Cost of Living
Here are some typical costs (in Canadian dollars) for items and services in Canada to help you budget for your new life as an international student. These amounts are estimates only and may vary significantly. Please ensure you bring enough funds to support you through your first year in Canada.
Private room with shared bathroom and kitchen: $450+ monthly
1-bedroom apartment with private bathroom and kitchen: $1000+ monthly
Please note that most landlords require you pay your first and last month's rent upfront when you sign your lease.
Payments for heating, air-conditioning, water and electricity) as well as Wi-Fi may be additional to the rent you pay, so please ask your landlord before you sign papers.
Food costs vary depending on where you buy your groceries, and how often you eat out.
Kitchener/Cambridge/Waterloo Students: The Conestoga College Transit Pass allows unlimited travel on Grand River Transit for 4 consecutive calendar months.
Brantford Students: The fares for transit from September-April are included in your student tuition. Check Google Maps and Brantford Transit’s “Plan your Trip” system to find out how you can travel to campus, and how long it will take you.
Costs depend on your phone, how much data you add on, and what speed your Internet is.
|Academic Materials||$500+ per semester|
Check your booklist here for pricing.