The British Columbia (BC) Ministry of Education has provided homestay guidelines to all international student programs in British Columbia.  The Comox Valley School District #71 and the Comox Valley International Student Program is a homestay provider adhering to and exceeding the BC Ministry of Education homestay guidelines.

British Columbia K-12 International Student Homestay Guidelines

CVISP Homestay Orientation Package

Host Family Agreement


The Canadian federal government requires all international students under the age of nineteen (19) studying in Canada to have a legal custodian in the Comox Valley.  Legal custodianship is provided by the Comox Valley International Student Program at no charge when an international student resides in a Comox Valley International Student Program homestay family.

If you would like to have a different custodian than the Comox Valley International Student Program (Comox Valley School District #71), complete the form found on the Canadian Federal Government website at:

Custodial Declaration – Custodian for Minor Studying in Canada

The CVISP requires a copy of page 1 and 2 of your Custodial Declaration (CD) on file at all times. Also note that page 2 of the must be completed by your natural parents/guardian and notarized and sent to the CVISP before arrival.

Minor Children Studying in Canada – IRCC Requirements