Approved Homestay Providers

Our Board works exclusively with two reputable homestay providers; Canada Homestay Network (CHN) and Dream Homestay Ontario (DHO).

All new International Students are required to find a homestay through either CHN or DHO.

How to Apply for Homestay

Canada Homestay Network

PLEASE NOTE:  During the online application process, if you have chosen CHN as your homestay provider, you will be provided with a link for Canada Homestay Network that will assist you in completing your Homestay application for CHN.

To learn more about the services that CHN providers offer, please visit: Canada Homestay Network

If you have any questions regarding CHN, please email:

Dream Homestay Ontario

PLEASE NOTE:  During the online application process if you have chosen DHO as your homestay provider, please answer YES beside “Require DHO Placement” and answer NO to “Require CHN Homestay”.

To learn more about the services that DHO providers offer, please visit: Dream Homestay Ontario.

If you are interested in Dream Homestay Ontario, please contact them directly via email:


Host an International Student in Your Home!

Our Homestay Provider partners are looking for caring homestay families residing in Burlington, Oakville and Milton to host International Students in their home. Every effort is made to place international students in an appropriate homestay through a process of information gathering to match international students with a compatible family.

Homestay Hosts are expected to:

  • Provide three healthy meals each day, plus snacks
  • Offer a safe home with a private bedroom with a window, bed, desk, and drawers as well as a wireless internet connection
  • Complete a thorough reference check process, including passing a Criminal Record reference check and Vulnerable Sector check
  • Invite the student to participate in your family life and community events
  • Provide the same support and encouragement you would want for one of your loved ones travelling overseas!

The benefits of being a Homestay Host include:

  • Cultivate life-long friendships
  • Share the beauty of your home and community
  • Make a difference in the life of the student, feel proud as you see them thrive and see them reach their potential
  • Receive an allowance to offset expenses
  • Know you’re doing a good deed for the student and their family, your community, the world, as well as your own family!

If you are interested in becoming a host for Canada Homestay Network, please contact:

If you are interested in becoming a host for Dream Homestay Ontario, please contact: