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Many Canadian families welcome international students. This may be an effective way for you to improve your English or French, learn about daily life in Canada, and meet new, friendly people. Home stays also offer a more stable and secure environment for younger people coming to study in Canada. Typically, a home stay consists of a Canadian family hosting a student in their home while the student attends classes in Canada. Meals and a private, furnished room are provided in the home, and the host family welcomes and encourages participation in family and community activities.

Many schools have accommodation conveniently located on or near their campus. Rooms can vary in size and in quality, and many dormitories have shared kitchens, toilets, showers and laundry facilities. There is usually an option of having either a shared or private room, and dormitories are usually separated by gender. In some cases, there are cafeterias and meal plans that can be included in the cost of the room. Most dormitories come furnished, and are an ideal way to become involved in campus activities and meet other students.

Renting is an option open to students, but price, quality and availability vary greatly. Rents are often quite high in the major cities, and places are not always available. Many students share accommodation to keep costs down and usually find places to meet their needs and preferences. Many schools offer an off-campus housing service, which can provide affordable listings that are near the campus. At this service centre, those seeking shared accommodations can also find roommates. Once on campus, you will often find a variety of postings throughout the campus advertising nearby housing, but it is always best to make arrangements before coming to Canada.

Health care
Canadian Health Insurance for International Students (tm)
The Canadian Education Centre Network is pleased to be working with Ingle International to provide international students with access to comprehensive health insurance for any study destination in Canada.

Ingle International offers complete-coverage policies as well as policies that supplement the provincial medical coverage available in some provinces. All policies include 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week assistance for international students. Coverage is available for hospital and doctors visits, air ambulance, prescription drugs, dental emergencies, legal and diplomatic referral, assistance with lost documents, contacting relatives, interpretation and translation services, and more.

Costs

Course fee

International Students, 1998-1999 Tuition Fees, General Arts and Science programs (In Canadian Dollars)
Province Undergraduate Graduate
Newfoundland $6,660 $1,896 - $3,549
Prince Edward Island $5,031 - $6,731 $3,878 - $5,578
Nova Scotia $5,456 - $9,180 $3,160 - $10,270
New Brunswick $4,580 - $8,080 $4,920 - $5,630
Quebec $8,265 - $9,180 $7,450 - $15,000
Ontario $6,500 - $12,202 $7,450 - $15,000
Manitoba $4,696 - $5,017 $4,212 - $6,890
Saskatchewan $5,625 - $8,127 $2,813 - $5,625
Alberta $4,845 - $6,880 $4,684 - $15,000
British Columbia $3,784 - $13,830 $2,100 - $17,000

Accommodation
Average cost of accommodation in Canada is about CDN $ 400- 800 per month.
Type Expenses (annual in U.S. Dollars)
School-Provided Home stays $ 400 - $800 per month
School-Provided Residence/Dormitory $3000 - $7500 per year
Off Campus Housing $250 - $ 750 per month
 
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