Canadian immigration may require international students under the age of majority to secure a custodian while they study in Canada. Polar Trails Homestay Program offers custodianship services to international students under the age of 18 staying in a Polar Trails registered homestay or affiliated on-campus residence and attending full time classes at an authorized high school, college, or university program in Manitoba.

Custodianship Services Include

  • Processing the required Government of Canada custodian/guardian declaration agreements, notarization, and couriering documents
  • Monitoring the student’s well-being and performance and communicating any pertinent information to the relevant parties
  • Liaising with the school/college/university, homestay family, and student’s parents
  • Meeting with students on a regular basis for monitoring and assessment purposes
  • Signing school parental permission letters on behalf of the parents upon request
  • Assisting with addressing medical issues and doctor visits when necessary
  • Transport service from airport upon arrival in Winnipeg

Polar Trails Inc. custodians agree to securing safe and appropriate accommodations, living within a reasonable distance from the student and school/college, and will respond to emergency situations when the parents of the student are unable to do so. Please contact Polar Trails Inc. at for further information on the custodianship process and how you can apply.