Housing Request Form

HOMESTAY/LANDING PAD APPLICATION

Note: Homestay & Landing Pad fees are $750/month. Homestay requires first and last month fee be paid on arrival

Students and host families are matched based on the information in the Homestay Application form. You will be expected to arrive on the date stated in the form. While one or 2 days’ difference is understandable, we cannot guarantee that a difference of more than 3 days will be honored. Homestay requires a minimum of 2 weeks from date of receipt to process. If you have your visa approved and submit the application successfully, the Homestay Confirmation will be sent 3-4 weeks before your program start date. For very early arrivals, please consider:

  • Many services, such as your UPass, campus facilities such as gym access and student insurance will not take effect until the beginning of your orientation.
  • Buy your own insurance and bus rides for prior to that period of time.
  • Plan to keep yourself busy. Use the time to learn the area and campus. Please try to avoid staying at home alone.
  • For your orientation registration and agenda please visit https://international.niagaracollege.ca/orientation/

Students should note the following:

  • be prepared to make adjustments to the host family space available
  • remember we cannot guarantee preferences will be met
  • if you wish to cancel your application please notify us at housing@niagaracollege.ca as soon as possible. You’ll find our cancelation policy in our Homestay Policy and Landing Pad Policy, depending on the program you apply for.

If you are considering the Off-Campus Living (Rental) option, we strongly recommend looking through the following sites:


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HOMESTAY/LANDING PAD APPLICATION - STUDENTS

WHAT IS HOMESTAY?

As a Homestay student, you will be welcomed as part of a Canadian family. You will have your own private, furnished room and a place to store your belongings, plus three meals a day. Living with a Canadian family allows you to experience Canadian culture and support. The Homestay period is a minimum of 2 months and we hope you will want to extend your stay

WHAT IS LANDING PAD?

In Landing Pad you will be welcomed to 30 days of safe accommodation with a local host family. You will have your own private, furnished room plus two meals per day. Living in the local community will allow you to be more informed about housing options in Ontario so you can make a better decision about where you want to live during your studies.
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You have indicated that your Homestay Fees will be paid by the Student directly to the Homestay family. If this is not correct, please change this option before proceeding.

Since your Homestay Fees are paid for by your Contract, the costs of Homestay will be included in your fees and you will not be required to make any payments.

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We work to have all students placed in a Homestay/Landing Pad 3 to 4 weeks before the Expected Date of Arrival entered in the Application. Applications may experience delays as we approach the start of term.
  • Placements are based on availability. There may be times in our peak periods when spaces are no longer available. If we are unable to place you with a Homestay or Landing Pad family, you will be notified in advance.


  • HOMESTAY POLICY

    • The cost of Homestay is $750 Canadian per month. When you arrive at your Homestay you must pay for two months ($1500). This includes your first month fees, and a deposit that will be held by your Homestay to pay for your last month in their home. The next Homestay fee is due on the first of the following month. You must give your Homestay family a minimum of 30 days’ notice from the first of the month before leaving your Homestay.
    • It is expected that you pay the full fee for months that include vacations when you choose to be away from your Homestay. If you are in a Homestay for extra days at the beginning or end of the month when you arrive or depart, the fee is $25 per day.
    • Your meals are included in your Homestay fee. You can expect to have evening meals with your host family, and learn about Canadian foods. You may have to prepare your own breakfast and lunch. If there are special foods you like, plan to purchase them yourself.
    • The Homestay fee includes: a private, furnished bedroom and internet connection for educational purposes and reasonable communication with your family and friends.
    • A Homestay placement is for a minimum of two months. If you do not complete a minimum two month stay or give 30 days’ notice from the first of the month, you will not have your last month’s rent returned We recommend that moving only take place between terms.
    • The first student placement is without charge. Each following Homestay placement requires a fee of $100.
    • If you have concerns about your Homestay, notify the International Housing Advisor immediately to discuss problem-solving options available. If there is a health or safety issue, the student will be moved without delay or penalty.

    HOMESTAY CANCELATION POLICY

    Cancelation must be received by email at housing@niagaracollege.ca. All cancelation fees are payable directly to the host family in Canadian currency, no later than 3 days past the Expected Date of Arrival.

    CANCELATION PERIOD

    CANCELATION FEE

    30 days before arrival

    no charge

    14 days or less before arrival

    $450 to host

    On expected date of arrival or after

    $750 (payment in full) to host





  • If notice of cancelation is not received, or the cancelation fee is not paid in a timely manner, the fee will be assessed to your student account based on the above. The cancelation fee will be considered when assessing refunds to the student’s account. By clicking “Submit” on the form, you agree to pay the cancelation fee and to have the appropriate funds taken from your student account and provided to the family.

I Agree To The Following

                                                                                                                                                We work to have all students placed in a Homestay/Landing Pad 3 to 4 weeks before the Expected Date of Arrival entered in the Application. Applications may experience delays as we approach the start of term.

Placements are based on availability. There may be times in our peak periods when spaces are no longer available. If we are unable to place you with a Homestay or Landing Pad family, you will be notified in advance.

LANDING PAD POLICY

The following Landing Pad Policy is designed to provide you with important and useful information:

  • Cost: The cost of landing pad is $750 CAD for 30 days paid upon arrival.
  • Refunds: No refund is available should you decide to leave your Landing Pad early. Please refer to the Cancelation Policy below for more details.
  • Meals: Two meals daily are included in your landing pad fee.
    • Breakfast – In Canada most students are expected to make their own breakfast; food is included.
    • Lunch – Students will be expected to provide their own food. Cafeteria meals are available at the college or your Landing Pad will provide space for you to keep your purchased food.
    • Supper – Evening meals will be provided at your Landing Pad.
  • The Landing Pad fee includes: a private, furnished bedroom with storage for your belongings and internet connection. Remember that in Canada internet is more costly and limited than many countries. 
  • In order to ensure that the program runs efficiently and effectively, each family is visited and interviewed by a Niagara College representative.
  • Plan to attend orientation for much more information to help you transition into life at Niagara College and to support your search for off campus housing after your arrival. For more information about orientation see international.niagaracollege.ca/orientation

LANDING PAD CANCELATION POLICY

Cancelation must be received by email at housing@niagaracollege.ca All cancelation fees are payable directly to the host family in Canadian currency, no later than 3 days past the Expected Date of Arrival.


CANCELATION PERIOD

CANCELATION FEE

30 days before arrival

no charge

14 days or less before arrival

$375 to host

On expected date of arrival or after

$750 (payment in full) to host





If notice of cancelation is not received, or the cancelation fee is not paid in a timely manner, the fee will be assessed to your student account based on the above. By clicking “Submit” on the form, you agree to pay the cancelation fee and to have the appropriate funds taken from your student account and provided to the family.