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Studio at 372 Assiniboine Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0Y2, Canada

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Apartment at 110 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y6, Canada

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Studio at 100 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y6, Canada

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Apartment at 561 Warsaw Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0R5, Canada

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Studio at 85 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y7, Canada

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Apartment at 110 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y6, Canada

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Studio at 80 Roslyn Rd, Winnipeg, MB R3L 0G6, Canada

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Apartment at 100 Young St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1Y6, Canada

Information about Winnipeg

This city is said to be the perfect size if you want to get into the Canadian way of life. It is smaller than Toronto and Montreal but also has a fun and multicultural atmosphere. It is also usually cheaper than other Canadian cities. Thanks to this, if you choose to live in a shared apartment, you will have more possibilities to invest that extra in your budget to be part of other activities and experiences. Also, you probably live with roommates from different parts of the world. This will make your exchange in Winnipeg more lively.

Available accommodationTotalAverage price
Private room Winnipeg5€820
Residence Winnipeg8€637
Studio Winnipeg4€600
Entire place Winnipeg4€675
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Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Winnipeg

In this section, we will tell you what are some of the most outstanding pros and cons of living in shared flats in this Canadian city:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Winnipeg

  • You get to choose one of the most suitable neighbourhoods to live in, depending on the university you will attend. Keep in mind that some favourite areas for young people to live in every year are the West End, Fort Richmond and downtown Winnipeg.
  • If you are lucky enough to have a Canadian roommate, you will surely be able to share the experience with a friendly and fun person. Take the opportunity to learn more about the local culture! Maybe you can even learn some French, the second language spoken in Manitoba.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Winnipeg

  • Temperatures in this city usually drop to -20ºC in winter! It will be necessary to agree on the use of heating with your flatmates.
  • You have to make sure that all the utility costs (electricity, internet, water, gas, etc.) are included in the monthly rental price. If not, you will have to add an extra at the end of each month.

Apps for your international exchange programme in Winnipeg

Most of the apps for the exchange in this Canadian city typically have very useful information. You will be able to read relevant data, instructions for procedures and advice. For example, students from previous years remember that, despite being one of the coldest cities in Canada, Winnipeg is the city with the sunniest days per year in this country. That allows you to enjoy outdoor activities with a good coat.

How to meet people in Winnipeg?

The following are some alternatives you have to meet people in this Canadian city, in addition to making friends with your roommates:

Student associations in Winnipeg

At the universities in this city, you get to join numerous extracurricular activities, as well as clubs for different hobbies. For example, some of the ones you will find at the University of Winnipeg are anthropology, literature, "happy friend club", dance and different religions, careers and political parties.

Facebook groups for international students in Winnipeg

On this platform, you can join various groups aimed at young internationals who are going on exchanges in this Canadian city. Some of the ones you can be a part of are those of universities or other organizations. For example, you can join “International students in Winnipeg” and “International Students Association-Winnipeg, Manitoba”.

WhatsApp groups for international students in Winnipeg

The international offices of universities often create groups on WhatsApp or Telegram so that young people who arrive can connect and not be so alone. You will also be able to join those of the society or club of which you are a part.

Tips for sharing a student flat in Winnipeg

Keep these recommendations in mind when living in shared flats in this Canadian city:

  • The three main institutions in the city (the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Mennonite University) are very close to each other. For this reason, you should locate where your campus is, so you can find accommodation with easy access to it.
  • Winnipeg is surrounded by natural areas. You can take advantage of your stay to explore the green areas with your flatmates. Some of these sites are FortWhyte Alive, Harte Trail, and George Olive Nature Park.

Frequently Asked Questions about Winnipeg

How much does a spare room in a shared flat cost in Winnipeg?
The average price of the spare rooms in shared flats is about 850 CAD generally, although it can be between 720 CAD and 1250 CAD per month.
How to find roommates in Winnipeg?
We recommend you search in online communities such as Erasmus Play. In it, you will be able to search for accommodation in shared and verified flats, being able to choose the ideal room for you quickly.
How to meet people in Winnipeg?
You can easily meet like-minded people if you stay socially active and take part in clubs, societies, and other extracurricular activities at universities. Also, you can join Facebook and Whatsapp groups even before you arrive in Winnipeg.
Why share a student flat in Winnipeg?
One of the most relevant reasons is that it allows you to save on the cost of renting, being able to save or invest that extra money in more activities and trips around Manitoba and Canada. Also, living with international flatmates will make your exchange more interesting and fun.
How to choose ideal roommates in Winnipeg?
The ideal would be for all of them to have a similar or compatible lifestyle, so they can establish a friendship. Also, if one of your flatmates is Canadian, you will be able to learn much more about the local culture and traditions   .

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