Living in Canada – accommodation options


Once you have planned out your stay in Canada, the next step is to figure out your stay in Canada. Getting a roof over your head might not be very easy, but once it is planned and well researched, it seems to be quite simple.

There are numerous options when it comes to accommodation for Canada PR.

Renting an Apartment or House in Canada

There are several ways to rent an apartment or a house in Canada. This can be done through social media groups, local newspapers, or even word of mouth.

Long term renting is another good option because buying a house in Canada might turn out to be expensive. Rented apartments may be furnished or unfurnished, depending on the individual budget.

Rent agreements in Canada are generally for one year, but it can also be fixed for a shorter duration. The contract can be renewed once it expires.

Smart Tip: Terms are best discussed with the landlord before signing.

The average house rent in Canada can range between ~ 885 CAD to 2485 CAD, depending on the size of the house and the area you choose to live in.

The laws vary from province to province. It is best to know the laws of the province where you are renting the house.

Generally, the landlords require the following documents, in order to ensure that the tenant would manage to pay the rent on time:

  • Employer letter with salary details
  • Bank statements with enough savings to cover some months’ rent
  • References from previous landlords


Buying a Property in Canada

The country does not have any restriction if a foreigner wishes to buy a property in Canada. Any person is free to buy property in Canada.

Canada offers many different types of homes such as condominiums, detached houses, semi-detached houses, townhouses, or a duplex/triplex.

If someone is thinking of buying a house in Canada and getting a permanent residency or citizenship, or even a visa, it is necessary to know that, unfortunately, owning a property in Canada does not help in the immigration process in any way or does not grant any privileges.

The average house cost in Canada can range from 171,983 CAD to 1,085,770 CAD depending on the area you choose to live in.

Accommodation for students in Canada

Depending on the budget, expectations and other circumstances, schools in Canada can connect the students to a variety of both off and on-campus accommodation options. It is not mandatory for the student to choose the accommodation provided by the school. Some schools provide residence on campus or nearby the campus. Dormitories and Townhouses are the options schools provide to their students. There are also off-campus shared apartments where the student can choose to live in. Further, there are furnished as well as unfurnished apartments a student can choose from depending on his personal choice and budget.

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