Off-campus living as an international student in Canada is a good choice for students who value privacy and independence. An off-campus room, apartment or house clearly separates school from home, and can offer a much greater opportunity to experience your host city or town on your own.
Off-campus living could include a private one-bedroom or bachelor apartment, a rented room in a house, or might mean sharing a house or apartment with other students. Students looking for off-campus rooms, apartments or houses should check the rental markets in the city they are looking to study in. You may also wish to check with your college or university, as many provide networking or database sites for students looking to rent off-campus accommodation. The Canadian Federation of Students also maintains a database of off-campus accommodation.
Average rents will change depending on the city or town you are studying in.