Homestay hosts are needed in Ottawa, Ontario!

During Canada's 150th, Ottawa continues to welcome the world to its schools. Be an ambassador for Ottawa during Canada’s birthday!

If you live within 45 minutes by public transit of any one of the below schools and can provide an English, French or bilingual environment, you could be an international student homestay host! Canada Homestay Network provides cultural and first language support to hosts and their students 24x7 and a generous allowance ($800 / full month) to offset expenses. Please click here to apply to be a host.

For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact Francine Goldenberg at 613-686-6764 ext. 2071 or ottawainfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

Programs

The following schools will be welcoming students between the ages of 12 and 16, who will be studying English during the school year:

  • Glebe
  • Gloucester
  • Bell
  • Lisgar

The following post-secondary schools are welcoming students ages 16 to adult:

  • Algonquin College

Note: We are always recruiting anglophone, francophone and bilingual hosts to welcome highschool students, adult students and teachers throughout the year!

For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact Francine Goldenberg at 613-686-6764 ext. 2071 or ottawainfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca.

Why host an international student?

Being a homestay host is a rewarding experience. When you make the decision to welcome an international student into your home, you make a lasting contribution to your family, your community and the student. [ learn more ]

Host families who welcome international students into their home:

  • Grow their understanding of the world and its peoples
  • Make life-long friendships
  • Get to share the beauty of their home and community
  • Ensure their local economy benefits from the booming international education industry
  • Receive a generous allowance to offset expenses

International students who live with Canadian families:

  • Learn language and Canadian culture in a healthy, caring environment
  • Get a positive introduction to Canadian family life, which encourages many to apply for permanent residency after graduation
  • Become valuable future partners in trade, political relations and global leadership
  • Bring a broader world-view to their communities back home

For more information about being a Canada Homestay Network host, contact Francine Goldenberg at 613-686-6764 ext. 2071 or ottawainfo@canadahomestaynetwork.ca. Click here to apply!