Student Housing in Canada: Where we are and what comes next?

Watch an invaluable discussion about critical questions surrounding Canada's student housing shortage and investment opportunities.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

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In 2022, Canada continued the trend of the last few years by welcoming over 1 million new residents. This influx has led to an unprecedented housing shortage, putting immense pressure on both local and national government bodies while also creating opportunities for new investors

This housing shortage is especially pronounced in the international education sector, as the projected growth in international student numbers is set to increase the already substantial supply gap in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Canada’s major student cities. 

Leading experts within the international education sector express growing concern that, without a rapid acceleration in supply, the scarcity of student accommodation could undermine Canada’s standing as a desirable destination for international students.

What can you expect from this webinar? 

The latest data for the PBSA sector in Canada from BONARD's independent research

Public representatives discussing strategies to address the current situation

Local investors sharing their perspectives on investment potential in Canada


  • Veronica Green, Vice President, Slate Asset Management

  • Jonathan Turnbull, Managing Director, Harrison Street

  • Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director, Languages Canada

  • Andrew Parr, Associate Vice-President, The University of British Columbia

  • Sandy Harrington, Managing Director, Real Estate Finance, CMLS Financial

Presentation & chair:

Martin Varga

Real Estate Business Development Director


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Distinguished representatives from both public and private entities came together to share their strategies, perspectives on the current situation, and possible avenues for resolution.

The latest data
on one of the most undersupplied PBSA markets
Local in-field intelligence
from industry stakeholders