Education in Canada is the most desirable thought clung in the minds of every abroad aspirant. The country provides more facilitations and favourable policies for international students because of the prominence it has for education.

There are many colleges and universities housed in different provinces throughout Canada, but every place is not affordable, and the expenses can’t be encapsulated within your budget. Here are a few cities that are considered as ‘student-friendly cities’. Let’s take a look!


Sherbrooke, Quebec

Sherbrooke is the list topper of the most affordable student cities in Canada. It is an unofficial student town with eight institutions and 40,000 students. Sherbrooke accounts for a large proportion of the student population in Quebec.

Maybe, this is the reason why Sherbrooke is found to be very affordable to students. And an important fact to be noted is the cost of living in Sherbrook which is 15.6% below the national average.


Moncton, New Brunswick

Though being the largest city of New Brunswick, Moncton remains one of the most affordable places to live. Moncton has witnessed a large influx of students from different countries in recent years. The cost of living in Moncton is 6.3% below the national average.


Laval, Quebec

Generally, studying in Quebec helps you save a bit of money because of the institutions housed in Quebec. Those institutions demand only a low tuition fee than the institutions in other provinces.

Quebec is the province that has many cities with a low cost of living which falls under the national average. Laval’s cost of living is 9% below the national average that allows the students to maximize their savings.


Abbotsford, British Columbia

Amidst of the expensive cities in British Columbia like Vancouver, it’s music to the ears that Abbotsford is one of the affordable cities in Canada. Yes, the largest city in BC is also the cheapest city. Its cost of living is 3.6% below the national average and is very student-friendly in terms of expenses and budget. Also, you find the diverse population here in Abbotsford.


Catharines, Ontario

Being ‘the garden city’ of the Niagara region to have gardens, parks and trails expanded in around 1000 acres, St. Catharines gifts a minimization in the living cost which is 0.5% below the national average.

If you ever thought of making study plans in Canada, consider setting up your study in the above-listed regions. I hope this blog helped you in knowing a few things about the affordable Canadian cities.

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