International Student HousingWe're here to help students find a home away from home. BCIT offers international students with three living options when you arrive to Canada to study:
Option #1: On-campus residence
The Housing Office at BCIT is here to help international students find affordable and convenient housing and caters to every preference or lifestyle.
- On-campus residence is available to students in a full-time BCIT program for over four months
- Remember: you must apply for residence by June 1st for the September term.
- Registration and placement is dependent on space availability.
- On-campus residence is not available for couples or families. See option #2, off-campus housing, below.
- Short walk from your lectures/classes, the International Student Centre/Lounge and recreational facilities
- Home to nearly 350 residents in a number of beautiful townhouse-style units
- 12 students live together in one unit
- Each resident has their own private, furnished bedroom and a shared kitchen, living and dining rooms, washrooms and laundry facilities in a spacious suite
- Each resident may choose between all female, all male or co-ed units
- Each unit has a Resident Advisor who coordinates social events for students and is always available for advice, counselling and emergency response
- Short walk from your lectures/classes, the International Student Centre and recreational facilities
- Find out more about a student's life in residence.
- Once you're ready, find out how to apply!
Option #2: Off-campus housing
- Off-campus housing is available to students for a minimum of four months
- If you wish to seek off-campus housing for less than four months, BCIT provides you with a free listing of short-term housing options.
- Interested? Find out more at BCIT's off-campus housing website.
Option #3: Homestay housing
The International Student Centre is here to help international students find homestay housing.
- This is an exciting option for international students to live with a Canadian family while studying at BCIT
- You have the opportunity to experience Canadian family life first-hand, learn Canadian traditions, improve your English and make lasting friendships
- Your homestay family will provide you with your own private, furnished bedroom and three meals a day.
- Interested? Visit Liane's Vancouver Homestay (LVH) for more information and to complete the homestay application form.
- Complete the form, make sure to provide all required documents and send your form by mail (post) to:
BCIT International Student Centre
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
British Columbia, CANADA V5G 3H2