Student Life  

Finding Housing

NAIT is located in Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta in Canada. It’s a vibrant city, with many events and tons to do year-round. 

The City of Edmonton has information on events, parks, city services and more. They also have a great list of resources for post-secondary students

NAIT is pleased to offer the opportunity for NAIT students to live at the Horizon residence while studying at NAIT for the academic year. 

With student-focused, modern residences to choose from, NAIT students are only a short LRT ride from campus. With the NAIT U-Pass, students ride the LRT for free and never have to worry about parking. 

Apply for Residence 

Follow the link below for more information, housing options and contract terms. Be sure to apply right away to be considered for housing during the academic year – space is limited! 

Other housing options 

There are also many opportunities to rent apartments or houses around the city. (Please note that these options are not endorsed or reviewed by NAIT.) 

What should I consider when I am looking at places to live? 

Lease: You can usually sign a monthly or a yearly lease. Sometimes the yearly lease gives you a better deal; however, you cannot break the lease, which limits your ability to move if you decide you are not happy with your accommodation. 

Utilities: Ask if the rent includes utilities (heat, water, power and cable). If not, check how much utilities cost per month. In Alberta, heating costs are quite high, especially in older houses and in the winter months. 

Laundry: Find out if there are laundry facilities in the building or nearby. 

Bus/LRT Connections: Check out the bus/LRT connections to NAIT. How long will it take? Where is the nearest bus stop? 

Security: Check that the building is secure enough for you to feel safe. Many apartments have security systems on the main door, allowing only residents to enter the building. 

Shared Accommodation: Sharing rent and utility costs with others can be considerably cheaper than living on your own. If you decide to share, remember that the person who signs the lease or rental agreement and utilities is responsible for the payments. In order to avoid disputes, you should discuss with your roommate how you will share expenses before you move in. 

Read and understand the Tenant Rights and Responsibilities under the Government of Alberta's Landlord and Tenant section. 

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