Safety Abroad

This area of Canada is well known for four season beauty, ski hills and fresh water sports and recreational activities.

Canada, particularly Simcoe County, is a very safe place for International Students to live and study. Students find area residents friendly and eager to help. However, regardless of where one travels, it is important to take basic safety precautions. As such, the Simcoe County District School Board has put together a few useful tips to make sure your time with us is safe, positive and problem-free.

Safety Abroad

  • Before you arrive in Canada

  • General Tips

  • Getting help while you study in Canada

  • Protect Your Identity

  • The laws in Canada may be different from those in your home country

  • Sales Tax and Shopping

  • Smoking

  • Discrimination and equity

  • Public transportation

If you are experiencing any concerns about safety, mental or physical health issues, or discrimination and harassment, the SCDSB International program team will provide you with support and guidance, and refer you to appropriate community resources. If you have questions about any of these issues, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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