Residence FAQ

  • When can I apply for residence?

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

    Please note: when you apply for Canadore Residence you are required to pay a $300.00 deposit. If you do not wish to complete your application online, paper copies can be requested from Residence directly.

  • What is the $300.00 deposit used for?

    A deposit of $300.00 is required with all applications for Canadore Residence. 

    Once you have moved into Canadore Residence, your deposit is used as a damage deposit for your room. It is returned to you unless there are any damages or charges owing after you have moved out. 

    Payment for your deposit can be made by Visa, MasterCard, debit, certified cheque, or bank draft. Cash payments can be made in person at the Canadore Residence Main Desk.

  • When will I find out if I have been accepted into Residence?

    Academic Year Acceptances: 
    Any applications that have been completed and sent in before May 1 will put students in an equal acceptance position, which means that most students can expect to have a space saved for them in residence. If students have applied after May 1, or were not accepted during the equal acceptance period, will be put on a wait list and receive a notification when space becomes available.

    Winter and Summer Semester Acceptances: 
    Acceptance packages will be emailed out on a first-come, first-serve basis dependent upon room availability during the Winter and Summer Semesters.

  • What is included in the acceptance package?

    In the acceptance email you will receive instructions on how to complete the rest of your acceptance information online, as well as your building allocation, and several web links including useful resources and social media pages. The acceptance details will need to be completed online and asks you important information related to contact and health information, payment information, emergency contact information and personality profile questionnaire which will help you to 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.

  • What are Primary and Secondary Contacts?

    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.

  • I have a medical concern and require special consideration in the room assignment process. What should I do?

    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.

    If you are not completing your acceptance information online, please contact the Residence directly for the "Request for Special Consideration Form" to provide us with more information so we can support your success in Residence.

  • Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

    No.  Each of the residence suites has a full kitchen with a fridge and stove where you are able to cook your own food. Canadore offers a meal plan through the cafeteria, however, service hours may vary.

  • Are housekeeping services offered?

    Residence does not provide housekeeping services specifically to students. The housekeeping staff are hired to clean the building while students are responsible for cleaning their own suites.

  • When is the front desk open?

    The Residence Front Desk, located in our 4 Bedroom Suite Style Complex (building C15) and 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.

  • Are family accommodations available?

    For Family Housing requests, please contact our Sales Manager Dijana at

  • Is parking available for Residents?

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

  • Can I bring additional cooking devices?

    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).

  • What happens if I decide not to come to Residence?

    If you decide to cancel your Canadore Residence application you must cancel it in writing. Cancellations will not be accepted over the phone. Cancellations can be made through your online student housing portal, or by submitting a Cancellation/Withdrawal Request form, available on our Home page. 

  • Can I stay in Residence over the winter break?

    Residents can apply at the front desk to stay during the Winter Break. You must submit your request prior to December 1 if you plan on staying for either part of, or the entire break. There is no additional charge; however, you must be approved by the residence staff in order to be able to stay.

  • How will the Residence communicate with me?

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

Contact Us

15 College Drive
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 8K9
705.980.1301 ext. 0

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