How much does it cost an international student to live in Canada?
Living costs in Canada are on the low side among English-speaking countries.
- Canada sets a low funds requirement for a study permit. You just need to demonstrate access to CAD $10,000 to cover living expenses.
- Cost indicators also compare well against other countries. A university residential package costs students around $11,000 per year.
Indicative on-campus accommodation costs
* Room for academic year (with meal plan) — Updated: 7 March 2016
Wages in Canada
The minimum wage in Canada – which is an indicator of costs of basic services – is around $20,000 in annual terms. Students can apply for a work permit to access the local job market.