Registration for New Students

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Before going to school, new international students must complete the registration process through the Richmond International Education office. Some of these steps can be done from the student's home country, while others must be submitted after arrival in Canada.
Registration Steps

From your home country:

  • Ensure you have completed the Registration Form and returned it to RIE
  • Send a copy of your flight itinerary
  • Send a copy of your 2022-2023 final report cards and 2023-2024 term 1 report card or enrolment letter
  • Download Zoom (for Orientation)

After arrival in Canada:

  • Send a copy of your study permit to our office at study@sd38.bc.ca. We will send you information on your ELL assessment (if needed)
  • Complete the ELL assessment (if needed)
  • Start school

Questions or Problems with registration? Email us at study@sd38.bc.ca

English Language Learning (ELL) Assessment

Our District has extensive experience in supporting students who are English language learners. Our students have been very successful in obtaining English fluency while at the same time, completing their education in our program.

The purpose of the ELL assessment is to determine the student’s English ability in order to offer an integrated ELL and academic program consisting of ELL support classes and regular courses as they master English.

ELL Test, Time Limits and Sections
Grade 8 -12105YesYesYes
Grade 4 - 780YesYesYes
Grade 2 - 360YesYesYes
K - Grade 130Oral assessment only by ELL teacher
We will email the student login instructions once the student has submitted appropriate registration documents. The assessment can easily be completed within the expected time provided students work at a steady pace. 

Tech Requirements

Students required a stable internet connection, and iPad/computer with audio and earbuds.