Who is IPSEA?

The International Public School Education Association (IPSEA) is an association of public schools in BC, Canada that host international students.  Member districts have up to 30 years experience hosting international students that want to Study in Canada, with dedicated and professional staff working to ensure our international guests receive the best Canadian education and experience. We have excellent systems of teaching English Language Learner (ELL) by highly qualified and competent teachers, and we offer homestay programs with careful screening methods and comprehensive systems of support for students and host families.

IPSEA public school districts meet together regularly to discuss issues and strive to develop and promote practices that best serves the needs of our students. Our core values are to recognize the value of international students getting a Canadian education in BC, promote collaboration on standard and ethical recruiting and marketing practices, and support our member-school districts in their pursuit of excellent programming.

IPSEA requires members to provide proof of a clear admission process using the procedures that comply with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) policies, and published rules and expectations for international students.  A clear and published refund policy, care and supervision of the students both in the Canadian schools and the community, and a homestay program that includes placement and supervision of students is required. Member districts must also maintain a system for ensuring all international students have medical insurance in compliance with the BC Medicare Protection Act.

IPSEA Member School Districts:

The following BC Canada school districts are proud members of the International Public School Education Association of BC:

Links to IPSEA school districts can be found through the Where to Study in Canada? page

  • Abbotsford
  • Alberni
  • Burnaby
  • Campbell River
  • Central Okanagan
  • Chilliwack
  • Comox Valley
  • Coquitlam
  • Cowichan Valley
  • Delta
  • Fraser Cascade
  • Greater Victoria
  • Gulf Islands
  • Kamloops-Thompson
  • Kootenay Lake
  • Langley
  • Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows
  • Mission
  • Nanaimo-Ladysmith
  • Nechako Lakes
  • New Westminster
  • North Okanagan-Shuswap
  • North Vancouver
  • Okanagan-Skaha
  • Peace River North
  • Powell River
  • Qualicum
  • Quesnel
  • Richmond
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Saanich
  • Sea to Sky
  • Sooke
  • Southeast Kootenay
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Vernon
  • West Vancouver

Links to IPSEA BC Canada school districts can be found through the Where to Study? page