Located in the nation’s capital, our main Campus offers programs in everything from accounting and nursing to computing and welding. Surrounded by Canada’s largest high-tech community, our well-equipped Campus — one of the largest in Ontario — is minutes from parks, museums and the world-famous Rideau Canal.
Situated on the Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant community known as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley.” The waterfront Campus provides programs in diverse fields — carpentry, outdoor adventure, forestry and police foundations, to name a few. With access to biking, snowmobiling, kayaking and a host of exciting outdoor activities, living and studying in Pembroke is a unique experience enhanced by a friendly and supportive environment.
Our Campus in the historic town of Perth, with its many heritage buildings, offers the intimacy of small classes in such specialized programs as Business Agriculture and Heritage Carpentry, among others. You’ll also appreciate a welcoming community with a lively arts scene and plenty of outdoor and recreational activities.
Residence, homestay or places to rent, there are accommodations options to suit your lifestyle and needs. To make the most of your time at Algonquin College, choose living arrangements that fit your lifestyle, comfort level and budget. We recommend that you confirm your living arrangements before arriving in Ottawa to start your program.
Residence offers everything you need for a smooth transition to college life. You’ll find new friends, events, recreation facilities, and social activities. Our residence in Ottawa has 525 two-bedroom suites that can accommodate 1,050 students. Each suite features two separate, fully-furnished bedrooms, a shared bathroom and a shared kitchenette. Ottawa Residence Includes:
• Internet service
• Telephone service
• Cable TV
• Light housekeeping
• 24-hour security services
• Controlled-access entry
• Laundry facilities
• Fitness facility
• Lounge spaces (sports lounge, movie lounge, study rooms)
• Barrier-free rooms
You may prefer to live with a Canadian family in a homestay situation in order to learn about Canadian culture first-hand. You’ll be provided with your own private room, internet access, and your choice of meal plans. It’s a great way to improve your English skills in a supportive environment. Algonquin’s homestay program is managed in partnership with Canada Homestay Network.
You may choose to get your own place, either on your own or with roommates. On average, apartments in Ottawa tend to cost $1,200-$1,400/month + utilities + food + living expenses. If you share a house with multiple roommates, those costs will be lower. You can make your own arrangements by visiting the Students’ Association Housing Board.