Host Family Application

Become a host family and welcome an international student.

CAS is looking for host families to receive international students who may stay for one month, one semester, one year or an amount of time in-between. 

Remuneration, depending on length of stay is offered to offset the student’s living costs.


Homestay families willing to open their hearts and homes to these international students are asked to provide the following amenities:


  • Private bedroom
  • Three or two wholesome meals a day and snacks as required
  • Quite, well-lit and heated study space
  • Access to the common living areas of the house
  • Hot water and facilities for bathing
  • Laundry 
  • Emotional and academic support
  • Interaction with family members
  • Participation in family activities
  • Internet connection


Becoming a homestay family for the International Education Program offers a range of benefits. They include:


  • Learning about other cultures, traditions and customs
  • Having the opportunity to experience a cultural exchange in the comfort of your own home
  • Seeing our own Canadian culture through the eyes of an international student
  • Making a difference in the life of a young citizen of the world
  • Receiving a monthly stipend to support groceries and quality of life activities
  • Encouraging families to spend moire time doing things together 
  • Developing a lasting friendship with the International student and his or her family
  • Acquiring an interest in a new culture that could lead to new travel and language learning opportunities for you and your children.

Apply to become a homestay family