Off-Campus Living

Students at Sydney Boardwalk

As the largest urban area on Cape Breton and the island鈥檚 historical capital, Sydney is the perfect mix of metropolitan charm and down home hospitality. As with many Nova Scotian communities on the ocean, the heart of Sydney is its waterfront. On a warm, summer evening it鈥檚 a great place to go for a walk, stop to watch a busker and to watch ships in the harbour. Along the way, be sure to get your photo taken beside the world鈥檚 largest fiddle, built in recognition of Cape Breton鈥檚 musical talent.

Secure housing plays a vital role in your student experience. It is very important that students do not travel to Canada before securing proper accommodations. Like most of Canada, affordable housing is a serious issue in Cape Breton. Housing in the area is limited and students should begin their search early.聽 We continue to advocate for affordable housing solutions, including pushing for Federal support of the proposed Tartan Downs Project, which would see various housing options built within the CBRM.

Students should budget $1000 per month for housing and associated costs.

Below, find a searchable database for students looking for off-campus accommodations as well FAQs about off-campus accommodations.

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Historical Boutique Hotel, Downtown Sydney Please Call

Royal Hotel- Historical Boutique Hotel, Sydney聽聽

$79/night for small room, with shared bath. $99/night for Large room, with shared bath. $135/night for regular room, with private…

  • Category: Bedrooms
  • Status: Available
  • Type: Hotel
  • Rent Period: Nightly
  • Amenity: Electricity
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1 Shared Bedroom in Apt, 9 Douglas Street, Sydney

9 Douglas Street. Sydney

This spacious bedroom is furnished and available to rent immediately for sharing. Landlord is preferring male tenants only. All utilities…

1 bedrooms
  • Category: Bedroom
  • Status: Available
  • Type: Apartment
  • Feature: Bus Route
  • Rent Period: Monthly
  • Amenity: Heat
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Shared Bedrooms, 850 George Street, Sydney $450

850 George Street, Sydney

1 shared bedroom with 1 bed available to rent immediately, to 1 female tenant. 1 shared bedroom with 2 beds,…

1 bedrooms
  • Category: Bedrooms
  • Status: Available
  • Type: House
  • Feature: Bus Route
  • Rent Period: Monthly
  • Amenity: Electricity
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1 Bedroom in House, Sydney $600

Sydney

1 fully furnished bedroom available to rent immediately to 1 tenant, in the landlords home. Landlord is seeking a non-smoking…

1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
  • Category: Bedroom
  • Status: Available
  • Type: House
  • Feature: Bus Route
  • Rent Period: Monthly
  • Amenity: Electricity
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1 Bedroom in House, Glace Bay $800

Glace Bay

This fully furnished bedroom is on the lower level of the landlords house. The tenant will have their own half…

1 bedrooms
1 bathrooms
  • Category: Bedroom
  • Status: Available October 1st
  • Type: House
  • Feature: Bus Route
  • Rent Period: Monthly
  • Amenity: Electricity
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2-Bedroom House, East Bay Highway, Ben Eoin $2000

East Bay Highway, Ben Eoin

A fully furnished 2-bedroom house, available to rent immediately. This house is located on 2.5 acres of land near The…

  • Category: House
  • Status: Available
  • Feature: 2 Bedrooms
  • Rent Period: Lease
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Shared Bedrooms, Sydney $400

Sydney

Landlord owns two buildings:   Intercolonial Street, Sydney Landlord is seeking tenants to occupy a fully furnished shared bedroom, in…

  • Category: Bedrooms
  • Status: Available
  • Type: House
  • Feature: Bus Route
  • Rent Period: Fixed Term Lease
  • Amenity: Electricity
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Off-Campus Accommodations FAQs

The Off-Campus Housing Coordinator works to connect students to landlords and vice-versa via the Off-Campus Accommodation Listing which is a free resource for the community. The coordinator ensures a smooth operation of this free resource that can be used by newcomers as well as property owners/managers in the community.

Students are most welcome to reach out to the coordinator but depending on the email traffic, you may or may not hear back in time and rental listings can get sold out quickly. Hence, students are encouraged to follow the contact instructions on the listing to secure it.

Students are encouraged to reach out to the listing鈥檚 point of contact directly and be mindful that the property owners/managers do not work for 小猪视频and will answer on their own accord.

Rental/Property listings take place approximately 2 months prior to an intake. If you start searching too early or too late in relation to your intake, you may not find the right option for you. Starting your search early is definitely the key and we encourage future students to use this resource as early in their journey as possible.

聽The prices displayed on listings can vary since some of them are room leases, some apartments and some are for houses. The pricing may seem high because it is for a whole house that can be leased.

Listings posted on third-party platforms and social media websites can be fake/scams and it is very important to be mindful of the same. The Off-Campus living page is maintained and updated by the Off-Campus housing coordinator and not through user-generated content.

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