IB Schools in Canada

If you're looking to go beyond your limits, the International Baccalaureate in Canada is for you! 

The IB program allows you to develop your skills and competencies to the maximum. Get one quality international education for a semester or school year abroad with Nacel.

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  • study abroad Canada
  • age from 15 to 17 years old
  • Language English
  • dates August to June
  • length Semester, Academic year
  • price from 15590 CAD

Study the International Baccalaureate in Canada

Nacel Canada offers international students to apply to study in an English speaking IB school in Prince Edwards Island, Ontario or Québec. These public schools teach the International Baccalaureate to Canadian and international students. Students live with a host family and attend a local high school, participating in the cultural life of the community. International students may choose their prefered school (6 IB schools in Canada on offer).

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is a rigorous academic programme that challenges students to learn how to learn, analyze, and reach considered conclusions about people, language, literature, sciences and mathematics as it affects our world.  The IB effectively prepares students for university by asking them to push beyond their perceived educational comfort level. In doing so, they develop the skills needed for post secondary success while in high school.

Note that the schools in Québec province only offer the so called Middle Years IB Programme (up to Grade 11), which prepares students for the regular IB Diploma Programme.

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Accommodation

Students participating of this program in Canada will stay with traditional Canadian Families with full board (3 meals a day).  

Families are usually close to the school, but students may also have to take public transportation to go from the school to the host family home. Canadian host families are warm and welcoming and they are looking forward to help international students with their English and personal development during their stay in Canada.

Procedures

Students interested in joining our IB program in Canada must adhere to the following steps: 

1. Once you understand our IB program in Canada and you are ready to join, the first step is to complete our online booking form. You will be required to pay 265 EUR, this amount applicable to total cost of the program. 
2. Upon booking confirmation, a Nacel representative will be in touch with you with the corresponding forms that you will need to print, fill out and scan back to us for registration. Within the form you will need to introduce information about yourself, education status, health Certificate and read carefully the terms and conditions of the program.   
3. As soon as we receive your information we will issue an acceptance letter and invoice. As well we will start looking for a matching host family based on your application. 
4. Like 2 months prior to your arrival we will share with you all the VISA support documents for you to initiate the process at the nearest embassy. As well, we will send you the contact details of your future host family. 
6. Once you get your VISA approved, please inform us your flight itinerary details in order to arrange your pick up. 

Application deadline for our IB schools in Canada: 

April 1st for arrival in August; October 1st for arrival in January. Late applications may be accepted up to May 1st, depending on availability and visa delays.

Prices

IB Schools in Canada

* Price in Canadian Dollars per participant.

Not included : Application Fees (65 EUR)



Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Host family accommodation with full board (students have to prepare their own lunch bag)
  •  Mandatory school fees (schools will ask for a deposit for books) – core subjects only-
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance 
  •  CAQ fees (Certificat d’Acceptation du Québec) for French Canada
  • Custodianship Declaration and notarized documentation for the visa application
  • Support, assistance and 24 hour emergency phone number during the whole program


Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • International Travel Insurance
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Extra activities organized by schools and others
  • Daily transfers from family to school (bus passes)
  • School supplies and calculators, uniforms and sport uniforms, club or team fees
  • Extra language courses
  • All domestic transfers in Canada
  • Individual transfers for arrivals outside of scheduled arrivals and departures
  • Legalization of High School Transcripts (225 CAD)
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
Deadline
Apply at least 6 months before arrival.
Eligibility

Apply for one of our IB schools in Canada at least 6 months before arrival.
Late applications may be accepted, depending on availability and visa processing times.

Program Specific Requirements:

  •     Applicants must be between 15 and 17 years old
  •     Students must have a minimum of 2 years of English language studies
  •     Students must be secondary school students in their home country
  •     Students must not have completed more than eleven years of primary and secondary studies
  •     Be an IB student already is a real Plus!

    Above average students or students already attending the IB in their home countries may have the opportunity to be admitted into the IB programs. Schools have their own selective process for admission into the IB study programs; Nacel Canada cannot guarantee admission into these programs as this decision remains at the sole discretion of the school principal and IB coordinator.

  • Testimonials
    Since I was very young I have always wanted to study at the university abroad, to achieve that, since years ago I began to study a lot of English in an academy. Thanks to the fact that I am now doing an international baccalaureate program, I know that later I will be able to apply to a Canadian, American, Australian or any other university in another country, after finishing the baccalaureate. I have a fixed goal and that's why I'm studying hard to get good grades. The international baccalaureate is very different from the "normal" baccalaureate. I feel that teachers are much more interested in our real opinions than in giving more interest to us reciting everything by heart. I'm really enjoying my stay here and I think the school year will pass very quickly. 
    Daniela H. (16)
     
     
     
    Since I was very young I have always wanted to study at the university abroad, to achieve that, since years ago I began to study a lot of English in an academy. Thanks to the fact that I am now doing an international baccalaureate program, I know that later I will be able to apply to a Canadian, American, Australian or any other university in another country, after finishing the baccalaureate. I have a fixed goal and that's why I'm studying hard to get good grades. The international baccalaureate is very different from the "normal" baccalaureate. I feel that teachers are much more interested in our real opinions than in giving more interest to us reciting everything by heart. I'm really enjoying my stay here and I think the school year will pass very quickly. 
    Daniela H. (16)
     
     
     
    I'm in love with Canada. It's a very beautiful country. It has a different air. The people are good. The food is great. I've been surprised by the way we work. My classmates are very mature and I have felt very welcome since the first day of classes. In classes we are not much and that helps a lot to follow them better. The teacher always listens to everyone and living this experience is really great. I am learning a lot and I know that this will help me a lot when I have to apply to a Canadian or Latin American university.
    Bruno R. (15)
     
     
     

    Excellent preparation for college and life. My son is happy. Greetings.

    Katashi K. (15)
     
     
     

    Canada has given me so much! I don't know if one day I will be able to give it all back to it. this country has welcomed me as one more Canadian citizen. I'm far from my family, but that's not important. My family is and will always be in my heart and my host family has been very kind to me and to my whole family. We all do Skype together and it's very nice to share beautiful moments. My host family has opened the doors of their home to me and they support me whenever I need help. It's always good to have someone listening. My local coordinator is also very present in my life and I am very grateful for that. I feel that, thanks to this program, I can really use my time and learn by experimenting. I like and love all the subjects I do. The methodology you are learning is without a doubt something that will be very useful to me later on.

    Fernando J. (16)
     
     
     

    My sister participated in this program a few years ago and is now studying at a university in North Carolina on a full scholarship. This scholarship was earned through hard work and dedication studying in Canada. She is undoubtedly an example to me and I am following in her footsteps because I love learning and I want to become an integral person just like her. Last year I did a exchange program in the United States and this year I am in Prince Edwards IslandCanada. I love this country and I hope to be able to stay after the International Baccalaureate and apply to a Canadian university. I don't lose anything in trying. I will win someday!

    Ibrahim A. (16)
     
     
     

    Everything's fine. Thanks for asking. At first, I have noticed a great change in the method of work. I already knew that doing an international baccalaureate would have nothing to do with doing a normal baccalaureate. But, as I was accustomed to another method of work. I was a little surprised by the level of this school in Montreal. But that's what I and my parents were looking for. And I know that this is going to be very useful for me to study at the university. I must say that I am very happy in general with the classes and for the support I feel from the teachers and my host family. They are 100% amazing! 

    Achilles D. (16)
     
     
     

    I'm learning a lot to get to know myself thanks to this program. It is true that the way of working is very different. But this helps a lot for people like me who like experiments and research. I've always dreamed of being in a school where people respect each other and have an interest in really learning and I feel like I'm in the right program.

    Seema G. (15)
     
     
     

    My family is very welcoming. They are very good people. We understand each other very well because we share many things in common. Your child also goes to the same school as me. The project I am carrying out is very interesting. It is the first one I have to do and everything in English. I am very motivated to continue learning. It's not all about studying. I also practice sport and I love it. Thanks to the teachers who taught us how to organize ourselves better. I have time to do a little bit of everything and also spend quality time with my host family.

    Luther M. (15)
     
     
     

    My family is very welcoming. They are very good people. We understand each other very well because we share many things in common. Your child also goes to the same school as me. The project I am carrying out is very interesting. It is the first one I have to do and everything in English. I am very motivated to continue learning. It's not all about studying. I also practice sport and I love it. Thanks to the teachers who taught us how to organize ourselves better. I have time to do a little bit of everything and also spend quality time with my host family.

    Luther M. (15)
     
     
     
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