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Online Registration

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Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) Online Registration Information 

Who should register online through the NWC?

  • Grade 1 to Grade 12 students born in Canada, and who do not speak English as their home language.
  • Kindergarten to Grade 12 students born outside Canada, regardless of language spoken at home. 
  • Parent or legal guardian is neither Canadian nor Permanent Resident


If your child was born in Canada and English is their first language, you will need to register on a different portal. Please click here to learn more about that process. 

If you complete the incorrect form, you will have to re-submit the correct one.


IMPORTANT - Please read prior to starting your application

  • Please only submit your registration once you are living in Vancouver, and you have a confirmed address in Vancouver - a space at a catchment school can only be confirmed once your child resides in the catchment area.
  • Please click here to review other Frequently Asked Questions.  
  • If you require additional support please contact either our Multicultural Liaison Workers or Settlement Workers in Schools teams.   
  • If your child is a CURRENT VSB student, and has an address change, please contact your current school - DO NOT submit a  new registration form. 


Applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year 

  • Accepted on an ongoing basis 

Applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year

  • Accepted as of November 1, 2021 


**The NWC will be closed during the winter break (December 20, 2021 - January 3, 2022). Registrations received during that time will be processed in January in the order in which they were received. **


After you complete the online registration process, you will be required to appear in person at the NWC with your child and your original documents.  A registrar will contact you for this appointment. Please note, NWC visits are by appointment only due to Covid-19 precautions.

In order to receive all correspondence from us regarding your registration status: 

  • ensure your email address is correct on your application
  • check your SPAM/JUNK mail 
  • add nwc@vsb.bc.ca to your contact address book
  • update the location of your email settings to either Canada or North America


Click on the button below to start your registration:

If you have additional questions, please email us at nwc@vsb.bc.ca

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