International - Sarnia


Options in Sarnia

International students have many options for housing in Sarnia. Select the option that best suits your current needs:

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Short-Term Housing

Upon arriving in Sarnia, international students may need temporary, short-term housing while they look for long and more permanent accommodations.

Sunbridge Hotel

Lambton College has arranged a subsidized rate for international students arriving for fall intake. Students can stay for up to a maximum of 10 nights in either a single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy.

The following rates are available between August 14 and September 30, 2023:

  • 1 Lambton College student - $105/student/night
  • 2 Lambton College students - $52.50/student/night
  • 3 Lambton College students - $35/student/night
  • 4 Lambton College students - $26.25/student/night

Things to Note

  • Only Lambton College students and their immediate family members (spouses and children) are permitted to stay in the hotel rooms at the subsidized rates.
  • Your registration must be received at least four days before your arrival date.
  • Students who share a room must check in and check out at the same time.
  • Students cannot switch or change rooms.

Local Hotels

The following hotels offer a 48-hour cancellation policy and flexible rescheduling option if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

Quality Inn
751 Christina Street N, Sarnia ON
Call 519-344-1157 to book a room
1716 London Line, Sarnia ON
Call 519-541-9400 to book a room
Days Inn
505 Harbour Road, Sarnia ON
Call 519-337-5434 to book a room
Super 8
420 Christina Street N, Sarnia ON
Call 519-337-3767 to book a room

Stay Safe

Be sure to also review the Rental Scam information. It is important to understand how to make informed decisions about where to rent as an international student.

Shared Living Options

Shared living arrangements offer costs savings, companionship, and a sense of community, making them an appealing option for many people. International students may like to explore the following shared living experiences. It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the community and reduce rental costs.

Long-Term Housing

Sarnia has a variety of off-campus rental options including single homes and apartments. Students wishing to live off-campus should research vacancy availability and consider having roommates to help ease the costs associated with housing. It is also quite common for students to sign at least a one year lease.

College Residence

The residence is located on campus and is a five-minute walk from classes. It is also centrally located and close to retail outlets, restaurants, movie theatres, grocery stores, and public transit. Learn more about accommodations and fees.

Rental Websites

If you're interested in living off-campus in an apartment, single family home, or condo, visit these websites to start your search:

Live, Work, Study Opportunities

Begin your studies with affordable accommodation and a high paying part-time job by living and working at Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia.

In partnership with Vision Nursing Home, Lambton College offers students a unique opportunity to gain industry relevant employment experience in our community. Vision Nursing Home is looking for Personal Support Workers and Resident Support Aides. Interested students must hold a Nursing degree from their home country.

Gagandeep took advantage of the Live, Work Study opportunity at Vision Nursing Home - hear how she liked it.

Rental Scam Alert

Rental scams are real, so we caution our students to make informed decisions about where to rent. Follow these five steps to protect yourself from rental scams:

  1. Never Deal in Cash - Never pay with case, or hard-to-race equivalents such as bitcoin because it is impossible to track.
  2. Never rent without seeing the property - visit in-person or have someone you trust see the property before signing a lease or making a payment.
  3. Speak to current tenants - currently occupied units are far less likely to be fraudulent.
  4. Demand a written lease - a written lease that includes the landlord's name, helps to prevent fraud and outlines the rights and responsibilities of both the tenant and the landlord.
  5. Be careful of rental rates that are too good to be true - do basic research on current rental prices in the area.

Let Rob Tuer talk to you about avoiding a rental scam.

Contact Us

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