University Canada West has partnered with 4stay to offer students a variety of housing and affordable rooms for rent around the University campuses and Greater Vancouver. When renting off campus, students will usually share a house or apartment with peers to split costs.
Most Vancouver Public Transportation is run by TransLink – the Metro Vancouver transportation authority. To get to UCW via public transport, a monthly pass ranges from $102.55 to $185.20 CAD per month.
Certain communities in the Fraser Valley are serviced by BC Transit.
Phone contract and internet:
There are many phone and internet providers in Canada. You can find a phone provider as per your preferences which can range from $60 to $150 CAD per month. The internet provider packages range from $100 to $200 CAD, however this is optional as some rental units and homestays cover this.
International students are required to have medical insurance. They can choose from a number of providers with a variety of fees and after three (3) months, they can opt for the Medical Services Plan (MSP) – the government health insurance plan.
An average meal in a Canadian restaurant costs about $10 to $15 CAD for an individual. However, if a student prefers home-cooked meals, they’ll have to spend about $350 to $800 CAD per month on groceries.