Where to Stay

Housing options for international students through CNC include our Homestay program or living on campus at our CNC residence. International students may also choose to make other personal housing arrangements.

Homestay

Homestay offers you the opportunity to live with a Canadian family. A private bedroom will be given to you, but you will share the rest of the house with your host family. One advantage of choosing Homestay is the ability to improve your English language skills quickly. Host families communicate with you only in English and your language skills will increase rapidly.

The Homestay program also gives you a chance to learn more about the community and Canadian culture in a supportive family environment. Host families are interested about learning about you and will ensure you are comfortable and well taken care of.

Fees

The Homestay Placement fee is $200. Rent is paid directly by the student to the host family on the first of the month at the rate of $700 a month. If the student arrives before the first of the month, the rent will be prorated from the date of arrival. (Average $23.50 per day.)

A $700 damage deposit to the college is also payable in advance. This will be refunded when the student leaves, provided all bills and expenses are paid, proper notice has been given, no damage has been caused to the home and the student fulfilled the 4-month contract. All fees are subject to change.

Meals

Three meals a day are provided. Often food is available for students to make their own breakfast and lunch. Dinner is usually a hot meal shared with the family.

Privacy

The student's privacy is valued in our homestay program. Each student will get his/her own bedroom complete with a bed, dresser, desk (or table), chair and lamp. Your Homestay Coordinator checks each homestay to ensure cleanliness and friendliness of each host family.

Inspection

Our Homestay Coordinator personally inspects each home and interviews each family to guarantee a safe, clean and comfortable homestay environment for every student. No more than three students are accommodated by a single host family unless requested by the student.

Meeting your host family

Your host family will welcome you upon arrival at the airport and will work to familiarize you with your new home, the local community and planning of your transportation needs.

Moving Out

One month's notice is required before a student can move out of their homestay placement. For example: If the student wants to move out April 30th, the student is required to inform the host family before April 1st. A written note to the host family is recommended.

Coordination and Contact

The Homestay Coordinator helps each student prepare for their homestay before they leave their country and will stay in close contact with the student for the duration of their stay.

They are also available to support the student with any concerns regarding the homestay.

For additional information about our Homestay program contact Miley Yang at yangy7@cnc.bc.ca.

Application Forms

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Host ApplicationHS Student App 2016

On-Campus Housing

CNC offers 92-room on-campus housing. On-campus housing features comfortable rooms with a fridge, microwave, storage area desk and bed. Common areas shared by all students include three different lounge areas, kitchen and laundry facilities. The park-like grounds feature a patio and barbeque, and grassy lawns perfect for outdoor games. Student advisors live in on-campus housing during the school year to assist students with any issues that arise. Rooms are comfortable and are adjoined to one other room to share a bathroom.

On-campus housing fees are $450/month and do not include food. For more information visit our on-campus housing page.

To apply for on-campus housing please complete and submit the application form. Space is limited so it is recommended to apply early.

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Private Residence

Prince George offers a wide variety of housing options if you wish to rent off-campus. Apartment rental costs are much lower than in bigger cities, averaging at $700/month for a 2-bedroom apartment, while private house rentals average around $900/month. With a wide variety of apartments and private housing located within either walking distance of a short bus ride from CNC, enjoy independent living and the chance to fully integrate into Canadian culture.

If you require assistance booking private residence arrangements, please contact CNC Cultural Coordinator, Arvinder Billing at billinga@cnc.bc.ca.