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Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Canada

Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Canada.

The cost of accommodation in Canada varies depending on where you choose to study your degree course.

There are three main types of accommodation:

• Homestay – a stay with a Canadian family
• University accommodation – such as halls of residence, dormitories
• Private accommodation – house and flat rentals

The cost of student accommodation varies from province to province and city to city, but costs in Canada are considered reasonable. In homestays you can expect to pay an initial placement fee of up to 200 CDN (£100) and then pay between 400 (£210) and 800 CDN (£420) a month.

The average cost of residence/dormitory rooms in Canada is between 3,000 (£1560) and 7,500 CDN (£3900) per academic year – this is the cheapest and most popular option for international students. Dorms will have shared bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities, and will usually be separated by gender.

The cost of living in Canada is considered cheaper than places such as the UK and many other western countries.