January 5, 2023   |   Guide Living Blog

Overview of Student Housing in Vancouver [2023 Guide]

The rental market in Vancouver is highly competitive, with high demand and low vacancy rates. The rental prices in the city are relatively high, especially for popular neighborhoods. According to the December 2023 Vancouver report from liv.rent, the average rent for an unfurnished one-bedroom unit in Metro Vancouver is around $2,227. While the price has […]

November 21, 2022   |   Living

Universities and Colleges in Vancouver, Canada

Planning to pursue your studies in Vancouver, BC, Canada? We’re GEC Living – the largest off-campus student accommodation provider in Vancouver. We have prepared an overview information list of major schools in Vancouver based on feedback from the 10,000+ students we have welcomed over the past years. Public Universities University of British Columbia (UBC) UBC […]

November 17, 2022   |   Living

Top 8 Rental Platforms in Vancouver for Students

Finding a place to call home in Vancouver is challenging, stressful, and costly. Especially when you are a student or a newcomer, you may need help with where to start and which apartment rental platform in Vancouver is more reliable. We’re GEC Living, the largest off-campus student accommodation provider in Vancouver. We have thoroughly used […]

November 16, 2022   |   Living

Tips for Renting in Vancouver (For Newcomers and First-Timers)

Finding the right rental place might be a little challenging if you do not know the common tips for renting in Vancouver as a first-timer. We’re GEC Living, Vancouver’s largest off-campus student accommodation provider, and we have outlined valuable information to guide you on how to find the right accommodation without hassles. 1. Knowing Your […]

November 14, 2022   |   Living

What’s The Cost Of Living In Vancouver As A Student? [October 2022]

Most students who are preparing to move to Vancouver may wonder how much is the cost of living in Vancouver. To answer briefly on this question, the total cost is around $2,700 to $3800 per month. You may be curious about how we come up with this vast number. Let’s dive in and this is the […]

May 12, 2022   |   Living

12 Must Follow Vancouver-Based Instagram Accounts

Most of us are aware of the local news because of the social media accounts we follow on Instagram. Let’s be real. No Gen Z or millennial in Vancouver will be reading any physical newspapers. But, if you are unaware of the top Vancouver news sources we listed below, you need to follow these Instagram […]

April 25, 2022   |   Living

Best Cell Phone Plan for Students in Vancouver, Canada [2022]

Cell/ mobile phone plan is so expensive in Canada, ranging from $30/month to $100+/month depending on optional services and data usage. However, as someone who has switched between 4 phone service providers over the last few years, I have concluded a few affordable cell phone plans for students with good services and enough data usage […]

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