Mississauga Campus Experience

Housing

It is recommended that as soon as your Study Permit is approved that you being to arrange your living accommodations. As there is no residence or housing provided at the the Mohawk College Mississauga Campus, students are responsible to arrange their own housing accommodations prior to their arrival. Our local Student Services Coordinators can assist you with your housing search. There are a lot of great options in the city of Mississauga.

Please contact us mohawk.arrivals [at] trios.com or call 905–949–4955 ext. 3510.

Off-Campus Housing

If you are looking for housing, Places4Students is a FREE off- campus service for students and members of the Mohawk College community.

Some useful links that can assist you in your search for your new home in Mississauga:

 

Please ensure that you examine the housing options carefully before selecting a location.

There is also helpful information available on the government of Ontario’s website.

Read and ensure you are familiar with your rights and responsibilities.

Tips for Off-Campus Living

While renting an apartment or subletting a room, here are some tips to be a good tenant and have a great rental experience.

1. Read the fine print.

Become familiar with your lease agreement and read all the terms to protect yourself. All commitments and expectations from the landlord and tenant should be well documented as this is a business association. Your exit clause and return of security deposit should be well defined with the notice period clearly specified.

2. Take out the trash, change the light bulbs and own your space!

Landlords are partial to tenants who look after their property like they own it. Take ownership of minor repairs on the property like you would at your own home and as indicated in your rental agreement. Let your landlord know of other maintenance concerns immediately as neglect this could impact your own safety and that of the property.

As a responsible tenant you can build a better relationship with your landlord, renew your lease and become part of the community as you make friends with your neighbours.

3. Be a good neighbour!

Everyone wants to live in a supportive community with respectful neighbours. Follow these tips on how to be a good neighbour, and get started today!

Estimated Housing Costs

Expense Per month Per 8-month academic year
Average Rent & Utilities $1400 $11,200
Bus Pass $130 $1,040
Groceries $300 $2,400
Total estimated living cost $1,830 $14,640

Learn more about how much it costs to live in Mississauga.

Utilities and Safety

Phone Use in Canada

If you are bringing a mobile phone from your home country, you may be able to use it here by simply purchasing a SIM card from a local Canadian carrier. (Note: there may be some phone technology that is compatible with Canadian networks.)

You can call the local helpline of the cell phone provider you choose for assistance with setting up your phone or even choosing your package.

There are several companies offering competitive cell phone and internet plans for students.

Here are a few options of cell phone /internet providers:

 

Phone, Internet and Cable TV Providers

Bell

Visit: https://www.bell.ca/
Call: 1 888 466-2453

Rogers

Visit: https://www.rogers.com/
Call: 1-888-764-3771

Tennant and Emergency Resources

Fire + Carbon Monoxide Safety

City of Mississauga

The official website of the City of Mississauga. Find information about Council, policies and by-laws, City services, programs, facilities, events, and attractions.

Mississauga Community Legal Clinic

Visit the Mississauga Community Legal Clinic's website

A non-profit community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario. Telephone interpretation available in over 200 languages!

Mississauga Garbage Pick Up

Know your waste collection schedule and special collection dates.

Mohawk Students' Association - Legal Counselling

Get Help with:

  • Family Law (e.g. custody, divorce, or adoption)
  • Landlord and Tenant (e.g. harassment, maintenance issues or leases)
  • Employment Law (e.g. termination and employment contracts)
  • Accident Cases (personal injury and product liability)
  • General Debt (collection debt and defense claims)
  • Administrative (e.g. immigration, OSAP appeals or human rights)
  • Offences (criminal and provincial)
  • Corporate/Commercial (incorporation and student-run businesses)
  • Estate Law (e.g. wills or powers of attorney)
  • Attestation of Documents (e.g. drafting affidavits)

Visit the Mohawk Students' Association's website to learn more.

Emergency Shelters

Region of Peel Shelters

Services include emergency and transitional shelters, street outreach, support services and help to find permanent housing.

Visit the Region of Peel website to learn more.

Call: 905-450-1996

Mississauga Police Services

Visit the Peel Police website
Call: 905-453-2121

Volunteering and Leadership

Become a Mohawk Mississauga Campus Volunteer... become a Student Ambassador!

If you are enthusiastic, enjoy widening your peer circle, can think creatively about making the campus a fun, inclusive, vibrant space and have loads of initiative and dependability... then being a Student Ambassador may be the role for you!

As a Student Ambassador you can hone your communication, leadership and team playing skills as you organise weekly and monthly events, assist with professional and personal development workshops, hiring events, the Study Buddy program, and campus clubs to name a few activities.

You will also be involved in assisting Career Services to organize events which partner with organizations which offer volunteer opportunities to students in their field of study.

Be a Student Ambassador; build your resume and be job ready!

Other Volunteering:

You can search for extra positions through some of the websites below.

Clubs and Activities

There are a variety of clubs you can join on the Mohawk Mississauga campus. Student clubs are designed to allow students to interact with each other, make friends and learn new skills while having fun.

You can’t find the club you’re looking for?

Meet with the concerned faculty member, complete a registration process, and start your own!

  • Chess
  • Carrom
  • Scrabble
  • Debating
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Cricket
  • International Women’s Club
  • Cyber Security
  • Robotics
  • Golf
  • Yoga