Edmonton Public Schools

Edmonton Public Schools

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Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for the Edmonton Public Schools (EPS).

In partnership with EPS, 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.

Please contact us for more information about the cost of the program and our Payment Policies and Procedures documents.

You should start the process for your Study Permit with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) at once.

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 EPS’ 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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) along with a confirmation letter containing information regarding your host family.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.

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