December 13, 2013
Vancouver is one of the best cities to live in the world but the high quality of life comes with its price; it is also one of the most expensive cities in the world. Apartment rents are very high, especially close to the downtown core. For instance, a 1 bedroom with 600 square feet located in downtown Vancouver will go for $1,000 minimum per month! A great alternative is Homestay family accommodation. The concept is simple; you live in the home of a Canadian family who rents you one of their spare bedrooms.
Homestay gives you the freedom of not being tied down to a long contract and expensive rent. You will get a first hand experience of Canadian culture and customs from your host family while also maintaining the freedom to do your own thing.
Moving here can be a daunting experience, especially if you are coming alone. Therefore, being immersed in a proper Canadian family setting can definitely ease you into your new life. It will make it much easier to create connections, make friends and have the security of a family away from home.
All family homes are located in safe neighbourhoods, close to transportation and each family is carefully screened regularly.
Homestay Arrangement Fee – $200 (One time fee)
Airport Pick-up – $100 (Optional)
Full Board – $780 – 800 per month – Includes a private bedroom and 3 meals per day.
Roomstay – $550 per month – Includes a private bedroom, no meals included but you can use the kitchen to cook your own snacks and meals.