Accommodation FormAt CEIBC, we provide many options to help our students find a home away from home. We aim to provide convenient accommodations, allowing you to focus on academic and personal growth.

Housing and accommodations in Canada

Canadian students often choose to live on campus during their 1st year of post-secondary education. As an international student, this option may appeal to you, too. It’s a great way to meet friends and connect with other students.

If you’re sending your child to Canada for high school and/or exchange programs, they’ll likely stay with a Canadian family as part of a homestay program. Some private high schools in Canada offer dormitory housing to allow students to live, eat and sleep at the school.

This section answers important questions about college and university housing, including:

Living on Campus

  • Living Off-Campus in Private Housing

Living on Campus at College or University

If you live in college or university housing on or near your campus, this is called “living in residence.”

If you come to Canada for 1 or 2 semesters only, living in residence can be easier than finding your own housing off-campus. A room in residence will be furnished with a bed, shelves and a desk. The cost of living in residence often includes the option of adding a meal plan, so you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner on campus.

Residence Room Options

Your room in residence may be single or shared. A shared room costs less than a single room. Some universities offer only shared rooms for Freshmen.

When you live in residence, you have access to:

  • Your private room
  • A shared bathroom (toilet, sink, bathtub or shower)
  • A kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free wifi (in most cases)

Some universities also offer apartment-style residence buildings where you can live with other students in an apartment. An apartment includes its own kitchen and bathroom.

Benefits of Residence

The benefits of living in residence include:

  • Easy access to the campus and library
  • Less need for transportation
  • Chance to make friends
  • A smoother transition to living as a student in your new country

When you register at your college or university, you can determine the cost of living in residence and decide if this option works for you.

Living off Campus in Private Housing

If you choose to live off-campus, the rental price may be lower than living in residence. Keep in mind, however, that you’ll need to pay for additional items, including:

  • Furniture (unless the apartment is furnished)
  • Bedding and towels
  • Cooking utensils for the kitchen
  • Food and cleaning supplies
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Internet connection
  • Cable television or streaming service

Laundry machines may be available onsite. If not, you can take your clothing to a laundromat and pay to wash and dry your clothes.

The benefits of living in private housing can include feeling that you:

  • Have more freedom
  • Have more privacy
  • Are integrating into Canadian society

You may also find that shared housing options will save you money.

How to Find Private Housing

Your university or college may have a housing office that helps students find housing. The student union or student association on campus is another good source of information. They may offer an online list of private housing near the campus.

  • Canadians who own properties near large university campuses may rent rooms or apartments in their home to students.
  • Apartment buildings that specialize in renting to students often exist near universities and colleges.

Please Note:-
CEIBC does not review the rental listing and the posters. Students should do their own evaluation of each ad. The prices and conditions are not part of CEIBC tuition and should be negotiated directly by the student with the provider.

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