailed, emailed, or faxed applications are not accepted. Incomplete or unpaid applications will not be processed.

Before you begin the online application process, please make sure you have collected all the necessary information and documents. You will need the applicant’s complete information and at least one parent’s complete information. This includes names, birthdates, addressed etc.

Required and recommended documents (see below) must be submitted as PDF or JPEG file only and the file size must be less that 5 MB. If the document is larger than 5MB, please resize or re-scan at a lower resolution. You will be prompted to upload your documents during online application process.

The application fee is $250.00 CAD and is nonrefundable. Please have a major credit card ready for the final stage of the online application to submit your payment.


In order to submit an application, the documents listed below are required. If you do not upload these documents into the online application system, you cannot complete the application process. If you do not submit a complete application within seven (7) days, the partial application will be automatically deleted. The application must include the following:

  1. Participation Agreement - The parent(s) and student must sign the agreement. Before starting the application process, please download and print the Participation Agreement, have it signed in ink, and scanned as a PDF or JPEG file. Click here to download the Participation Agreement
  2. Transcripts or report cards - You must have a record of grades for the last two years, translated into English (if possible). They must be in PDF or JPEG file format and less than 5 MB in size. You will only be able to upload one document for grades, so please ensure all pages of the records of grades are scanned as a single document.
  3. Copy of passport (photo page) or birth certificate
  4. Letter of recommendation - Please have a teacher, school counsellor or principal complete our letter of recommendation. Click here to download our Letter of Recommendation


  1. The applicant completes and submits the online application form, uploads all required documents and pays the application fee. Please click the registration link to access the online application.
  2. Successful applicants will receive a Conditional Letter of Acceptance (CLA). Applicant pays tuition fee and submits custodianship document.
  3. Successful applicants receive Official Letter of Acceptance (OLA) for use when applying for Study Permit/Visa to Canada.
  4. Complete custodian declaration forms - the following documents must be submitted to TBCDSB before July 1st for September entry and December 1 for February entry, or during student reporting to TBCDSB:
  5. Students report to TBCDSB with passport, valid study permit, immunization records and any other documents. Medical insurance coverage shall be activated upon reporting.


May 31st for September entry
December 1 for February entry

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