Canada Homestay Network partners with Conestoga College

Welcome to Canada!

Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for Conestoga College.

In partnership with Conestoga College, CHN provides international students with warm and welcoming homestays and related custodianship services so they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada.

If you wish to stay with a Canadian host family, please review the Student Guide, the Student Participation Agreement, and complete our International Student Homestay Application.

Special Application Instructions for Conestoga Students

1. If you do not know the exact end date of your homestay, please just add 16 weeks to your arrival date;
2. For meal plan options, please select full board (no other options are available at Conestoga College);
3. For Region, please select "Southern Ontario;"
4. For City, please select "Kitchener" for the main Kitchener/Doon Campus; or Cambridge or Waterloo if you are attending those campuses;
5. For School, please select "Conestoga College" and choose the campus that you expect to attend. If you aren't sure, please choose the main Doon/Kitchener campus;
6. In the section on "Extra Services," options such as private bath, internet (included), cable tv and zones are not necessary or applicable for Conestoga.

To arrange your airport pick up, please click here.

For more information about the cost of the program, please refer to our Services and Fees and our Payment Policies and Procedures documents.

You should start the process for your Study Permit with Immigration Canada at once.

Custodianship Services

If you are a student under 18 and are NOT staying with a family friend or relative who is also your Custodian, you MUST register in Conestoga College's Homestay and Custodianship Program managed by Canada Homestay Network.

The first step is to obtain the Parental Appointment of Custodian form from CHN. Please email our local office and request a copy, citing your Student ID and Reservation ID numbers from your application if possible. This form must be signed and notarized in your home country. Once your application and payments are received, you will be sent the notarized Declaration of Custodianship required by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) along with a confirmation letter containing information regarding your host family.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.