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Housemates announces Canada expansion

Student accommodation booking platform Housemates is thrilled to announce its official expansion into Canada. 

It comes in response to the booming student admissions opportunities in Canada, driven in part by affiliate partners who send thousands of international students to study in the country each year.

The expansion will cover several major cities across including Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and more, with new suppliers joining weekly.

Housemates' entrance into the Canadian market aligns with its mission to simplify the housing search process for students around the world, making their study abroad experience more enjoyable and stress-free.

Lydia Jones, CEO of Housemates, said: "We are incredibly excited to bring Housemates to Canada and support the vibrant community of students studying across this beautiful country. 

“Canada has become a hotspot for international education and we are determined to make the transition into Canadian student life as seamless as possible for all our users. 

“We are grateful for the support of our affiliate partners who have recognised the tremendous opportunities Canada offers to students, which has motivated our expansion."

Housemates offers a comprehensive platform that simplifies the process of finding and securing suitable student housing. 

It is now used by students from over 20 countries and lists more than 1.2 million beds across the UK, Ireland and Australia. 

According to the Canadian Bureau for International Education, there was a 31% increase in international students in Canada from 2021 to 2022. It added that at the end of 2022, Canada saw 43% growth over the previous five years and nearly 170% over the last decade.

“Canada is undoubtedly one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students,” added Lydia, of Manchester-headquartered Housemates which also has an office in Bangalore, India. 

“The country has emerged as a preferred destination for international students, renowned for its world-class education system, diverse culture, and high quality of life. 

“Our expansion into Canada is expected to significantly improve the student accommodation landscape, providing international and domestic students alike with a range of housing options tailored to their needs.”

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