Student Resources.

York College takes great pride in helping international students from all backgrounds to learn and adapt to Canadian cultural values and education, and also assist in exploring the country for all that it has to offer.
Looking for Accommodations? While we do not offer housing accommodation on campus, we provide resources to find your home away from home.
Please note: It is important for you to do your due diligence and choose the service provider that is right for your needs – whether from this list or beyond. YorkC assumes no responsibility for off-campus leases, agreements and the quality services provided by these or any other organizations.

Off-Campus Accommodations.

International students have plenty of options when it comes to where to live while attending York College of Applied Studies in Toronto west.
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Off-Campus Homestay.

Students are placed in a Canadian family home and provided a private furnished bedroom, bathroom, three meals per day and internet access. Homestay is an ideal way to learn about Canadian culture and familiarise yourself with your new environment. Homestay service providers charge a fee for their services. It is recommended that students ensure all application fees, monthly homestay fees, utility, internet, electricity, and other costs are clearly understood before making any commitments, paying any fees, or signing any contracts.

Homestay Plus

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Tel: 416-494-4891The Canada Homestay Network
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Tel: 416-926-0355

Canada Homeshare.

Affordable Housing & Help at Home
In exchange for reduced rent of $400-$600 per month, the student provides up to seven hours of companionship and/or assistance with completing light household tasks, such as preparing and sharing meals, tidying up, carrying groceries, or walking a pet.

Building Bridges between generations
Canada HomeShare™ is an intergenerational housing solution.
They work to match older adult home providers with students to create mutually beneficial living solutions.
Their work aims to support aging in place for older adults while providing safe and affordable housing solutions for post-secondary students.

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Find Affordable Rooms

SpacesShared provides students with a place to search for a safe and affordable place to live and an opportunity to reduce monthly rent by assisting their host with household tasks

The Spaces Shared platform provides a place for older adults interested in homesharing to meet verified guests. From viewing profiles, to messaging, to a virtual meeting, to a homesharing agreement, to rental payments, and monthly check-ins the SpacesShared Team is there to walk the journey with you.

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Places4Students is the proven Off-Campus Housing Listings Resource for over 190 college and university campuses throughout North America.
Tel: 001-1-866-766-0767
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Harrington Housing.

Harrington Housing offers a unique and upscale co-living experience in the hub of major cities around the world all at less than the market rate. See what is Harrington Rent Price Compared to others.

Annual Health Insurance Coverage

As an International student enrolled at York College of Applied Studies you must have mandatory health insurance prior to starting your classes. This includes students who are full-time and part-time and who are in a co-op. At YorkC, you have access to health coverage through StudyInsured, Study Insured offers a comprehensive health insurance plan that covers all registered international students at YorkC. This insurance policy provides coverage for emergency medical services. To know more, please contact Student Services on campus.
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Health & Wellness

If you are experiencing health issues and do not have a family doctor, staff in Student Services will provide you with the name of a local walk-in medical clinic. Student Services can also suggest vision care, dental care, pharmacy, and counselling options available in the YorkC neighbourhood.

For emergencies, go directly to one of the nearby hospitals. Two of the closest are: William Osler Health System - Etobicoke General Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Centre.
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No matter if you are dealing with a new school, a new career, a new city or maybe you are just feeling overwhelmed by things happening generally in your life. Having someone to connect with and talk to is always the most important thing. At YorkC there is always a helping hand and someone who will listen. Students can reach out to their Admissions team who will guide them and direct them to the right resources whenever needed.
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