Canada is a friendly and a wonderful place and very welcoming, regardless of where you choose to stay in Canada. Indian born students represent one of the biggest ethnic group in the Canada. Canada provides a multitude of living options to suit every taste and budget.
In the first year it is recommended that the students opt for on-campus accommodation or accommodation that is provided by the University or college.
Among the benefits of the accommodation on campus are that it is close to the University/Institution; it provides safe and secure environment; gives you an opportunity to get to know fellow students.
You can choose from traditional student residences that include meals and ensuite bathrooms or dormitory style rooms with common bath rooms. Colleges and universities also offer self-catering halls of residences or apartment blocks, these are generally less expensive compared to the services residences as they do not include food costs. Typical costs can vary from C$ 4,000 – C$ 8,500 for a year.
One of the other options is ‘homestays’ living with a Canadian family can help the students to understand the life in Canada much easily and it can provide a reference point for the students to get an understanding of life in Canada. Costs for homestays can vary between C$500 – C$900 a month. Some agencies may also charge a finders fee (generally C$150 – C$350) for finding a suitable homestay option.
Renting an apartment in Canada can cost anywhere from C$500 – C$1500 (not including the deposit). You would need to check if the rent includes utility bills and if there are any additional charges.
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