MLI Homestay

Become Part of Our Growing Team!

MLI Homestay works in over 100 communities across Canada and we continue to grow and expand our reach each year. We are always looking for enthusiastic, globally-minded professionals to join our regional teams, who are integral in providing host families and visitors with incredible cultural experiences and highlighting the best of what Canadian cities and towns have to offer.

Current Opportunities

Bilingual Local Coordinator Residing in York Region, Markham and Scarborough with Mandarin Language Proficiency

Job Description:


“Join Our Team! MLI Homestay Seeks Bilingual Local Coordinator Residing in York Region, Markham and Scarborough with Mandarin Language Proficiency!”


  • We provide meaningful learning experiences across Canada for international students, local families, and our own team in their lifelong journeys of learning.
  • The role of the Local Coordinator involves locating AND RECRUITING, selecting and orienting host families before the students’ arrival, matching students with host families, monitoring homestay placements during students’ stay, and responding to any incidents for all group and long-term homestay requirements in the region.
  • As Local Coordinator, you will be acting as local custodian for the students and will help support students through their experience and share updates with the Head Office and natural families.
  • In addition, the candidate will work with the Homestay Management team to ensure a consistently high quality of service in delivering homestay experiences.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Point of contact for homestay families based in the region (providing advice and support whenever necessary)
  • RECRUITMENT, selection, and orientation of host families for long-term student placements
  • Growth and management of the host family database
  • Completing profiles for each family and screening families to ensure families meet the criteria to host and have completed a recent police background check.
  • Matching students with appropriate host families
  • Monitoring homestay placements during students’ stay.
  • Providing support to host families and students, as problems arise.
  • Completing monthly reports and necessary incident reports
  • Providing guidance and support to homestay families and students
  • Solving host family concerns
  • Working with the management team to ensure consistency and quality in service.
  • Handling of daily inquiries by host families

Work Experience required:

  • Experience in the sales, travel and/or education fields
  • Any type of youth and counselling work is an asset.


  • Bi-lingual: English/Mandarin with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Cantonese Language proficiency is an asset
  • Must reside in York Region
  • Must have valid Work Permit
  • The position requires a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
  • The Position will require someone willing to take calls and follow up on student/host issues outside of standard work hours or in emergency situations as necessary.


  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems
  • Ability to remain calm in crisis situations
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Diplomatic and professional
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office applications
  • Must have a functional PC/laptop with MS Office and SMART cell phone

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $2,000-$3,000 per month

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