Introduction to Farmstay in Canada (Ranchstay in Canada)

Farmstay in Canada for Europeans

Are you looking for an unique work abroad program in Canada? Do you love the outdoors and want to experience rural life? A farmstay program is a great way to enjoy daily life on a Canadian farm!

1. What is a farmstay in Canada?

Farmstay in Canada is a program set in the beautiful landscapes and wilderness of Canada. This is an unpaid work exchange program where you live with a family and assist in the day to day upkeep of their family farm. You will be involved in daily farming life such as gardening, harvesting, caring and feeding of animals and other duties.

2. Why should I take a farmstay program in Canada?

This farmstay program gives you the opportunity to see the countryside of Canada and to get a natural, rural Canadian experience. You will see the great outdoors, get up close and personal with animals, and try Canadian food, fresh out of the ground. Also will also be able to use your English or French skills in a practical everyday setting.

 3. Who can participate in a farmstay program in Canada?

You must be older than 19 and physically able to perform farm work (this includes being able to lift 20kg). Because you will be outdoors and in contact with livestock,  you must have no animal or wild grass or pollen allergies. English or French skills should be at a lower intermediate level or above.

 4. Where can I take a farmstay in Canada?

Farm work and accommodation placements are available in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

 5. How long is this program?

Minimum placement is 2 weeks, maximum placement is 4 weeks.

 6. Do I need a visa for this program?

No. You may do a farmstay program with a Visitor’s Permit (tourist), provided the placement is 4 weeks or less. But if you want to stay on a farm longer than 4 weeks, you must obtain a work permit before applying for the program.

 7. How much does it cost to apply this program?

Farmstay program fees start at $800 CAD and include registration and placement in on a Canadian farm, accommodation and meals. arrival & transportation information and a certificate of participation.

Are you ready to experience beautiful, natural Canada?

Canadian Farmstay ApplicationIf you have any questions about this farmstay program, please contact us! We have partners across Europe who will be happy to help you! If you are an agent and interested in promoting this Canadian farmstay program, let us know!