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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 2018/19 and 2019/20 School Years are as follows:

The Homestay program offers 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. For short-term study periods, see Tuition and Fees and contact International Programs directly.

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), admin fee and monthly Homestay fees**.



2018-19 School Year

10 Months
      - 13-19 Years Old

$10,480 CAD

5 Months
      - 13-19 Years Old

$5,955 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.



2019-20 School Year

10 Months
      - 13-19 Years Old

$10,755 CAD

5 Months
      - 13-19 Years Old

$6,105 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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