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Where Do I Stay?

ESL students are recommended to stay with a host family during their first semester of studies to introduce them to Canadian family customs and cultures.


We have a number of families who enjoy opening their homes to international students. Each host family provides their homestay student with a bed, desk, lamp and dresser, as well as towels, and enough bedding. The host family is also responsible for providing the student with three meals a day. The student is required to pay the following to Northern Lights College for their homestay.

 Homestay Finding Fee $168.00 
 Homestay Security Deposit  $500.00 
 Homestay Monthly Rent $700.00 

After the first month, the student is then required to pay their host family the rent on the first of the every month.

To apply for Homestay, please email inted@nlc.bc.ca to obtain an application.


The Northern Lights College has Student Residences on both our Dawson Creek and Fort St. John campuses.

The Fort St. John residence is situated at the entrance to the Fort St. John Community Forest and is comprised of an apartment-style building with rooms for 102 students. Students can choose from two or four bedroom units. Each bedroom is furnished with a bed, small dresser, bookshelves, computer station, and chair, and is internet and telephone ready. Each unit has a kitchen with a stove, fridge, microwave, table, and chairs. Each floor has a common lounge area and is equipped with a washer and dryer. Vacuum cleaners are available for residents’ use. Long-term stay residents provide their own bedding, linen, towels, dishes, and utensils. Student Residence fees include electricity, heat, hot water, basic cablevision, and access to the internet.

 Application Fee  $50 (non-refundable) 
 Damage Deposit $200
 Four Bedroom Unit
$490/month per occupant
 Two Bedroom Unit
$555/month per occupant

The student is responsible for their own food while staying at the residence.

To apply for Residence, please email inted@nlc.bc.ca to obtain an application.


NLC International Education 


Northern Lights College
International Education Department
Box 1000, Fort St. John, BC
Canada, V1J 6K1

Email inted@nlc.bc.ca
Fax 1-250-785-1294 or 1-250-787-6224

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