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FarmStay Program

Experience life on a farm

No experience required! Stay with a farm family and participate in daily activities in rural Canada. Make new friendships, improve your English, and learn about Canadian culture and farming practices.

Available FarmStay Options

Crop | Beef & Crop | Beef Ranches w/ Work Horses
Organic Farms | Small Farms 

Best arrival times

All year long. Farming season is most active from April to November.

Length of stay

3-12 Weeks

Requirements

• 18 and older
• Good physical & mental health
• Basic English Abilliy
• Open to new ideas
• Free of a criminal record

Host families

Our host families live across Canada, but most are in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Most placements are crop or mixed farms raising beef cattle and processing crops. We also have organic and dairy farms and cow ranches that use working horses.
All families are different; some have young children, some are older couples, and some have several generations farming together. Some families are involved in sports, such as baseball, hockey and curling. Other families might have interests in music and art, hunting, or fishing. Some might be a part of community clubs or Churches. Canadians are friendly, open-minded, and happy to welcome people from other countries.
Our host families are screened, and we maintain good connections with them throughout your time with them. Farmstay participants are involved as adult members of the host family. They learn about Canadian culture and different ways of living in Canada. While on the farm, you’ll experience wide open spaces, the famous prairie skies and even the iconic Rocky Mountains. Not to mention all the wildlife that lives in the area.

HOUSing & meals

You will have a private room in either the family home or a second home on the farmyard. (If you come with a friend or a partner, you may share a room). The host family will provide your food. You might help with cooking or even get to cook for yourself from time to time. If you go out to special events or for restaurant meals, you would pay those costs yourself.