Host Family Information

Can I be a Host Family?

host families Thank you for your interest in becoming a Host Family for Elite Canadian Homestay! Our Host Families live in Vancouver and the surrounding areas including North & West Vancouver and Richmond to Chilliwack. Elite has students of varying ages, but the majority of our students are from 12 to 18. At this time, we are offering two programs, a Group Homestay Program which operates in the months of July & August (students stay for 2 to 4 weeks) and our Academic Year Program throughout the school year. The main focus of a student is to improve their Conversational English and learn about Canadian culture. Having a student in your home will give you an opportunity for your family to learn about other cultures and to welcome a new member into your family.

Why should I be a Host Family?

As a Host Family you will benefit greatly from the experience of having an International Student in your home. Listed below are a few of the benefits our Host Families have enjoyed:

Who can be a Host Family?

Host families come from many different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and cultures. Elite Host Families represent the "mosaic culture" of Canadian life, including:

What are the Host Family requirements?

Are their any costs in becoming a Host Family?

Elite Homestay does not require host families to pay any administration or finders fees. Elite covers the cost of the initial host family visit and all administrative fees. However, the Host Family is responsible for the cost of any and all Criminal Record checks that are required. Elite asks for a copy of the Criminal Record check, the host family may keep the original.

If you are interested in becoming a Host Family for Elite Canadian Homestay, please complete the online application below.

Download Host Family Application (pdf)    (doc)