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Student Information

Edmonton Public Schools offers dedicated Homestay services to international students, providing them with the opportunity to live with a Canadian family during their stay in Edmonton. International students thrive in this safe, supportive English-speaking environment. Edmonton Public Schools works with The Canada Homestay Network (CHN) in the provision of Homestay.


We offer:

  • Reputable, carefully selected Edmonton families
  • Comfortable, safe Homestay homes
  • Support and guidance for students
  • Services of relationship managers
  • Custodianship services for students under the age of 18.

Students can access complete information and instructions for applying for Homestay by going to http://www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca/eps.shtml

UPDATE Effective immediately, custodianship will be provided by CHN to all students under the age of 18 applying to the Homestay program. Privately arranged custodianship is no longer allowed for students enrolled in the Homestay program.

Host Family Information

Interested in hosting?

For information on participating as a Homestay family and to complete an online Host Application, please go to: http://www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca/eps.shtml


Information on Homestay and Fees for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 School Years are as follows:

2017-18 School Year

Registration, Placement, Orientation, and Monitoring Fee
(non-refundable)

  $750 CAD
Custodianship Fee

$20/month CAD
($200 for 10 months;
$100 for 5 months)

Airport Fees
Includes both pick-up and drop-off

$100 CAD
Emergency Deposit
(fully refundable if not used)

$500 CAD
Wire Transfer Fees $50 CAD

Homestay Monthly Fees:
      - 13-19 Years Old*

$850 CDN per month
($8,500 for 10 months; $4,250 for 5 months)

  Extra nights in Homestay are at a rate of $35/night

       * For younger students, please contact International Programs for further information.


2018-19 School Year

Effective for the 2018/19 school year, the Homestay program will now offer all-inclusive pricing for all CHN services. Costs will appear on the student’s Homestay invoice as “Homestay Fees” for five or ten month periods. All-inclusive Homestay pricing includes: registration, placement, orientation, monthly monitoring, custodianship, airport pick-up and drop-off, a $500 emergency deposit (refundable at the end of the student’s stay, if not used) and monthly Homestay fees**.

5 Months
      - 13-19 Years Old*

  $5,955 CAD

10 Months
      - 13-19 Years Old*

$10,480 CAD
  Extra nights in Homestay are at a rate of $35/night, and will be invoiced in advance where possible or deducted from the Refundable Security Deposit if necessary.

       * For younger students, please contact International Programs for further information.



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