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Newcomer Welcome Centre (NWC) Online Registration Information 

Please register through this site only if:

  • your child was born outside of Canada
  • your primary language at home is not English
  • you and your child are currently residing 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

If your child was born in Canada and English is their first language, please register online by clicking here

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

Please read prior to starting your application

Applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year, which starts in September, are accepted on an ongoing basis

If your child was born in 2017, you can register your child for Kindergarten after November 1, 2021.

School location is based on the catchment you are residing in, but it is not guaranteed. You may use our school locator, which you can access by clicking here to locate your catchment school. If your child’s catchment school is full by the time you submit your application, they will be placed in the next closest school that has space and a program available. Our Center does not have the list of the availability of space for any school

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. 

Please click here to review our Frequently Asked Questions.  


Please click here to watch tutorials on how to complete our online application. If you require additional support please contact either our Multicultural Liaison Workers or Settlement Workers in Schools teams.   

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 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:

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