Homestay Service

Become a homestay host

1) Why become a host?

Hosting international students at your home is a great way to experience cross-cultural exchange, without having to travel! It is a chance to share your own life and tradition while gaining insight on other cultures. As a host family, you will provide students with a safe and comfortable accommodation, but it is not just about renting out a room for some remuneration. Homestay is about accepting students as a part of the family, inviting them to family conversation, meals, community events, and holidays. By being a part of your family, international students will immerse themselves to the Canadian culture and develop their English language skills. It is a truly rewarding experience as your hospitality will become an essential component of our student’s overseas memory.

2) How to become a host family

Step1 : Submit Application

Please complete and submit the host application form.

Step 2: Interview

After we have reviewed your application, we will contact you to arrange an interview. We will discuss some of our regulations, about your family members and your home rules.

Step 3: Background check

All host families are required to submit a background check. Please obtain criminal record checks for all members in the household who are over the age of 18.

Step 4: Wait for match

Once we have received all of your documentation and your application is approved, you will be listed in our host family search list. When we find the best match, you will be contacted for further processing and to confirm that you are able to accommodate the student during the required time. We will then start placing students with you.

3) General requirements

Host families will provide the following to students:
  • Private bedroom with window and desk
  • Three wholesome meals a day and snacks as required
  • Quiet, well-lit and heated study space with good internet (wifi) available
  • Hot water and facilities for bathing
  • Laundry facilities (You may ask the student to do their own laundry using the washer and dryer in your house)
  • Emotional support if the student is suffering from homesickness, difficulties at school, etc.
  • Academic support such as help with homework, communication with teachers, etc.
  • Access to common living areas of the house
  • Interaction with family members and participation in family activities

4) Who we are

At Canada Prime Consulting Ltd., we work closely with study abroad agents, travel agencies, and ESL schools to support international students studying in the Vancouver area. Through our homestay program, international students will expand their world by immersing themselves in Canadian culture and learning the English language, all the while establishing lifelong friendships with host families. We are committed to providing the best cross-cultural environment and resources for both you and the international students. To ensure the quality of our services, we offer a strong support system including a sophisticated matching process, thorough background check, and other counseling services by our professional coordinators.

5) How to apply

To apply, please fill out the form below. We will contact you within 72 hours.