Accommodation Guide

Red River College Residence

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

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

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

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

Contracts for Students
Program lengths vary, so we offer four-, eight- or 12-month contracts to match your schedule.

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

Watch a quick video about our student residence, or with Mandarin, Portuguese or Spanish captions:

Contact Information:
RRC – Campus Living Office
105 – 294 William Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0R1

P: 204.631.3371
F: 204.947.5734


Once you find a suitable place to live, most landlords will ask you to sign a lease. Initial payment is half a month’s rent for a damage deposit in addition to the first month’s rent. A lease can be a month-to-month arrangement or a 12-month arrangement. This is a binding, legal agreement between you and the landlord and will detail the rights and responsibilities of both parties. Read it carefully before you sign!

For rental opportunities, visit:

Canadian Relocation Systems →
Winnipeg Rental Network →


Homestays allow you to learn English in a natural setting. They also help you to adjust quickly to life in Canada and provide you with a better understanding of Canadian culture. This can be a very rewarding option if you are flexible and willing to adjust to a new environment.

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

Disclaimer: The agencies listed below is not owned and/or operated 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.

Polar Trails Inc.

Students are assisted with completing applications regarding the custodianship/guardian approval process. Our courteous staffs greet students upon arrival and make necessary transportation arrangements from all of Canada’s major airports to the selected host family residence.

Short-term and long-term homestay options are available offering students the best experience possible. Host families are carefully screened according to the student’s needs.

Please submit a Student Homestay Application at least 30 days prior to your arrival in order to find the best possible homestay match.

Placement Fee: $225 (non-refundable)
Monthly Rental: $720
Daily Rate: $35 per night

Application Process

  1. Complete Homestay Application form and submit it by email or fax.
  2. Submit homestay placement fee and first four months of homestay fees (unless enrolled in programs of less than four months in length).

Methods of Payment

  • Bank Transfer
    There will be a $25 processing fee.
  • Bank Draft
    Mail to the following address:
    Polar Trails Inc.
    148 Bartlet Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    R3L 0Z1
  • Credit Card (PayPal)
    Note: 3% processing fee
  • Online payment
  • Cash/Cheques/Travelers Cheques
    (Payable in person, for homestay extensions only)

Ken Coffin
Polar Trails Inc.
148 Bartlett Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 0Z1
Tel: 204.479.9946
Fax: 204.284.4174

Temporary Housing