Become a Homestay Family

The Palliser Homestay Program offers international students a caring home environment while they’re in Canada studying at one of the Palliser Regional Schools. The support of a homestay host family adds to an engaging learning experience and a rich cultural immersion, making memories that will last a lifetime. We make every effort to carefully match individual students with caring, competent and involved families, in an effort to enhance a great learning experience.

Some homestay families are two parent families with children, some have no children, and some are single parent families. If your family enjoys meeting people from other cultures and being involved in recreational and community activities this may be an opportunity to gain new insights and build meaningful friendships.

All Palliser homestay host families:

  • are fully screened to determine suitability
  • have completed a Homestay Family Inspection
  • have submitted to a reference check
  • have submitted current Criminal Records Check (a police information check of each adult aged 16 or older, residing in the home)
  • are eager to receive an international student into their home

Our staff make every effort to place students in families that are currently connected to the school where the student will be studying. For information on how to become a homestay host family, please contact us.


About Vulcan Community Health Care Mentorship Program: Students were mentored by doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, health care aides, lab technicians as well as dental assistants and dentists. Throughout the Mentorship Program, students completed a culminating activity that explored the fields they are interested in and what they may need to get there. Each project is as unique as the ladies who created it. The entire experience began with the students exploring what they wanted to gain knowledge about. They created their driving questions. Why did they want this? What could they learn from their mentor? Their projects continually evolved as they dove deeper and their curiosity created new driving questions.

Mrs. Porath, Teacher

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