Vancouver Cost of Living
Once you have been accepted to an academic program at FDU-Vancouver, you should begin to plan for your travel to Vancouver and for your stay there while you pursue your degree.
Begin by applying for your Canadian Student Study Permit as soon as possible. In some cases the processing time can take up to six months.
Estimated Living Costs
The cost of rent in the Lower Mainland can start at around C$1000 per month.
You can purchase monthly passes which range from C$102 to C$185 per month (depending on where you live).
Estimate C$250 per month.
Estimate C$300 to C$350 per month.
Effective Jan. 1, 2020, the health-care coverage fee for international students will be $75 per month. For international students who are bringing families when they come to Canada, only family members with valid study permits will be charged the health fee. If a family member has a work permit, they will not be charged the health fee, but if a family member has a work permit and a study permit, they will be charged the fee. Bridge insurance through Guard Me is $2.10 USD per day for the first three months as new resident in Canada until your MSP coverage starts in your fourth month in Canada.