Immigration Accommodation in Alexandria Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Alexandria one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Alexandria for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Alexandria may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Alexandria take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Alexandria, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Alexandria is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Alexandria Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Alexandria as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Alexandria is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Alexandria for new immigration arrivals.
Alexandria ( or /--/; Arabic: الإسكندرية al-ʾIskandarīyah; Egyptian Arabic: اسكندرية Eskendereyya; Coptic: ⲣⲁⲕⲟϯ, romanized: Rakodī;[failed verification] Greek: Αλεξάνδρεια Alexándria) is the third-largest city in Egypt after Cairo and Giza, the seventh-largest city in Africa, and a major economic centre. Called the “Bride of the Mediterranean” by locals, Alexandria is the largest city on the Mediterranean, the fourth-largest city in the Arab world, and the ninth-largest urban area in Africa. The city extends about 40 km (25 mi) at the northern coast of Egypt along the Mediterranean Sea. Alexandria is a popular tourist destination, and an important industrial centre due to its natural gas and oil pipelines from Suez.
Alexandria was founded in c. 331 BC by Alexander the Great in the vicinity of an Egyptian settlement named Rhacotis (that became the Egyptian quarter of the city). Alexandria grew rapidly, becoming a major centre of Hellenic civilisation, and replacing Memphis as Egypt’s capital during the reign of the Ptolemaic pharaohs who succeeded Alexander. It retained this status for almost a millennium, through the period of Roman and Eastern Roman (Byzantine) rule until the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641 AD, when a new capital was founded at Fustat (later absorbed into Cairo).
Alexandria was best known for the Lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, its Great Library (the largest in the ancient world), and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Alexandria was the intellectual and cultural centre of the ancient Mediterranean for much of the Hellenistic age and late antiquity. It was at one time the largest city in the ancient world before being eventually overtaken by Rome.
The city was a major centre of early Christianity, and was the centre of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, which was one of the major centres of Christianity in the Eastern Roman Empire. In the modern world, the Coptic Orthodox Church, and the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria both lay claim to this ancient heritage.
By the time of the Arab conquest of Egypt in 641 AD, the city had already been largely plundered and lost its significance before re-emerging in the modern era. From the late 18th century, Alexandria became a major centre of the international shipping industry and one of the most important trading centres in the world, both because it profited from the easy overland connection between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, and the lucrative trade in Egyptian cotton.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Alexandria Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Alexandria may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Alexandria can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Alexandria
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Alexandria varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Alexandria use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Alexandria and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Alexandria for newcomers
One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!
Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Alexandria were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Alexandria area.
All renters in Alexandria have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Alexandria to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Alexandria Canada
Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Alexandria this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.