Upper York Secondary School welcomes prospective students and their families to explore the academic and social opportunities present in our community. We are delighted that you are considering enrollment at UYSS.

Upper York Secondary School works with Canadian and International students in delivering a worldwide recognized diploma program.  UYSS follows Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum approved courses and count towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Students can register UYSS through the steps listed below or with any of our International Educational partners.

Click here to see the Upper York Secondary School Student Handbook.

Student Services

Student Services is dedicated to supporting students and faculty in maintaining the highest standard of academic excellence. This is provided through innovative attitudes, individualized attention, long-term planning, and coordinated efforts. The University Admissions Department works closely with Senior School students during their final years at UYSS. Its mission is to provide guidance and counselling for every graduate. The ever-changing university information is shared on a timely basis with students, parents and faculty.

University Placement Program
  • Advice on course selections (Grades 11 and 12)
  • Information on university choices
  • Student information sessions that coincide with key application cycles
  • Onsite presentations from university representatives (over 25 from North America, United Kingdom and abroad)
  • Student support with the application, admissions and scholarship processes
  • Parent/Student information sessions
  • One-on-one counselling
  • University Placement Rate

Application Process

Complete the International Student Application Form. There is no closing date as applications are processed throughout the year. However, you are advised to apply well in advance because there could be delays when applying for a Canadian Study Permit.

Send your completed International Student Application Form with all supporting documentation and the required application fee to the Admissions Office.

Supporting documentation includes:

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS or any other internationally recognized English test)
  • Academic Transcripts for previous schools you had attended

Resume (If you have any employment experience)

We will evaluate your application: based on your academic qualifications and English language skills for your chosen program of study.

We will confirm the receipt of your application. If your application is successful, we will create a package for you, which will include the following:

  • Correspondence indicating the program to which you have been admitted and the starting date of the program.
  • We will indicate any conditions that must be fulfilled before enrollment can be confirmed.
  • An invoice for tuition fees and other charges.
  • Student services information, including health insurance, accommodation, etc.

Information on applying for the necessary Temporary Resident Visa and Study Permit.

In order to accept the offer of a placement in one of our programs it will be necessary to pay the tuition fees and other charges due. This will include the registration fee and tuition, usually for the first academic year. Payment of the amount due should be made in Canadian dollars by bank draft, money order or T/T wire transfer. Payment by cash or credit card can be made in person or on your behalf by a relative living in Canada. After receipt of your tuition fees we will send you the official Letter of Acceptance and a tuition fee receipt or tuition fee deposit receipt that are needed to apply for a Student.

Apply for your Student Visa at the appropriate Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate in your country. The processing time will vary and it is best to apply as soon as possible. The main requirements Student Visa are:


  1. Completed Form: Application for a Study Permit
  2. Proof of Acceptance (This is the original Letter of Acceptance issued by the School you intend to enroll)
  3. Proof of Identity (A valid passport and four additional passport-sized photos)
  4. Proof of Financial Support (You must be able to prove that you will be able to support yourself financially while you are in Canada)
  5. A medical evaluation as required by regulations for certain countries.

Exact details regarding Study Permit can be obtained from the nearest Canadian diplomatic mission.

After your application for a Study Permit has been approved by the Canadian Embassy, you are ready to plan your move to Canada, the student services coordinators at the school our able to help you with this transition and will be pleased to assist with all details of your move.

When you enter Canada, you must:


  • Satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your studies
  • Have been accepted by UYSS
  • Prove that you have enough money during your stay in Canada to pay for tuition fees, living expenses for yourself and accompanying family members, and return transportation for yourself and accompanying family members.

Welcome to Canada!! You need to contact the School and register for your semester after you arrive in Toronto.

Key Dates

International Students Arrive
August 15th, 2018

Summer Semester - First Half (4 Weeks)
July 2nd, 2018 - July 28th, 2018

Summer Semester - Second Half (4 Weeks)
August 8th, 2018 - August 31st, 2018

Fall Semester (12 Weeks)
September 4th, 2018 - November 23rd, 2018
Fall Holiday (1 Week)
November 11th, 2018 - December 2nd, 2018

Winter Semester - First Half (3 Weeks)
December 3rd, 2018 - December 21st, 2018

Winter Holiday (2 Weeks)
December 22nd, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
Winter Semester - 2nd Half (9 Weeks)
January 7th, 2019 - March 8th, 2019

Spring Holiday (1 Week)
March 9th, 2019 - March 17th, 2019

Spring Semester (15 Weeks)
March 18th, 2019 - June 28th, 2019

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