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Coquitlam International Education Program


We are currently taking registration for 2019/20 and 2020/21 school year!

The Coquitlam School District’s International Education Program provides an opportunity for students outside of Canada to enter our school district where they can learn English while pursuing academic and career programs. Students worldwide receive valuable learning experiences by studying abroad, not only through improving their English language skills, but also by making lifelong international friends and absorbing the Canadian culture, all in beautiful British Columbia.

The Coquitlam International program fosters the building of friendships between Canadian and international students and their families through the sharing of experiences and backgrounds. It further enhances school environments by exploring cultural diversity and broadening global understanding.

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NEWS: Virtual kidnapping scheme surfacing again, RCMP warn

An extortion scheme that deceives victims into believing their loved ones have been kidnapped is surfacing once again, warns the Lower Mainland RCMP.

In August 2017, a joint task force was created to address and coordinate information about the telecommunications fraud that targeted Chinese foreign nationals. Working closely with the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and post-secondary institutions, the RCMP launched a public education campaign detailing how the scheme worked. In December, a recording of an automated call used by the suspects was also released in Mandarin.

To read more, visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police or view the RCMP Booklet available in English and Mandarian.

Why Study in Coquitlam?

Consistently rated by British Columbia Ministry of Education as one of the best districts in the province

New "state-of-the-art" schools with the latest equipment and technology

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Fraser River in scenic natural surroundings - close to Vancouver and Whistler

Tradition of over 56 years of academic excellence and scholarships

Most successful International Education Program in Canada

Long-Term and Short-Term Programs

Many programs are available for International Students throughout the school year. Full year programs for 10 months with students integrated into regular Canadian …

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Our Coquitlam Schools

Coquitlam School District is the third largest of the 60 B.C. districts, and we are the largest employer in the municipalities we serve. We have over 4,000 full-time and part-time employees …

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Shawn Silverstone, Coquitlam School District Marketing Manager of International Education, received the BCCIE Excellence in International Education Marketing Award.


Patricia Gartland, Coquitlam School District Superintendent/Director of International Education, received the prestigious BCCIE International Education Distinguished Leadership Award.


IELTS Test Venue

Coquitlam School District is an authorized IELTS Test Venue. To register for a future academic test time, click here.

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