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Residence FAQ

More information about the residence move in date will be emailed to students following the acceptance process.

Yes! For the full guest policy, please review our Residence Community Living Standards. The guest policy can be found on page 8 section 9.

Current residents may have mail and packages shipped to residence. Current residents must ensure their mail or package is addressed in the name they have registered for residence, with their residence address. Residents that receive mail and packages that are too large to fit in mail boxes are emailed when the item is ready for pick up at the residence front desk. Residents may receive notifications from the shipper that their package has been delivered before it is ready to pick up at the residence front desk, and should wait for the notification from residence to collect their package.

Should you decide to withdraw from your program once the semester begins, you will also need to withdraw from residence. Only current Canadore students are permitted to live in Residence during the Academic Year (September-April). Section 8 of the Student Resident Agreement details the cancellation and withdrawal process and fees in detail. Former residents withdrawing from residence may qualify for a residence refund after residence room fees and residence room cancellation fees are applied. The inhouse student withdrawal process can be reviewed HERE.

Applications for the upcoming academic year are made available in February/March of the current academic year. You can apply for the Canadore Residence by filling out our online application. Applications will be accepted at any time on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Academic Year Acceptances:

Students are encouraged to apply for residence by May 1st. Guaranteed residence is available for any student who applies with a complete application with a security deposit or application fee before May 1st. Acceptance will be sent on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you apply before May 1st, you will receive your acceptance around the end of April.

Winter and Summer Semester Acceptance:

Acceptance emails with be sent on a first-come, first-serve basis dependent upon room availability during the Winter and Summer Semesters

In the acceptance email you will receive instructions on how to complete the rest of your acceptance information online. The acceptance details will need to be completed online and will ask you important information related to emergency contacts, health information, payment information, and a personality profile questionnaire which is used to help select your roommate. You will also be asked to review and accept the Student Residence Agreement which is a legal document that serves as the contract between you and the Residence. Please ensure that you read it carefully and keep a copy for your records.

Primary and Secondary Contacts serve as an emergency contact and as a main contact should any other significant concerns or problems arise with the resident. It is strongly recommended that these contacts are the parents or legal guardians of the resident. In the case where the Primary contact is unavailable, the Secondary contact will be contacted.

Please provide your details on the Medical, Accessibility, and Special Consideration section when completing your acceptance information in order to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence. Students requiring special accommodations on campus are encouraged to also contact Canadore College’s Student Success Services.

Please provide your details on the Medical, Accessibility, and Special Consideration section when completing your acceptance information in order to provide us with more information about how we can support your success in Residence. Students requiring special accommodations on campus are encouraged to also contact Canadore College’s Student Success Services.

No, Canadore Students living in Residence are not required to purchase meal plans.  Each of the residence suites is equipped with a full kitchen including a full-sized fridge/freezer and stove/oven where residents are able to cook their own food. Students have the option to purchase offers a meal plan through the food service provider on their campus; however, service hours may vary.

The Residence Front Desk, located in building C15 (15 College Drive), is open 24/7 for residence assistance and general inquires. Staff are available 24/7 and can be reached at 705-980-1301 ext. 0 or at

Residents may purchase a parking pass online on the Canadore College website, or from the Canadore Security Office.

All cooking devices must have automatic shutoff, be approved by CSA, and must not have an open element (for example, hot plates and indoor grills are not permitted).

If you decide to cancel your Canadore Residence application, you must submit your cancellation online on the residence portal. Cancellations will not be accepted over the phone. Students who have already moved into residence and wish to withdrawal must complete a written withdrawal form, which are available at the front desk.

Residents will need to inform Residence of their plan for Winter Break via a Winter Planning Form (for international students) or a Winter Extension Request Form (for domestic students). These forms will be made available to you at the beginning of November and are due at the front desk no later than December 1st. Please note that there may be additional charges for a Winter Break extension. For more information regarding Winter Break, please refer to our Student Residence Agreement.

All our correspondence will be sent to you by email or through the housing portal. Please make sure you check your email regularly so you don’t miss any time-sensitive information (offers of accommodation, acceptance, payment deadlines, maintenance, etc.)

Yes, all students that wish to stay in residence outside of the contract dates listed in the Student Residence Agreement (SRA) will be required to pay additional residence fees associated to the additional time spent in residence. Student needing to stay in residence into the summer months due to an extended program must apply to stay in residence for the summer term in their residence portal. Summer residence fees are listed in the SRA, as well as on the Canadore Residence Website under “Rates”. Please contact the residence should you have any questions regarding extending your stay for academic and/or non-academic purposes.

At Residence, we believe having a roommate is a big part of the overall residence experience and thanks to our building features and set-up having a roommate is safe.  Our goal is to honour requests for roommates and keep students within the same academic program or program field together in the same areas of the building. Please wait for communication on how you can connect with your roommate, establish a relationship and determine what supplies you can each contribute to your living arrangement. If you would like to request a specific roommate, you can contact our front desk by email at

There are a variety of residence payment options available to students through the Residence portal. Students can choose the payment option that best suits their financial situation. All students can view the available residence payment options on their Student Residence Agreement (SRA). A summary domestic student payment options are also available HERE.

Students with questions regarding financial support available from Canadore College may contact Canadore Colleges financial aid department at or visit them online HERE.


Please note that Canadore Residence cannot defer payments for OSAP.

For more information or questions not answered here, please contact or 705-980-1301 ext.0