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Types of accommodations in Canada? How can I plan for it?
In Canada, you will find the following types of accommodation options:
|Type of Accommodation||Details of the Accommodation|
|Student Residence: Dormitories and Townhouses||Dormitories are larger housing buildings, while townhouses are detected housing for 3-6 students. In a dormitory, you will get a common area for cooking, entertainment, and cooking along with shared bathrooms and managed by the university mainly. For first-year students, this is the best housing choice.|
Townhouses, on the other hand, have 3-6 bedrooms with single occupancy rooms along with a kitchen and living area. This is the best choice after first-year. Both options may contain utilities like hot water, internet, etc.
|Off-Campus Shared Apartment or Condominium||This housing option provides students with a separate room (may be 1 or 2 roommates) and a living area. Like townhomes, you will get a single occupancy bedroom along with a shared bathroom, kitchen area, and dining area. However, it is important to keep in mind is that the rental costs for off-campus housing options vary dramatically, mainly in the larger cities of Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.|
|Homestay or Host Family||Choosing homestay option can come with a sense of home and security. Host families generally provide students with a private room and may serve 1-3 meals along with internet access. However, you may require to travel 30-40 minutes by train or bus to reach the campus as homestay options are not situated to nearby the universities and colleges.|
|Unfurnished or Furnished Apartments||These options are also available if you want to find a temporary accommodation. To find one, you can take help of internet.|