NOTE: The Government of Canada has implemented an Emergency Order that requires all individuals entering Canada to self-isolate for 14 days to limit the spread of COVID-19. To learn more please visit the Canadian Public Health website here for more information on how to safely prepare for self-isolation. For helpful information about arrivals, please see our "Get Ready to Start" page.
The Homestay program allows our international students a chance to have the extra support of living with a Canadian family. This is a great opportunity to make friends quickly and to learn more conversational English. Canada Homestay Network will help make all the arrangements. CHN has developed a safe arrival program for students needing to self-isolate upon arrival to Canada. To learn more, please click here. and explore the other Canada Homestay Network services.
Email: hamiltoninfo [at] canadahomestaynetwork.ca (Canada Homestay Network) - Hamilton office
Food:The Homestay program often includes some meals. Please enquire when making your living arrangements. Meal plans are not available for students in the Homestay program.
Many hotels in the Toronto and Hamilton area offer short term support, and self isolation services for incoming students. Below are some hotel chains that offer various supports, such as shuttle services from Pearson airport, supports with meals, and housekeeping. Please contact the hotel in your desired area directly for more information:
For additional questions about hotel programs that support self-isolation, please contact your Market Specialist,
Short Term Rentals
Short term rentals may be a great option for students looking to self-isolate upon arrival, or while they are waiting for their accomodation start date. See below for some options:
Residence, only available for Fennell campus students, offers everything you need to make your College experience enjoyable and safe. Only a limited number of spots are available and it is important to apply early (by May 15th if you are starting in September.) Explore Mohawk Residence to learn more and to print the application form.
Note: The Mohawk Residence is located adjacent to Fennell campus. There are no Mohawk Residences for Stoney Creek or IAHS campuses. Please note where your classes will take place before arranging for housing.
Food: If living in residence, only a microwave and refrigerator are provided. A meal plan is required for all students in residence. Your meal plan provides discounts towards the purchase of snacks, drinks and meals on campus and nearby restaurants.
Are you new to the Mohawk area? Are you moving out of residence? There are many affordable off-campus living options for students. Check out our off-campus living page to learn how to connect with potential roomates, and browse listings in the community. Before you arrive, make sure that you review your rental rights as a newcomer to Canada. Note – please check what campus your program is offered at and be sure to find housing near that campus. For more information, explore Off-Campus Housing.
Food: Students living off campus typically have access to a kitchen but be sure to enquire when making your living arrangements. Meal plans are not available for students living off campus.