Students under the age of 19 are considered minors in Nova Scotia and require a custodian. Please click here for more information.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada may require that some persons under the age of 19 applying for a study permit have a Custodian living in the local community in Canada.

In the event that you still do not have a custodian, Acadia University has recently assigned an individual to provide custodianship for emergency cases. Please complete the attached forms along with Government of Canada Custodian Declaration - Parent/Guardian Declaration, found at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/pub/custodian-parent.pdf.


  • Email custodian@acadiau.ca or click here to obtain the custodian information you require to complete your Government of Canada Custodian Declaration.
  • Print the Custodian Declaration form, and complete the form with the information above.
  • Print and complete the Acadia Custodian Request Form.
  • Print and complete the Acadia Terms of Reference Form.
  • Make a copy of your student information section page from your passport

  • When all forms are complete, please forward them to:
    • Mail:
      Recruitment and Student Services
      Box 40 (Custodian Requests)
      31 Acadia Street
      Wolfville, Nova Scotia
      B4P 2R6
    • Fax:
      Faxed signed copies can be sent to 902-585-1092
    • E-Mail:
      Scanned signed copies can be emailed to custodian@acadiau.ca

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 Custodian Request Form

 Custodian Agreement Terms of Reference

 Custodianship Declaration


International Students
Wong International Centre
27 Acadia Street
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6