Why Choose MLI Homestay?

Be Part of the MLI Homestay Family

What MLI Homestay offers

What students should expect from their homestay

Home environment

A warm, caring environment and encouragement to join in family life and daily activities

Language at home

An English only (for ESL students) or French only (for FSL students) environment at home


A comfortable private bedroom with a comfortable bed (including bedding), a door, window, desk, dresser and closet


3 nutritious meals a day and healthy snacks, with at least one meal eaten as a family

Student support

Support and guidance from the host family for the students as they settle into school and their community


The same respect and attention you would provide a loved one traveling from overseas


How MLI Homestay support students

MLI Homestay has placed thousands of students with caring host families across Canada.


MLI Homestay provides continuous 24/7 emergency support to all students and hosts.


MLI Homestay has dedicated staff supporting our students in communities across Canada.


The MLI Homestay host and application process helps match students with the right hosts.


MLI Homestay hosts are all carefully screened including reference checks, police reports and interviews.

Studying in Canada?


What Past Students Say About MLI Homestay

I think staying in Canada was tough but also worth the experience! Every day I had to face new challenges like language, relationships, study, and more. It was tough, but these experiences made me grow. And Shirley (My host family) was humongous support for me to live through this lovely and challenging stay!


from, Japan

I enjoyed my life in Canada. I hung out with my friends and made many memories. The most favourite thing I did in Canada is Canada Wonderland. I went there with my host family and we had a great time riding the roller coasters.


from, Japan

The time in Canada had a lot of fun and meaningful moment such as communication with many people who I haven’t met before and experience of different culture and lifestyle. Even though I went to Canada under the covid situation, I could achieve many activities like volunteering and enjoy the time in Canada with my host family!


from, Japan

Canadian Communities Hosting International Students

Where would you like to stay in Homestay?

The location in which you chose to study will be an important part of your experience in Canada. MLI Homestay has opportunities in small town, suburban communities and urban cities across Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia for students to study and stay in homestay.

  • Abbotsford
  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Langley
  • Nanaimo
  • New Westminster
  • North Vancouver
  • Richmond
  • Saanich
  • Sooke
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • West Vancouver
  • Abbotsford
  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Langley
  • Nanaimo
  • New Westminster
  • North Vancouver
  • Richmond
  • Saanich
  • Sooke
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • West Vancouver
  • Calgary
  • Red Deer
  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton
  • Brockville
  • Burlington
  • Carleton Place
  • Centre Wellington
  • Collingwood
  • Cornwall
  • Guelph
  • Hamilton
  • Innisfil
  • Kemptville
  • Kitchener
  • Listowel
  • London
  • Markham
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • North Bay
  • Oakville
  • Orangeville
  • Orillia
  • Oshawa
  • Ottawa
  • Owen Sound
  • Perth
  • Peterborough
  • Pickering
  • Renfrew
  • Richmond Hill
  • Russell
  • Smith Falls
  • Stratford
  • Sudbury
  • Thunder Bay
  • Toronto
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Whitby
  • Windsor
  • Wingham
  • Laurentians
  • Montreal

High School

Whether you’re looking for a more academic environment, or specific classes, or a school with great sports, our wide variety of options means we have something for everyone.

Group Programmes

Group Programmes provide an opportunity for students to practice their English, integrate with local students in a high school, experience life with a host family, enjoy unique activities, and have a genuine Canadian cultural experience.

Summer Programmes

Canadian Summer Camps allow students to enjoy all the benefits of overnight camp including swimming, campfires and sunsets with the comforts of sleep cabins You have the space to live, learn and grow.