This research study focused on the challenges and barriers to academic success that immigrant students encounter in their primary grade class. Additionally, the study investigated what resources and initiatives are available in supporting immigrant students. Qualitative research was conducted by collecting data through semi-structured interviews with two participants. Both participants work as teachers with the Peel District School Board in Brampton. From the findings, it is evident immigrant students continue to experience a number of challenges and barriers to academic success. In particular, the English language persists to be the main challenge. The implications of this study indicate a need for improvements to combat the challenges immigrant students encounter to academic success. Two main recommendations emerged demonstrating firstly, a need for more funding to allocate increased ESL (English as a second language) support time and secondly, training and support to encourage teachers’ effective use of available resources.