For their first few months of living in Canada. Living with a host family helps you practice English daily and learn about different cultures and lifestyles. Most host families are immigrants who can share their experiences with you.
Responsibilities while living in homestay usually include:
Remember: In homestay, communication is your key to comfort and success. If you have any problems with your host family, talk to them. Share your point of view politely! If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, talk to you Homestay Program Coordinator.
If you want to rent your own place, the easiest way to look for your new home is by using online websites. Be aware that unless the advertisement/ posting says differently, you are renting from the home owner (landlord), not a company.
When searching through postings/advertisements for housing and apartments, be aware of:
TRANSPORTATION IN METRO VANCOUVER
Public transportation in the metro Vancouver area is run by TransLink. Your U-Pass BC allows you to use all forms of public transportation in Metro Vancouver, which includes:
For more information, routes, and schedules for all public transportation in metro Vancouver, visit translink.ca
IF YOU NEED TO PAY FOR THE BUS AND DO NOT HAVE YOUR COMPASSCARD OR A TICKET, BE AWARE YOU MUST PAY IN EXACT CHANGE USING THE MACHINE AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE BUS