If you do not reserve your residence space before the application deadline of June 2, you will need to find off-campus housing. The following are some options for off-campus housing:
Renting an apartment: Apartments in Sudbury are usually available with one-,two-, or three-bedrooms. You are responsible for buying and cooking your own food, doing your laundry, purchasing furniture (usually) and other necessities such as bed linens, dishes, cooking utensils, silverware, etc. The apartment may or may not be equipped with a fridge and stove. For more information see the Off-Campus Housing Office website at
Cost: between $400.00 and $800.00 CDN per month, which may or may not include utilities, and usually does not include telephone or cable television. This might be a suitable arrangement for someone who is planning to study for a period longer than eight months since most apartments require you to stay for one year. Because this option cannot be pre-arranged, you should be prepared to spend the first few days in a hotel or temporary housing. Other links that have information on apartment for rent in the Greater Sudbury area Kijiji, Sudbury Star and Northern Life
PRIVATE DORMITORY-STYLE HOUSING IN THE CITY:
A boutique style private student dormitory with all the amenities of home offers newly renovated rooms and a convenient location in downtown Sudbury.
Cost: $550-$750 per month
Host: Asif Sajan
Telephone: 1-705- 562-7368
This is newly renovated building in the downtown area. There are 13 beds (some single rooms, some double) available with common kitchens, bathrooms and a secure entrance.
Cost: $450-$575 per month
Telephone at 1-705-920-0304
Website: Sudbury Student Residence
Homestay is designed to assist international students in maximizing their educational experience in Canada. Living with a homestay family allows students to gain extensive experience with the English and or French language as well as learn about Canadian culture first-hand. Students will have the opportunity to establish friendships with people who can help ease the adjustment to the new environment.
There are many benefits to living with a family in Canada. Homestay homes are fully furnished, including a private student room equipped with proper bedroom and bathroom furnishings (linens, pillows and blankets, towels and toilet paper). Students also have reasonable access to the host family’s telephone for local calls (long-distance charges must be charged to a calling card).
Most importantly, homestay homes are safe! All homestay homes and household members are fully screened by the Homestay Coordinator to ensure the safety and comfort of the student.
Applications and Fees:
Laurentian International students applying to Homestay must complete an application form. The completed application must reach the International Office at least one month prior to the arrival of the student.
The application must be accompanied by a payment in the amount of $750.00 Canadian dollars.
Placement Fee $150.00
Last months Fee $600.00
TOTAL application Fee $750.00
The student will be required to pay the family on the first of every month upon arrival at the home. If the student arrives after the 1st of the month, the student then pays a daily rate of $20.00/day.
Method of payment:
The placement fee of $150.00 is non-refundable in all cases except with proof of Study Permit denial.
The Homestay is generally for one academic term (4 months) and can be extended if both parties are willing to keep participating. A student must give 30-days notice in writing to the Homestay Coordinator prior to vacating the home, failure to do so may result in losing last months fee.
For more information concerning the Homestay Program please contact Mrs Lori Dagg or by phone at +1-705-675-1151 ext. 1551.