We're looking for international student homestay hosts in your community.

Get 24x7 support, a generous allowance to offset expenses, and special health & safety training

When you make the decision to host international students, you make a lasting contribution.

To your family

Positively shape their understanding of the world and its people, make life-long friendships and learn something new every day.

To your community

International students enhance the classroom and community experience of all Canadians, and help support and grow existing programs.

To the student

Provide a healthy, caring environment for students to learn and help them fall in love with your community and Canada.


A Canada Homestay Network host’s perspective

Why Alena Hosts

Homestay Kitchen Podcast, Episode 35

Learn about hosting with Canada Homestay Network from our Managing Director, Jennifer Wilson

Listen to Podcast Part 1

Why choose Canada Homestay Network?

  Family-run, non-profit, Canadian business

  Flexible programs

  Short- & long-term stays

  24/7 support

  Generous allowance to offset expenses

Since 1995, the Canada Homestay Network (CHN) has helped tens of thousands of students find a home away from home in Canada. Over the years we’ve earned a unique reputation for client satisfaction, based on common values, successful experiences, and the highest professional standards in the industry.

Your family can benefit from hosting students

The Canada Homestay Network provides cultural and first-language support to hosts and their students 24×7, a generous allowance to help offset expense and the opportunity to bring the world to your front door!

What you provide:

  • Flexible meal options: Full board (3 meals / day), half board (breakfast & dinner), bed & breakfast, or no meals (just room)
  • Utilities including laundry and internet
  • A private bedroom, desk and closet
  • A patient, caring, and friendly home atmosphere
  • The same guidance and attention you would want for one of your loved ones travelling overseas!

Connect with a CHN team member in your community

Call 1-877-441-4443 ext. 2176 or use this form.