Have you thought about your permanent accommodation options?
Here are few resources to help you in your search…
You are responsible for finding your own accommodation for the duration of your studies. You should begin your search for housing NOW!
Finding a room for your first night in Canada:
Hotels – be sure to ask if they have a Fleming rate
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING OFFICE
Fleming College can help you with your housing search. Get started with their online resources: https://flemingcollege.ca/student-experience/off-campus-housing
ON CAMPUS HOUSING
For more information about On Campus Housing please visit the residence website, http://flemingcollege.ca/student-life/housing. To apply to live on campus, please email our residence office. Be sure to include in your email that you are an international student.
PRIVATE OFF CAMPUS RESIDENCES
Severn Court Student Residence, Peterborough
Register at least 7 days before arrival. Contact Severn Court by email to reserve a room email@example.com. 4, 8 and 12 month lease options also available.
Home-stays means living with a local family, which often includes some meals and family activities.
The Canadian Homestay Network (Peterborough):
Phone-877 441 4443
Fax-866 844 9062
OFF CAMPUS HOUSING
Whether you are planning to live in Peterborough or Lindsay (City of Kawartha Lakes), you can find rooms in shared houses and apartments.
Use these free web sites:
www.places4students.com (select Fleming and the campus where you will be studying)
www.kijiji.ca (Real Estate section for Peterborough or City of Kawartha Lakes (Lindsay))
Tips for a Successful Housing Search
- Don’t wait until you arrive – look for housing now! Most landlords can be reached via email. Try to send a list of questions in one email, as multiple emails may lead the landlord to feel you will be a troublesome tenant. Allow the landlord a few days to respond.
- Find out if the location is near a bus stop:
Peterborough:http://www.peterborough.ca/Living/City_Services/Transportation/Transit.htmLindsay (City of Kawartha Lakes) http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/transportation/lindsay-transit
- Ask the landlord if utilities (electricity, water, and heat) are included in the rent. Heat may be electric, gas, or oil. If not, contact the Utility company to find out what the average charges are for this property:
Peterborough Utility Services http://www.peterboroughutilities.ca/Customer_Service.htm
Lindsay Utility Services http://advantagekawarthalakes.ca/en/locateexpand/utilities.asp
- You will have to pay a deposit often known as “last month’s rent”, so be prepared to pay 2 months rent when you sign the lease.