International & Exchange  Student CentreWestern International

Money Matters


When you arrive in Canada, you should have access to at least enough money for your immediate needs (e.g., food and accommodation for your first week). We do not recommend carrying a large amount of cash, but having enough money for a pay phone call, a few meals and/or a taxi ride will make your trip more comfortable.

Before you come to Canada, we recommend that you:

Expenses to Expect When You Arrive:

Bringing Your Family:

If you plan on bringing your family with you, you should budget approximately $4000 for the first family member and $3000 for each additional family member, per year.