Homestay / Residence


A. Homestay

Students live with a Canadian family as one of their family members and experience real Canadian life.

This is one of the most popular accomodation options as it enables students to practice and improve English/French and to discover Canadian culture.

It is very important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of homestay prior to registering.


B. Residence

Students live in an apartment and share kitchen, living room and bathroom with 4-5 other students, which gives students more independence and enables students to practice English/ French with other students and also learn other cultures.

There are also advantages and disadvantages of living in a residence.


C. Duration, Arrival, Extension

The minimum stay at homestay is 3 months and 1 month at residence. However, please contact us for availability and flexibility for shorter period.

Students can request an airport pick-up service on their arrival with an extra cost.

Students need to notify Japan Produce in Montreal for an extension at homestay/ residence 30 days before the contract ends.


D. Accommodation Registration

Please complete the following form Homestay / Residence Registration form to register.

E. Cancellation

<Before arrival to Montreal>

Should a student need to cancel and need a refund, please notify JPM 30 days prior to the departure. The total fees paid for homestay/residence will be refunded. However, accommodation placement fee is not refundable.

<After arrival to Montreal>

Homestay: There is no refund after arrival to Montreal.

Residence: Should a student decide to cancel and want a refund, the student need to notify JPM 30 days prior to the following month starts.

*The accommodation fee for both homestay/ residence options are non-refundable.

Please contact Japan Produce Montreal (JPM) for further information.