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International Student Program (ISP)
Host Families Needed

Expand your family, Expand your World!

Full-year, half-year and short term respite familes needed

Looking for caring homes of all kinds

Goals of the Program

The goal of the program is cultural integration and experience.  As a host family, you will be responsible for exposing the student to as many new Canadian experiences as you can.  You can involve the student in everything from grocery shopping to family special events to hiking or walking in the parks.  Just share and show the student what your life in Canada is like.

About You and Your Family

  • You have time and space to share with an international student
  • You can spend time together, do activities and show the Canadian way of life
  • You may have children who are eager to learn about another culture
  • You can provide a separate bedroom for the student(s) for the entire program
  • You are able to facilitate transportation as needed (i.e. pick up from activities)
  • You will provide three meals per day (including lunches for school) and suitable snacks
  • You are willing to submit to a criminal record check and an interview / home inspection by our Homestay Coordinator


  • Host families receive a tax-free allowance of $800 per month per student (maximum 2 students).
  • Partial months are compensated on a per night basis.  If the student is in your home for less than the full month, the amount will be pro-rated by 1/30th for each night the student is not with you.
  • Direct Deposit payments will appear in your bank account on the Tuesday following the second Friday of the month.  For example, compensation for the month of January would be deposited on the Tuesday following the second Friday in January.  


  • Homestay coordinator support
  • Academic support for International Principal
  • International student activities on Pro-D days
  • Weekend and/or vaction coverage or emergency respite coverage can be arranged.

How to Apply

  1. Click on Host Family Homestay Application Form
  2. Fill out the form
  3. Save As ... the form to your computer
  4. Email the form to as an attachment

  •  If computers are not your thing, just call us!  250-770-7700