When I tried to register my son for school, they asked me for immigration papers...

Question: 
When I tried to register my son for school, they asked me for immigration papers. We do not have status in Canada. Does this mean he will not be able to go to school?
Answer: 

It is against the law for a school to refuse to admit a child who is under 18 years of age only because the child or the child's parent or guardian is in Canada without immigration status.

The Education Act says:

A person who is otherwise entitled to be admitted to a school and who is less than eighteen years of age shall not be refused admission because the person or the person's parent or guardian is unlawfully in Canada. (Section 49.1)

The Ministry of Education has told school boards across the province that they cannot refuse to admit children only because their parents do not have immigration papers.

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