International Students

Earn Your Canadian High School Diploma Online

Dedicated to helping students around the world get their OSSD. We provide flexible online courses and online tutoring to match your needs.

Value Of A Canadian Education

Sustained immigration over the last 10 years makes the Canadian population one of the most multicultural in the world, with 20% of all the people who live in Canada foreign-born. Due to the large percentage of immigrants, Canada is also known as the world’s most tolerant country and a place where people from various countries, cultures, ethnic groups and religions can feel comfortable together. Canada is unequivocally one of the world’s most socially progressive countries in the world.

Canada is the second largest country in the world and offers expats a warm welcome as well as great job opportunities. Furthermore, Canada is one of the safest countries to live in, and many expats come to live in Canada because of the great quality of life the country has to offer.

In Canada, education is typically seen as an investment that will lead to future benefits for both the individual and society. One of these benefits is increased employability. There is a strong relationship between income and education, as high-income Canadians tend to be highly educated.

  • Canada ranks 1st in the world in access to advanced education, due in part to the country’s 27 globally ranked universities
  • Canada ranks 1st among 34 OECD countries in the proportion of 25-64-year-olds with a college/university education
  • Canadian students are among the top performers around the globe, ranking 4th in the world in the categories of reading, writing, and problem-solving
  • Women spend an average of 15.5 years in school
  • Canada spends more on education (per capita) than any other country in the G8 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States)
  • All universities and colleges accept international students for undergraduate and postgraduate programs

Apply to Universities and Colleges in Canada and Around the Globe:

Upon the completion of all required courses at OES, students will graduate and receive the Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD), which is recognized in Canada and across the globe. Canada’s universities maintain high standards of academic excellence and are consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. Students who hold a Canadian high school diploma have a much easier time overall when applying to these universities.

An international student does not require a study permit in order to take online courses at Ontario eSecondary School. However, if you plan to physically enter Canada in order to study, you may need a specific visa or permit. OES does not provide these services. Please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada for more information on entrance and residency permits and visas.

  1. The student must forward a copy of their government-issued ID to Acceptable examples include passport, driver’s licence, or birth certificate.
  2. When taking a course that requires a prerequisite, OES requires a copy of the student’s official transcript to prove he or she has met the equivalent of the prerequisite course requirement. If the student’s transcript is not written in English, an English translation of the transcript along with the original must be submitted to OES at
  3. Proficiency in English is a requirement of all students who take courses with OES. Students may be required to complete the English Language Placement Assessment in order to determine their level of English language competency for enrollment.

If you are an international student and have completed IELTS and/or TOEFL please provide us with this documentation with a score of 4.0 or above, however if you have not completed it you are not required to complete it for OES admission.

As a part of the admission process, you will be expected to pass the OES English proficiency assessment that will help us determine your ability to read, write and comprehend the English language so you can succeed in all of our courses.

Note: Certain colleges and universities in Canada do not require international students to take the IELTS and TOEFL test if a student has an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.


Before we can begin your enrolment please be advised that all international students require an Equivalency or PLAR assessment (including the above mentioned OES English competency test and subject matter testing for course-level placement).

The fee for our assessment is $250.00 CDN and includes the following:

  • Professional Services
  • Creation of OEN (Ontario Education Number)
  • Creation of OSR (Ontario Student Record)
  • Equivalency Assessment results
  • Grading of OES English competency examination
  • Guidance towards completing of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Tuition for international students (any subject, any grade) is $795 CDN and includes all materials, tests, examinations, and communications — and GradeSlam access which is a 24/7 on-demand online tutoring service, included in your tuition.

Please complete the contact form identifying yourself as an international student and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Student Stories


Venetsiya is a graduate of Ontario eSecondary School. She was an international student that earned her Ontario Secondary School Diploma through OES and was able to apply to study medicine as a result. OES is a great option for international students who need to earn credits from a Canadian institution or an Ontario accredited institution in order to be considered for some post-secondary studies. Don’t just take it from us though, hear it from Venetsiya!

Read more about her experience here

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  • As this program offers, it's a way for anyone to obtain credits through an method with 24/7 assistance with an on-demand, unlimited and fully online tutoring service. Fast and accessible as you work at your own pace to fit your schedule.

    I was given a yearly time period to complete a course and finished within 3-4 months. Your assigned teacher isn't obligated to delegate you, but just like any field of learning. There're expectations and deadlines.

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    Raymond Chan

    My son recently completed Challenge and Change, a grade 12 social science course from overseas. His experience from registration, through to course work, exam competition and facilitating his grade to his transcript was exceptional, responsive, and professional. His teacher Mara was more engaged than many of his previous in-person teachers. Thank you!!!

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    Jody Young

    This was a very great experience and I really enjoyed. It had comfortable timeline, great teachers and they helped me a lot to understand and learn.

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    Excellent program and support from my son's kind teacher and other great staff. Love the tutoring service available as well. Fun novel and projects!

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  • I had a great experience, my teacher was quick to respond and considerate of my needs as a student, and I'm very glad I decided to take courses from this program. highly recommend to anyone that's looking to get a few extra credits

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    Maia Kalev

    OES is a highly professional online post secondary school which enables anyone to be able to earn high school credits or even upgrade high school marks. The administration, staff and teachers are all extremely helpful and supportive. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone!!!
    Thank you OES!!! 😄

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    Linda Sirota

    Amazing school experience where the teachers are there to help facilitate learning and excellence, not to put their students down, like many teachers do. I re-took grade 11 university functions and received a much better education and final grade than my experience in public schooling in Southern Ontario. I would highly recommend this if you are organized and can meet your own deadlines.

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    Derek Ford

    One of the best school and experience I had.
    Easy and comfortable timeline, professional teachers and principal, they did help me a lot to pass everything and explaining everything nice and easy to me regarding my deadline. They do have a 24 hour tutors that can help you to explain at any time I like it I don’t know what to say more but it’s one of the best school.

    Thank you

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  • Ontario eSecondary School is by far the best online learning academy in Ontario. My teacher was very great as he was easily accessible, had very fast response times, and was extremely friendly. He even had the chance to do our live meeting on Thanksgiving Monday! The course content for the class I took was great, and will be very beneficial for post-secondary learning. It was amazing that they provided free online tutoring for students, that feature really stood out to me when selecting OES for this course. You will not regret taking a course here!

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    Julia Mesburis

    taking a Calculus course with this school was really easy and the support team and the teacher was there for me all the time. the teacher also was very helpfull in explaining idea.

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    Saad Almekhlef

    Super fast responses, easy registration. It was a pleasure interacting with them!

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    Meghan Ignatesc

    It was a great experience! I took Economics, the teacher was super helpful and was always ready to help. The course material was great! Overall it was a good learning time and I did very well in the course as well!

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  • I took a high school course with his institution in order to qualify for the college program I wanted to take.

    The administrative staff and instructors were all very congenial and swift in their responses. Access to tutoring is phenomenal and I have nothing but praise for my experience with this educational provider.

    Thank you OES!

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    Lacey Williams

    The teachers are really great and understanding. The content is explained very carefully and the courses are flexible. 5 stars!

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    Sagar Raithatha

    My daughter needed to upgrade her math mark and the school's program was excellent and her teacher Mr. Haque was amazing as well providing guidance where necessary. Overall a great experience and would use them again if needed!

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    Sean Neil

    I completed a Grade 11 University Physics class with OES which was required for a college program that I was looking to pursue.

    My experience was fantastic; the opportunity that OES gives you to learn at your own pace is really great! The tools material provided to assist you in learning are more than adequate. They provide a free online tutoring service which is extremely helpful in a pinch!

    Everyone, including my teacher and the administration, was so helpful especially Mara (Program Admin)! She was always available to assist me with any questions/requests I had. Thank you OES!

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