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A unique, all-inclusive student housing opportunity coast-to-coast

Stay with a local family minutes from your high school, college or university

A unique, affordable student housing solution

When students feel like family, they feel more like students. For 25 years, the Canada Homestay Network (CHN) has connected tens of thousands of international students with Canadian families.

If you’re looking for flexible, affordable accommodation that is safe, secure and close to your college or university, we have a home for you! You can be as independent as you like, or choose the care, support, and comfort of becoming part of your host’s family.

I think it’s important to tell people how wonderful the experience is. I got to know new people that I will never forget.

Maria S.

My homestay mother made me feel like part of the family.

Carol H.

Being part of my homestay family made me feel very safe and comfortable so I could focus on my studies.

Jake C.

With homestay, students have choices – be as independent as you like, or become a member of the family you live with.


CHN fees are less expensive than most on-campus options and include a private, furnished room, meal plans, and amenities like laundry and WiFi.


Stay durations can be by the week, semester, or full academic year. CHN strives to ensure homestays are no more than 30 to 45 minutes public-transit travel time from colleges and universities. Special COVID-19 refund policy for peace-of-mind.


CHN hosts are carefully screened through our comprehensive due diligence process, which involves interviews, reference checks and criminal record checks.

Why choose Canada Homestay Network?

  • Family-run, non-profit, Canadian business

  • Flexible programs

  • Short- & long-term stays

  • 24/7 support

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.

Connect with a CHN team member! We’ll help you learn if homestay is the right fit for you, and let you know about pricing  and availability.

Email or call 1 877 441 4443.

Apply now for homestay!