International Boarding Students

Rosseau Lake College is proud to be a community that celebrates its global student body while offering immersion in rural Canadian Living.

Each of our students is carefully selected and we are proud to welcome students from across the world, offering a globally conscious, diverse, and welcoming environment. Parents and students alike have identified the importance of diversity in the classroom. It is understood that when people of various backgrounds come together they bring differing opinions and viewpoints. The classroom becomes a space for collaboration, creativity, and ultimately prepares students to become global citizens.

RLC is a truly multicultural English learning environment where friends become family.

I really appreciate the chance that RLC offered me to have so many brothers and sisters around this planet. I love RLC and all the people in the community, more than I can explain.

– Oliver, Current Student

How to apply

To begin the application process click on the online application. You will be guided to create a parent portal where you will find the forms and steps necessary to begin your application.

  • Online Application Form
  • Two years of academic records, including the current school year
  • Teacher evaluation form
  • Video essay
  • Schedule an interview (video conference)
  • If the applicant’s first language is not English they may be required to provide language test results (IELTS, TOEFL, or Duolingo)

It is strongly recommended that all applicants submit the Character Skills Snapshot, which looks at eight non-cognitive areas, and will hopefully be a fun, exploratory exercise for your child. This online assessment takes approximately twenty minutes to complete.

Please contact Jaclyn Macleod , Director of Enrolment Management by Email or call 705-732-4351 ext. 140 to discuss your child’s application today.

Tuition Fees 2023-24

Full Year Tuition - $71,300
Enrollment Fee - $4,000

All fees are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD).
Fees are not subject to the Ontario Harmonized Sales Tax (H.S.T.).

Sibling Discount

Discounts are available for additional children enrolled
Discount of 10% for the second child
Discount of 15% for the third child
Discount of 20% for the fourth and subsequent child

Additional Fees


In order to study in Canada, international boarding students who are applying for an initial Canadian Study Permit or renewal, are required to provide a Notarized Custodianship Declaration as part of their Student Permit application. This original document must be provided by your guardian/representative and submitted with your VISA/study permit application. Rosseau Lake College requires that each international boarding student has an English speaking custodian, over the age of 21, residing in the Province of Ontario, while attending school. An international family may identify their own Canadian-based custodian for their child. A custodian could be a family member or close friend of the family. If a student does not have a custodian living in Canada they must be prepared to pay a fee to an outside agency. Please contact Jaclyn Macleod for more information on custodianship packages.

Visa and Study Permit

Once you have been accepted to Rosseau Lake College and enrolment has been confirmed, Admissions will issue a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to facilitate the initial processing of your study visa.

You must apply for a visa. To apply, contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate or go to for information. Once a Student Visa has been granted, you will receive a confirmation letter which is required when you arrive in Canada. Immigration Canada replaces the letter with a ‘Study Permit’ which is added to your passport. This permit must be renewed on a yearly basis.

The time to process a visa application and study permit varies greatly from country to country. Please visit the Government of Canada's website to find out the normal processing times for your country. If there are a number of applications to be processed, this time can be longer than stated on the website.

English As a Second Language (ESL)

RLC recommends that students whose first language is not English take ESL. Each course is designed to help the student improve their writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills, integrate into the Canadian academic environment and prepare for the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) and the integrated TOEFL test.

Students are placed in ESL courses in accordance with their ability and grade. If the school determines that a student needs ESL instruction, that student will be required to take an ESL course.

Our faculty will determine individual levels through testing and recommend an appropriate level of study. An additional fee of $1,050 CDN per month will be charged to the student’s personal account. Each course is based on the Ontario curriculum and is taught by an ESL specialist.

In Grade 12 we offer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC), an alternative assessment to the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. This credit course is designed to help students improve their language skills and provide them with another way to demonstrate these skills. Students who have had at least two opportunities to write the OSSLT and who have failed it at least once will be eligible to take the course. The successful completion of this course will satisfy the literacy requirement for graduation.

ESL is taught in both semesters in Grades 7 – 11. The Grade 12 OSSLC course is a one semester course.

2022-23 Student Welcome Package


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