Homestay for Students in Canada

Homestay can be a wonderful experience for international students in Canada.

There are some excellent Canadian families that take a genuine interest in the international students and provide a wealth of experience, care and English language learning to the students.

Homestay is accommodation for students with Canadian families while studying ESL English in Canada.

Students can use the registration form for homestay with a Canadian homestay family.


S & R Homestay in Windsor has paused all homestay until 2021 or the Covid 19 Virus has been contained or eliminated and the local public health has granted a phase 3 re-opening

Example 2020 Student Homestay Residence in Toronto

picture of international student homestay residence


  • 2 private bedrooms $650 each per month with own cable TV
  • Shared bathroom with fellow ESL student
  • Central air conditioning
  • Unlimited high speed Internet and Pentium computer
  • Quite and friendly established west end neighborhood
  • One bus ride to subway, 35 minutes to downtown Toronto
  • Walking distance to Cineplex Theatre and shopping malls
  • Share modern kitchen for meal preparation
  • Laundry facility
  • grocery shopping can be arranged with the Homestay family
  • Smoke free and pet free
Bed Room 1
Student's Bedroom 1
Bed Room #2
Student's Bedroom 2

picture of international student homestay kitchen

Living and dining Room
Living and Dining Room
Student's PC with Internet
Student's PC with unlimited high speed Internet

Student Registration Form for Canada Homestay, ESL schools and tutors

How to Shop for a HOMESTAY in Canada

Questions to Ask

  • Do I receive a written copy of the rules and responsibilities of the homestay?
  • Is my homestay contract with the family, homestay contractor or the school?
  • If there is a problem who do I complain to or ask for a refund?
  • If my homestay is inadequate is seven days notice enough to change?
  • Where is the homestay located?
  • Is commuting time less than 30 minutes?
  • Is the homestay located on a public transportation route?
  • Is the homestay family Native English speakers?
  • How many family members, pets and other ESL students in the house?
  • Do I get a single room, or a shared room?
  • Do I have access to the TV, radio, telephone, Email, computer?
  • How much time will the family spend with me each day?
  • Do I have a choice of food that is served?
  • Will the family prepare food so I do not gain or lose weight ?
  • Can I buy my own lunch ( and/or dinner) and pay less for homestay?
  • Do I have to do my own laundry outside of the homestay?

For Additional information Go to:

FAQS - Frequently Asked Questions about Canada

How to Choose the Best English School

How to List your Homestay Family for 2020-2021

International students have requested a wide variety of accommodations. Some students want; kids, pets, roommates and farm setting. Some students want a single room, downtown, and be able to walk to school. Most requested homestay cities are: Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Niagara Falls, Rocky Mountains Banff, Montreal, Ottawa, PEI, Halifax, Calgary, London, Canada, North America

Canadian Homestay listings should present and explain the house facilities, location and amenities. Pictures and description of the Family homestay, lifestyle and expectations.

For Host Families that want a listing Please include the following information when using the Homestay Registration Form:

Pictures: house, rooms, family
Descriptions: house, family, neighborhood, access to public transportation
Rules: host family rules for the student
Procedures: phone, TV, Internet, Laundry
Activities: what students can expect to be included into.

Prices for a seven day week
1. Room only
2. Room + Breakfast
3. Room + 2 meals a day
4. Room + 3 meals a day

Link to Homestay Registration Form

Online Business & ESL English Classes

COVID 19 has eliminated most in-person classroom ESL, English & Business English classes.

Online classes are an excellent substitute and can be designed for individuals or groups of students.

Online classes use combinations of zoom, whatsapp, facetime, text, voip, email and other platforms.

All ESL in Canada online teachers are Canadian certified and experienced teachers.

Link to Online Business & ESL English Classes

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