Hosting with the International Rural Exchange program can be a very enlightening, worthwhile experience. Host families are given the opportunity to learn about different cultures and farming techniques, while receiving valuable farm help.
International Rural Exchange is a non-profit organization that aims for each participant to leave Canada with a positive view of the farming industry, people and culture of Canada. From the outset, we want to be clear that the International Rural Exchange is not an employment agency. Rather, we facilitate learning for both trainee and host in agriculture, as well as cross-cultural understanding.