Welcome to Canada!
Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for Vancouver Island University (VIU).
In partnership with VIU, 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.
Contact us for more information about the cost of the program and our Services and Fees documents.
You should start the process for your Study Permit with Immigration Canada at once.
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 VIU’s 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 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) along with a confirmation letter containing information regarding your host family.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.