Accommodation Guide

Are you thinking about living on campus? Or maybe renting an apartment or house nearby? Here are the most common choices of our international students.


Live on Campus

Red River College Residence

Red River College’s student residence is located inside the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute and is two blocks away from the Roblin Centre in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Here are a few benefits of living in residence:



We provide you with basic furniture in your dorm so you don’t have to go through the hassle of moving or buying it.


With delicious, healthy and convenient food options, there’s something for everybody.


Save time and money by living within a few blocks of school.


We offer four-, eight- or twelve-month contracts to match your program schedule.

Visit the Campus Living website for photos, prices and instructions on how to apply for a room.

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Contact Information:

RRC – Campus Living Office
105 – 294 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R1
P: 204.631.3371
F: 204.947.5734

Live off Campus


Once you find a suitable place to live, most landlords will ask you to sign a lease. You will be responsible for paying a damage deposit and your first month’s rent up front. A lease can be a month-to-month arrangement or a 12-month agreement. Your lease agreement is a legally binding document between you and your landlord that will detail the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Please read it carefully before you sign.

New Journey Housing provides resources for newcomers in Winnipeg to find housing and manage money.

The Residential Tenancies Branch provides information about renting in Winnipeg.

For rental opportunities, visit:

Canadian Relocation Systems >

Winnipeg Rental Network >



Homestays give you the opportunity to learn English in a natural setting while helping you adjust to Canadian culture. A homestay can be very rewarding if you are flexible and willing to adapt to a new environment.

  • Homestays are personally inspected and approved by the homestay coordinator. They are continually monitored during your stay.
  • A variety of accommodations are available including single rooms or double occupancy with shared bath.
  • Meals are shared with your host family.
  • Year-round availability – one-month minimum stay is required.
  • Airport pickup, introduction to the homestay family, information on Winnipeg and settling in assistance is also available.

For homestay opportunities visit:

International Homestay Agency >

Polar Trails >


Disclaimer: The agencies listed above are not owned, operated or endorsed by Red River College. It is independent of the College and operates as a private business. It is the student’s sole responsibility to assess the homestay facilities as suitable for their needs and also by verifying necessary reference. Any arrangements, financial or otherwise, are strictly between the student and the homestay provider and/or homestay placement agency. Prices are subject to change without notification and must be confirmed before entering into any agreement. Please contact the homestay provider or homestay placement agency for current prices and detailed terms and conditions and/or facilities information.

Now that you know about accommodation options in Manitoba and Winnipeg, learn more about the different RRC campuses.

Find out more about the supports for living in the heart of Canada.