A friend of mine is sending his daughter to Canada-Hamilton is the exact place. She is a fresher and going to Hamilton for higher studies. My friend wanted me to find a place for rent.
I suggested to him that he should check out http://www.gottarent.com/. It is real estate web site dedicated exclusive to the all the major Canadian cities that include Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
The sites promises to look for townhouses, condos and apartments for rent. When I contacted them, they emailed me that they are specialists in find cheap apartment for students in Canadian cities.
One can search their database by city, by postal code and also by the rental budget.