Destinations: Canada (English)

Age: From 15 to 17 Years Old

Language: English

Dates: August to June

Length: Academic Year

Price: From 5 890 CAD


Why study in a Canadian High School?

Canada has become one of the most attractive places to complete an educational exchange program: international students discover the rich diversity of the Canadian culture while enjoying an efficient school system. International students that enroll in a High School in Canada will have the opportunity to attend a public or private school and live with a welcoming Canadian Host Family.
Nacel offers a vast range of exchange programs in Canada, all over the country. We offer opportunities in 6 main destinations: Greater Toronto, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Québec and Prince Edward Island. 

Type of programs available:

-    Credited Programs
-    Non Credited Programs
-    IB Programs 
-    Bilingual Program
-    Hockey High School program

Study Abroad in Canada: Highlights

• Credit or Non Credit programs available!
• From 8 weeks to Full Academic Year programs.
• 6 different provinces on offer in Canada. Each province has its own distinct landscapes and history, ready to be explored. Canada’s warm and friendly hospitality surrounds the student each and every day.
• During their high school exchange in Canada, students live with a host family and attend the local public or private high school.
• Transfers from the closest major airport to and from the host family are included in the price.

School type:



Apply at least 6 months before arrival.


Program Specific Requirements:

-    Applicants must be between 15 and 17 years of age.
-    Students must have a minimum of 2 years of studies in English to be accepted in the program.  
-    Students must be secondary school students in their home country.
-    Students must not have completed more than eleven years of primary and secondary studies.

We are offering a 2 different exchange programs in Canada:

1. NON-CREDIT PROGRAM: For those exchange students wishing to come to Canada on a cultural exchange only and not requiring credits, we can offer a lower program cost. Students choosing this option are placed in schools by Nacel Canada. Students will get a « report card » which is given on a term basis. It is different from an official transcript that is only for grade 12 with all the marks for grades 10,11 and 12, and also the report card doesn’t have the signature of the principal or the school stamp.

2. CREDIT-PROGRAM: For exchange students wanting to gain credits during their program in a High School in Canada, they will have to pay the full international tuition rates, hence a higher cost. Exchange students choosing the credit option can choose the school they wish to attend. Students who successfully complete credit programs may apply their credits towards subsequent school grades or use them to apply for entrance to college or university. We are also pleased to offer opportunities to attend two prestigious private schools located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Our high school exchange in Canada provides full board.
Exchange students will be welcomed by warm Canadian host families and learn firsthand about one another's culture.
You will have the opportunity to develop your language and social skills by meeting new friends and sharing experiences with your host family. Canadians are always looking forward to learn about your culture, yourself and everything about your home country.  Host families are selected by our local coordinator, based on availability and your interests and hobbies.  
Canadian host families are also well known for supporting exchange students, by offering care at all times. International students will feel like at home, from the moment they arrive.
Students can also count on the full support of our local coordinators in Canada, who will be more than glad to offer any extra support, in case students are feeling homesick, need some extra reinforcement with school subjects, or need a mediator with the host family. Students must be aware that they might be placed in several host families during their exchange program in Canada. 
The personal growth and communication skills gained from an experience abroad can make an important difference in college and career goals. Apply now for your high school exchange in Canada!


In order to apply to an exchange program in Canada, you must make sure to fill out your application considering the next steps:

1. One of our professional education counsellors will be in touch with you to arrange a meeting with you and your family to decide if you qualify for the program. During your interview we will consider your language level, your motivation to adapt into a new society, as well good school performance. 
2. When you are prepared to apply, you should finish a web booking. When this is done, we'll be sending you your application form. You will need to revise it carefully, and send it back to us in a PDF file. 
3. When you are accepted in the High School exchange in Canada, we will issue the formal admission letter and invoice.
4. We will start working on your host family details, once they are ready, they will be shared with you.  
5. We will issue all the essential VISA materials for you to start the procedure at the closest consulate. 
6. Once your visa is valid, you need to book your flights and share the details with us so we can arrange your pick up from the airport, there your local rep or host family will be waiting to welcome you. 

Program Deadline: 

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.

High School exchange in Canada
Prices 2017

Country Program Dates Ref. Prices in CAD

                                                                         NON CREDIT PROGRAM


Academic Year, Manitoba, Winnipeg

August to June


19.775 CAD
Sold out!


Homestay Immersion (8 weeks) Manitoba, Winnipeg

Between August and June


5.890 CAD


Homestay Immersion (10 weeks) Manitoba, Winnipeg

Between August and June


7.490 CAD


Homestay Immersion (12 weeks) Manitoba, Winnipeg

Between August and June


9.140 CAD

                                                                          CREDIT PROGRAM


Academic Year Nova Scotia – private, Armbrae Academy

August to June


26.190 CAD


Academic Year Nova Scotia – private, Newbridge Academy

August to June


22.390 CAD


Semester Nova Scotia – private,
Newbridge Academy

August to January


14.290 CAD


Academic Year Prince Edwards Island

August to June


22.590 CAD


Semester Prince Edwards Island

August to January


14.490 CAD


Academic Year Manitoba, Winnipeg

August to June


23.490 CAD


English Academic Year Montreal

August to June


27.890 CAD


Academic Year Saskatchewan - Regina

August to June


28.690 CAD


Semester Saskatchewan - Regina

August to January


Under Request


Academic Year Montreal Bilingual Program

Late August to June


27.890 CAD


Semester Montreal Bilingual Program

Late August to January


17.440 CAD


Academic Year Greater Toronto area

Late August to June


31.790 CAD


Semester Greater Toronto area

Late August to January


18.090 CAD

Price includes:

- Administration fees
- Host family accommodation with full board (students have to prepare their own lunch bag)
- Mandatory school fees - core subjects only - and books (schools will ask for a deposit for books)
- Support, assistance and 24 hours 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
- Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation Insurance 
- Application fees (65 euros)

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