The Homestay Facilitator finds homes for international students.  Located in the International Office, the Homestay Facilitator looks for dedicated families who can provide a safe and friendly home environment for students during their stay at Yukon College.  The Homestay Facilitator visits each family in their home and each adult in the house must have a police background check done before being approved as a host family.

All homes are located on city bus routes.  Host families enjoy introducing students to Whitehorse and Canadian culture.

Click here to apply for a homestay.

Homestay fees
Application Fee - $200.00
Security Deposit (refundable) - $750.00
Monthly accommodation - $750.00 (includes a private furnished room, three meals a day, bedding and towels)


Options for students who prefer to find their own living arrangements include:  rooms or suites in private homes, an independant apartment or a house.  Most rentals include a kitchen and bathroom.  Rent is paid on the first of every month and utilities (heat, lights, etc) may be extra.

The average cost of monthly rent ranges between (in Canadian funds):

  • $600.00 - $1,200.00 for rooms or suites
  • $1,000.00 - $1,800.00 for apartments or homes

The rentals are usually found in the classified advertisement section of the newspaper.  Please check the Yukon News or the Whitehorse Star newspapers for rental listings or look on bulletin boards around town.


Friends and family of students may wish to visit Whitehorse.  Visitors may choose from the many hotels, bed & breakfast (B&B) accommodations or youth hostels that are located in Whitehorse.  Visitors may not stay in the residence or the homestay. 

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International students at Yukon College can choose to live on-campus in our residences, or off-campus in a homestay or in an independently rented apartment or house. Students attending the School of Fine Arts in Dawson City will need to make separate arrangements.



Yukon College offers secure and attractive non-smoking accommodations for students.  Fully furnished single rooms and family apartments are available.  The single's residence is connected to the main College building, allowing easy access to the classrooms, cafeteria, library, computer labs, gymnasium and College store. The mature single's residence and family units are located close to the main College building.

Single rooms have a wardrobe, desk, chair, bookshelves and small refrigerator.  Shared washroom facilities are located on each floor, designated for male and female use.  Lounges are equipped with TVs and VCRs plus other recreational equipment.  Communal kitchens are available for residents to cook their own meals.   All kitchen supplies - pots and dishes - as well as towels and bedding are provided. A telephone is located in each residence.

The apartment is new – it was built to house athletes during the Canada Winter Games in 2007.  They are designed to provide students and their families with a comfortable environment for living and studying.

Click here to apply for campus housing.

Campus Housing fees (Canadian funds)
Application - $25.00
Security deposit - $500 (single residence) and up
Single Room - $2,000 (16 weeks)
2 Bedroom Unit - $1,050 to $1,250 (monthly)
3 Bedroom Unit - $1,400 to $1,500 (monthly)

Campus Housing application deadline
There is no specific deadline for applying to live in residence.  To avoid disappointment however, apply early.

Campus Housing life
Our residences are managed by a team made up of a residence life manager, residence mentor and assistants.  Activities and social gatherings are planned for residents to learn about Canadian culture and to meet new friends.