How to Become A Chelsea House Member: OUR APPROACH TO CURATING A UNIQUE COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS!
The #1 thing that our student members love the most about Chelsea House is the amount of care we put into building an exclusive residential community. Our member selection and roommate-matching processes involve much more than just filling out a form, reading through FAQs and brochures, and talking to a sales team. At Chelsea House, you’re part of our community from the moment you enter our website.
Our ambition is to go beyond premium student housing & offer an environment where our members become integrated socially in Montreal in a fun and safe way, while keeping in mind academic success.
This is achieved with our rigorous selection process. During this process, every single applicant will get their questions answered promptly, will be reassured, heard, and guided - whether Chelsea is a good fit for them or not. We are ambassadors of Montreal & wish you the best university experience regardless of where you end up living.
TELL US WHY YOU’RE INTERESTED & LET US INTRODUCE OURSELVE!
Whether you’re a parent who’s looking out for the wellbeing of your child or an interested student, the first step is to fill out our initial application form on the www.chelsea.house website. After doing so, you can expect a call from Stascia, Rose, or Anne-Sophie within the hour. The purpose of this initial call is for both the applying party and the Chelsea Community Team to introduce ourselves, answer any questions and see what is the best housing solution that suits your needs. Of course, we want to get to know you! We’ll want to know WHY you’d like to become a Chelsea member :)
LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER- WE'RE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
Chelsea House is about community and authenticity. Once contact is made and we’ve had a first call, we’ll put you in a group conversation on WhatsApp or iMessage with everyone included – parent, student, the whole Chelsea Community team! This allows us to answer your questions in a timely manner despite being in different time zones. This also gives you the opportunity to ask questions any time of the day. A first call isn’t enough, if we haven’t had a chance to speak to the student, this is our next call. In the case, we haven’t spoken to the parents, it’s their turn. We want to meet the whole gang. Our proprietary process requires that we iron out all questions, concerns, and this invariably must make a parent part of the process.
Along the way, you’ll also be able to book a call with PJ our founder and and ultimately finalize the lease and all details related to the community. We’re here for you!
YOU'RE ACCEPTED! NOW LET’S MATCH YOU WITH YOUR ROOMMATES.
Once your lease is signed and deposit paid, we now get to work! The biggest differentiator between Chelsea House and anywhere else – the roommate matching process. Our company has hired top experts from the co-living, psychology, education and hospitality industry in order to create our proprietary customized personality questionnaire. It is designed to get to know our member fully (keeping in mind every notable information about you we’ve learned along the way on our calls is also recorded) – field of study, interests, study habits, lifestyle, cultural backgrounds, tolerance levels and ambitions out of your time with us!
As you can imagine, this enables us to make a more informed match and we like to think we’re setting you up with the ideal micro-community within Chelsea House. Most student residences will match you with your last name. Although serendipity can work, we prefer putting all odds in our favor.
BREAK THE ICE E-MEET YOUR NEW ROOMMATES.
Once we’ve matched you with your roommates, we’ll explain why we think it’s a great fit! And then we’ll do everyone a favor and break the ice for you before you get into Montreal. Before you arrive, our Community Team organizes a Zoom call with your roommates so you can break the ice and feel less anxious about this new chapter.
Our team also guides through what you need to have prepared upon your arrival. This will be primarily achieved by downloading the Chelsea app before arriving in Montreal. This communications system allows you to chat with fellow members, stay up to date on Chelsea House activities, and contact Stascia our General Manager.
WELCOME TO MONTREAL– YOUR NEW HOME!
The most exciting part is yet to come: arriving in Montreal for your university studies! Once you’re here, we have organized activities planned that are meant to integrate the Chelsea community together. Rest assured that participation is not mandatory but strongly recommended. We want you to feel comfortable doing what’s best for you! You do you, we’re here to guide you if you need anything.
I hope that this answers some of your questions on the steps to become a Chelsea member.
As always, feel free to reach out to us directly.
We hope to meet you soon!
PJ Goupil, CPA, CA
Founder, Chelsea House