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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

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


2016-17 School Year

Information on Homestay and Fees for 2016-17 School Year is as follows:

Homestay Registration Fee
(non-refundable)
  $750 CAD
Custodianship Monitoring and Reporting Fee

$200 CAD
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 (10 months @$850 is $8,500)

  Extra nights in Homestay are at a rate of $30/night

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


2017-18 School Year

Information on Homestay and Fees for 2017-18 School Year is as follows:

Registration, Placement, Orientation, and Monitoring Fee
(non-refundable)
  $750 CAD
Custodianship Fee

$200 CAD
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 (10 months @$850 is $8,500)

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

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



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