Canada Homestay Network partners with SWLSB

Welcome to Canada!

Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB).

In partnership with the SWLSB, 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.

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. You will also need to obtain the Qu├ębec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) from Immigration Quebec.

When the CAQ has been received from Immigration Quebec, the custodian of the student must go to SWLSB with:

SWLSB will then complete the registration for the student and apply for the Certificate of Eligibility for the student to attend English school.

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 SWLSB'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.