Kindergarten Registration

Registering for Kindergarten

Your child is about to begin an amazing journey. 

This is where it starts.

Registering for Kindergarten is easy. 

  1. Find your child’s school
  2. Complete the online registration form
  3. Submit supporting documents

More information can be found below.

Before you begin…

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Do you have a temporary status in Canada?

  • Diplomat
  • Refugee
  • Military/NATO Orders
  • Parent on a Study Permit
  • Parent with a Visitor Visa
  • Parent on a Work Permit

If so, please email [email protected] or call 613-596-8731 to submit your immigration documents.

Do you have difficulty reading or understanding English?

The OCDSB Family Reception Centre is designed to help if English is not your first language. Staff can also assist with new Permanent Residents to Canada, families returning from abroad or transferring from a French language school board. Please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.

 Step 1  Find Your School   find your school logo

Where your child goes to school depends on where they live. Insert your address into our School Locator to find your school. Students can also choose to attend our virtual school.

If you want your child to attend a different school, you must apply for a cross-boundary transfer. Learn more about the process. Please note, not all transfers are approved.

  Step 2  COMPLETE Registration Form  registration form icon
Important: Before you proceed, if you have a Refugee, Diplomat, Work Permit or Study Permit temporary status in Canada, call 613-596-8731 to submit your immigration documents.

Once you know your school, you can complete our online registration form using a computer. The form cannot be completed using a phone or tablet.

  Step 3  Collect Documents

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After you complete the online form, you will be sent an email with further instructions.

Parents/Caregivers will need to submit documents to provide their child’s proof of age (one document) and address (two documents). These can be shared through an online form or brought to the school to confirm.

Child’s Proof of Age (1 of the following documents)

  • Birth certificate
  • Permanent Resident card or Confirmation of Permanent Resident Landing paper
  • Registration of birth or Hospital Letter
  • Passport
  • Baptismal Record

Proof of address (2 documents)

  • Purchase of home sale agreement or rent/lease agreement (required) 

AND (1 of the following)

  • Tax bill
  • Assessment notice
  • Bank statement
  • Current utility bill (hydro, gas, phone, Internet, cable)
  • Home Insurance policy
  • Car Insurance policy (Driver’s license not accepted)

Custody or Access Arrangements

We have experience working with a variety of family or guardianship arrangements.

If applicable, please submit all documents pertaining to custody and access, including a custody agreement and/or court order documentation.

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