What are the best days for arrivals and departures for the 2023-2024 school year?

For students arriving for the Fall (September) Semester, we ask them to arrive between September 1 – September 4, 2023. School begins on September 5.

The Fall Semester ends January 26, 2024. We recommend students plan their flights home between January 27 – 31, 2024.

Students arriving for second semester should plan to arrive January 27 – January 30, 2023.

The school year ends on June 21, 2024. Students can begin to depart after that date as exams should be complete at this time. All students must be gone by June 30, 2024.

 Please note, our host family program ends on June 30, 2024. Students cannot stay past this date. 

What are the school holidays for the 2023-24 Academic School Year in New Brunswick?

Labour Day – September 4
Thanksgiving Day – October 9
Remembrance Day – November 13​
Holiday Break – December 22 to January 9 inclusive​
Family Day – February 19​
March Break – March 4 to March 8 inclusive​
Good Friday – March 29
Easter Monday – April 1

Victoria Day – May 20

Which airport should my student fly into?

We have 3 airports where students can plan to land. Depending on where students are placed, they will be asked to land in one of these three airports:

Who will meet students when they arrive in New Brunswick?

In most instances, students will be met by their host families or a program representative who will take them to their new home. The NBISP has staff acting as airport greeters at the airport to meet all students and to be of assistance, if necessary. Some students (especially those who are arriving on very late flights) may have to spend the night at the airport hotel before departing for their host family. There is no charge for the student’s room at the hotel. You can confirm with your student’s School District representative if the student requires an overnight at the hotel.

Will students be provided with an orientation when they arrive in New Brunswick?

Students participating in the NBISP are given an orientation session within one month of the school start date. The orientation is designed for students to meet other international students in their area, to ask questions, and to learn more about the Program and expectations of the students.

What are the requirements for a student to graduate from a New Brunswick School?

In order for a NBISP student to graduate from a New Brunswick high school, they need to study in a New Brunswick school for at least one year and meet all graduation requirements. Students who wish to graduate should also complete the intent to graduate form prior to their arrival in New Brunswick.

What are the graduation requirements?

In order for an NBISP student to graduate from a New Brunswick high school, they need to study in a New Brunswick school for at least one year and meet all graduation requirements. Students who wish to graduate should also let us know of their intent to graduate prior to their arrival in New Brunswick.

In order to graduate, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Pass 18 out of 20 credits in Grades 11-12, seven of which are compulsory courses listed below
  • Five of these credits must be from Grade 12 courses including English
  • Pass the English Language Proficiency Assessment

Compulsory (must select and pass) courses:

  • English 11 (full-year course, 2 credits)
  • Financial and Workplace Mathematics 11 OR Foundations of Mathematics 11 (1 credit)
  • Science (1 credit) from any of the following: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Introduction to Environmental Science, Robotics & Automated Technology, Automotive Electrical Systems, Introduction to Electronics, Physical Geography, Human Physiology
  • Modern History 11 (1 credit)
  • Fine Arts & Life Role Development (1 credit) from any of the following: Visual Arts, Individual & Family Dynamics, Reading Tutor, Music, Physical Education Leadership, Theatre Arts, Entrepreneurship, Graphic Art & Design, Outdoor Pursuits, Career Exploration, Co-operative Education, Wellness Phys Ed, Nutrition
  • English 12 (1 credit)

Note: Students take five courses per semester. There are 90 credit hours per course per semester.

As of September 2020, grade 10 students will be required to complete 18 credits for graduation in June of 2023, two of which must be Math credits. Numbers, Relations and Functions 10 will be considered a credit and will be a prerequisite for Foundations of Math 11 and which is required for the Pre-Calculus 11 pathway.

Does the insurance provided by NBISP cover pre-existing medical conditions?

Health insurance is provided by Medavie Blue Cross. Information about the coverage is available at: nbispinsurance.ca. Please be advised pre-existing medical conditions and treatment required in New Brunswick as a result of pre-existing conditions are not covered by Medavie Blue Cross insurance. Please see the section of the website entitled “What Your Insurance Policy Does Not Cover” which notes that a sickness or injury that, at the time of departure from their Home Country, might reasonably be expected to require an Insured Person to undergo Medical Treatment, surgery or hospitalization, is not covered.

Can students play school sports in New Brunswick?

International students are eligible to play in New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA) sports. International students must try out for the teams and be selected for the team the same as Canadian students. Please note if you are 19 years of age before September 30th, you will not be eligible to compete in in New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association sports; however, you may still play sports in your local community.

What sports can international students compete in?

NBISP students can compete in 16 NBIAA sanctioned sports including:
Competitive Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Softball Slo-Pitch
Track & Field

Will NBISP staff assist students with their visa and study permit applications?

The NBISP is not able to provide assistance for students to renew their study permits or visas under Bill C-35, a federal law. This Bill makes it illegal for anyone, other than an authorized representative, to conduct business for a fee or other consideration at any stage of an immigration application. The NBISP has carefully selected an accredited local immigration consultant who students can contract to help them apply for these renewals while studying in Canada.

How is the NBISP responding to the Covid-19 outbreak?

The NBISP is in close contact with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and will follow their advice and policies regarding Covid-19. The following GNB Website can also answer further questions: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/biling/coronavirus.html