Accommodation options

Apply early to secure your spot in your top choice!

As an ICM student, you have access to on-campus student residences, homestay, or off-campus private rentals. We recommend new arrivals consider on-campus student residences or homestay, as these options are safe and secure to book from your home country. Students are responsible for booking their own accommodations, so it’s important to consider your accommodation options well in advance - as soon as you receive your Letter of Offer.

There are a number of options available depending on what you’re looking for as well as your budget, but remember to apply early! Popular options often have wait lists starting 4-6 months in advance.

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On-campus: UM student residences

Living in Residence is a great way to get involved in the many programs and activities available on campus, meet new people who will become lifelong friends, have easy access to classes, and other facilities at UM.

Accommodations Pembina Hall

Pembina Hall Residence


Distance: 5 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: Opened in Fall 2011, Pembina Hall Residence is a blend of contemporary and innovative design. Fully furnished single rooms with private bathroom and wireless internet access. Lounge on each floor. Laundry facilities. Meal plan required.
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Accommodations Mary Speechly

Mary Speechly Hall Residence


Distance: 5 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: A co-ed residence and a great place to dive right into university life. Single and double rooms are clustered in pods with a comfortable lounge on each floor, so you get to meet your neighbours easily. Common washrooms with showers and bathtubs. Free internet in each room. Laundry facilities. Meal plan required.
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Accommodations University College

University College Residence


Distance: 5-10 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: A co-ed residence building that offers a great balance between personal interests and academic opportunities. Single and double rooms available. Common washrooms. With only forty rooms and a furnished lounge space on each floor, UCR has a strong sense of community. Free internet in each room. Laundry facilities. Declining balance meal plan required.
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Accommodations St Andrews College

St. Andrew's College


Distance: 5-10 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: An independent co-ed college, affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Friendly, quiet residence has single and double rooms available for 40 residents. Full meal plan required. Rooms are furnished with the basic necessities for a comfortable study life.
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St Johns College

St. John's College


Distance: 5 minute walk to classes/on-campus
At-a-glance: A small, close-knit independent residence. Offers single rooms for up to 100 co-eds. Features include a full meal plan, student lounges, games room and a fully equipped kitchen, as well as scholarship opportunities.
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On-Campus Dining: UM Dining Services

UM Dining Services offers a large selection of food and beverage items at various locations across the Fort Garry campus. All students in UM Student Residence must have a meal plan as cooking in residence rooms is not allowed for safety reasons.

Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan, have a dairy or gluten intolerance, or simply enjoy Halal meats, the UM Dining Services has something for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Meal Membership options here.

Off-campus: Homestay

For many students, the opportunity to stay with a Canadian family, off-campus and in the community, offers special appeal. As a homestay student, you will have the chance to be a part of a family, taking part in family activities and celebrating special occasions.

All families are within commuting distance from ICM. Homestay includes three meals per day, a bedroom, internet access. Homestay is also a great option for those students who may not be 18 years old when arriving in Winnipeg and will require a custodian.

There are two different homestay providers that ICM works with. Please contact your homestay provider of choice directly for more information.

Polar Trails homestay program - Also offers custodianship services

The Canada Homestay Network - Also offers custodianship services

Off-campus: Private rentals

A wide range of off-campus accommodation is available in Winnipeg, including private rentals and shared accommodation. This includes the ARC located near campus, which offers fully furnished private rentals for students and recent graduates.

While we often recommend that new arrivals consider on-campus student residences or homestay, students who are considering off-campus private rentals can visit the University of Manitoba's Off-Campus Housing website for information about renting in Winnipeg. The University of Manitoba’s International Centre also has important information about renters’ rights and responsibilities.

If you are considering a private rental, it's very important to visit the rental in person, meet the building manager, and verify that the rental is legitimate and as advertised before signing any contracts or paying any money. You should also fully read and understand the rental contract before you sign it.

 

Temporary and Alternative Accommodations

Students who need to book temporary accommodations for their arrival in Winnipeg may wish to consider the following hotels near campus

  • Queen Bee Hotel, 2615 Pembina Hwy (recommended – nearest to campus)
  • Canad Inns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy
  • Best Western Plus Pembina Inn & Suites, 1714 Pembina Hwy
  • Holiday Inn Winnipeg South, 1330 Pembina Hwy
  • Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South, 2935 Pembina Hwy
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 495 Sterling Lyon Pkwy

Students may also wish to consider one of the hotels located at the airport:

  • The Lakeview Signature, 1999 Wellington Ave
  • The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel, 1979 Wellington Ave
  • Courtyard Winnipeg Airport, 780 Powerhouse Road
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