We're always interested in having new families join our Homestay Program, and opportunities to host students are available year round. If you're interested in applying please contact the Homestay office at 604-323-5696 to book a home interview, or send us an email at homestay@langara.ca.

After the interview with one of our Homestay Coordinators, all host families need to undergo a mandatory criminal records background check for each household member who is 19 or older. In order to facilitate this process Langara has partnered with SterlingBackcheck, a company that offers an online screening process that is convenient and reasonably priced ($34 per person).

To initiate the background check process, click on the link below. You will be taken to a page with a dropdown menu with two options. Please note:

Please select the "E-Pic" option, regardless of the age of the applicant.

After you have selected the kind of backcheck you are applying for, click on "Start my check" to begin the process.

Click here to start your Criminal Records Check.

Again, please note that families should only begin the background check process after completing a home interview with one of our coordinators. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Homestay office at 604-323-5696 or homestay@langara.ca.