Living in Edmonton

Edmonton skyline
A view of the Edmonton skyline from the Clover Bar neighbourhood.

Edmonton offers a variety of restaurants, art galleries, museums, festivals, theatres, sporting events, recreational centres, golf courses, outdoor biking and ski trails, and much more. Another huge attraction is West Edmonton Mall, which offers great shopping and entertainment.

The nightlife in Edmonton is also fun and exciting. You can look forward to dinner theatres, movie theatres, dance clubs, live jazz and blues bands, comedians, concerts, and more.

Cost of Living

 

Monthly

Eight Months

12 Months

Accommodation (shared)

$400 - $600

$3,200 - $4,800

$4,800 - $7,200

Accommodation
(not shared) 

$700 - $1050

$5,600 - $8,400

$8,400 - $12,600

Food

$250

$2,000

$3,000

Clothing 

$50

$400

$600

Phone 

$50

$400

$600

Public Transit 

$76.95 (or $3 per bus ride)

$615.60

$923.40

Miscellaneous 

$100

$800

$1200

Medical/Health Insurance (included in tuition cost for full-time students)

$27.17

$217.36

$326

TOTAL

$954 - $1,604

$7,632 - $12,832

$11,448 - $19,248

Housing and Accommodation

NorQuest College does not have an on-campus residence; however there are a number of housing and accommodation options and registries to assist students in finding housing accessible to the College. For information on housing options available, see Accommodations & Housing.

The MacEwan University student residence is within walking distance of main campus. Located at MacEwan's City Centre Campus, the residence offers space to students of other post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Visit the MacEwan University Residence website for rates (bachelor, 2-bedroom, and 4-bedroom suites). Priority is given to MacEwan students; if space is available, students from other educational institutions may be accommodated.

Temporary Accommodation in Edmonton

When you first arrive in Edmonton you may not have long-term housing set up yet. If you need temporary accommodation, book well in advance of your arrival to ensure you get the best price and that space is still available. You will need to make your own reservations. To receive any available student discount, mention that you are a NorQuest College student when making your reservation.

Housing Registries

  • Accommodation for Students
    Find suitable accommodations quickly and easily. Students can search available properties or post accommodation requirements to the message board.
     
  • Renting Spaces – Off-campus Housing Registry
    An online housing registry providing off-campus housing and roommate listings.
     
  • Planet Students.com
    A housing registry where students can search for apartments, houses, condos, rooms, and other rental properties. The site also offers a roommate registry.
     
  • Homebase.ca
    This site provides listings of rental properties in Edmonton including detached homes, condos, townhouses, and apartments.

Private Rentals

There are many rental options in Edmonton. Depending on the type of place you wish to live in, rent can range between CDN $400 and CDN $1500 for a one or two bedroom apartment.
 
Check out the links below to help you with your search for a rental home.

 

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