Homestay Placement and International Students Services



Marina was so helpful in finding me a great home and helping me when I had health problems. I had a fantastic time in St. Catharines and plan to visit my host family again in the future.

Naoko, International Student, Japan

Ellanies Testimonial


I felt safe with the work of Hospitalite Canada. They always gave me much attention and answered all my questions quickly. I met the homestay co-ordinator on my second day in Canada. She went to school to give more information about medical insurance and homestay program. She was very friendly! She chose a perfect homestay for me. I am enjoying my Canadian family!!!!!!


Elianne, International Student, Brazil


During the past ten years that we have been working together we have found your professionalism to be remarkable. We really appreciate how we can count on your reliability to always get back to us in a speedy manner. Your genuine concern in compatible placement and care for our student guests does not go unnoticed. Keep up the good work.

Linda and Andy, Host Family, St. Catharines

Hills Testimonial


We are writing this as a confirmation of the wonderful experience we have had working with Hospitalité Canada, and especially Marina Wilson. We have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working with Marina in placing homestay students in our home. She has been completely professional and has always been reliable in answering any questions or problems that may arise. The experience with the students has been extremely enjoyable and we are able to communicate even though they have returned to their homelands. We would recommend Marina and Hospitalite Canada with no hesitation.

Mark and Eleanor, Host Family, St. Catharines

We want to thank Mrs. Marina Wilson for her commitment and professionalism as the Homestay Program Director. Due to her seriousness and efficiently, we can confidently offer the families of our school the opportunity to work through Hospitalité Canada. We are sure that our student will be supported in their host family.

Father Mauricio Gaviria Restrepo, Principal,
Medellin, Colombia


Mrs. Wilson of Hospitalite Canada is a kind hearted and conscientious madam and very easy to work with. She has successfully taken charge of arranging our teacher’s homestay accommodations as well as arranging a sightseeing trip to Eastern Canada. Under her earnest hard work and cooperation, the Training Program has been a success. We are looking forward to future work together.

Mr. Qin, Changzhou, China

Carolina Testimonial


Hi everyone! My name is Carolina and I am a seventeen-year-old Spanish girl. It has been a year since I applied for a scholarship offered to those who wanted to study one year in Canada. After a couple of months and lots of tests I received good news: I was accepted in the program! Shortly thereafter, Hospitalité Canada sent me more information about the city, the high school and the people I was going to live with. It was very exciting and also a little bit scary to think that I was going to spend ten months away from my family and friends. I can't hardly remember when I arrived to the airport. I was very tired but Marina kept me and other two students awake by explaining how St. Catharines looked like. I felt welcomed in Canada. I started my adventure with one Canadian Host Family which was lovely and showed me many things but unfortunately was not the best fit for me. I called Marina several times and she gave me support and advice. It made me feel less homesick however, one day I met with Marina after school to talk about the family and I told her that I didn't feel too comfortable with them. Even though it was hard to take the decision of moving, I didn't regret it. I had a lot in common with the new family and we spent eight wonderful months together. Even though the first month away from home was hard, my experience became positive with the support of Marina and Hospitalité Canada. I am glad to say that I have grown so much during my incredible experience in Canada. I wouldn't change it for anything.