Living in

Living in Edmonton

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
(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 housing and accommodation options and registries to assist students in finding housing accessible to the college. See Accommodations & Housing for information on housing options available.

The MacEwan University student residence is within walking distance of our Edmonton 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, two-bedroom, and four-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

Private rentals

There are many rental options in Edmonton. Depending on the type of place you wish to live in, rent can range between $400 - $1500 CAD for a one- or two-bedroom apartment.