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Moving to Canada from abroad can be a stressful experience, especially if you don’t know anybody in the Canada to ask for advice or to help you with the transition. The capital has an influx of international students each year, who come to Canada for......

Are you looking to arrange accommodation for an extended spell in Canada, but unsure of the different options on offer? There are a number of subtle but important differences between a live-in landlord who rents out a spare room and a host family (or “homestay......

To keep in line with Canada’s Council guidelines, we are required to inspect our homestays every two years.  If you have been informed that you are due a re-inspection visit, then it is important that you put as much time and effort into this 2nd,......

In the run-up to catching the plane that will take you to a new life of academic study overseas, you could be bursting with excitement. However, there is a risk that, once you have moved into your new, temporary residence, you start longing for home......

As a homestay host, you want every guest that you, to have a great experience in your home. There are lots of small touches that you can add to your home to help them to settle in and feel like part of the family. WHY......

Before coming to Toronto there are some important things you need to do to prepare: 1) Passport and Visa Before you do anything else you should make sure your passport is up to date and you have a visa that will allow you to move......

Students in public universities and colleges in the Vancouver area may be eligible for a discounted transit pass, known as U-Pass BC. Metro Vancouver is divided into 3 zone boundaries, and the U-Pass enables eligible students to travel all 3 zones for under $40 per month......

As a homestay guest, you can expect your own private furnished room in your host family’s home, with a private or shared bathroom. Some hosts also offer the option for two guests to share a room, and every homestay on HomestayBay clearly lists the bedroom......

If you’re coming to Toronto,Vancouver or Montreal as an international student, and you’re planning to stay in homestay accommodation organised through Five Star, you may have a few questions about what the experience is like and what to expect during your time in the city. Here......