Accommodation for Newcomers in Amiens

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Immigration Accommodation in Amiens Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in Amiens one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Amiens for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Amiens may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Amiens take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Amiens, 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 Amiens is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Amiens Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Amiens as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Amiens is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Amiens for new immigration arrivals.

Amiens (English: or /ˈæmiənz/ AM-ee-ənz; French: [amjɛ̃]; Picard: Anmien, Anmiens or Anmyin) is a city and commune in northern France, located 120 km (75 mi) north of Paris and 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Lille. It is the capital of the Somme department in the region of Hauts-de-France. In 2021, the population of Amiens was 135,429. A central landmark of the city is Amiens Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in France. Amiens also has one of the largest university hospitals in France, with a capacity of 1,200 beds. The author Jules Verne lived in Amiens from 1871 until his death in 1905, and served on the city council for 15 years. Incumbent French president Emmanuel Macron was born in Amiens.

The town was fought over during both World Wars, suffering significant damage, and was repeatedly occupied by both sides. The 1918 Battle of Amiens was the opening phase of the Hundred Days Offensive which directly led to the Armistice with Germany. The Royal Air Force heavily bombed the town during the Second World War. In the aftermath, the city was rebuilt according to Pierre Dufau’s plans with wider streets to ease traffic congestion. These newer structures were primarily built of brick, concrete and white stone with slate roofs. The architect Auguste Perret designed the Gare d’Amiens train station and nearby Tour Perret.

Amiens has an important historical and cultural heritage, on which a significant amount of tourism is based. Apart from the cathedral, there is the hortillonnages [fr], the Jules Verne House [fr], the Tour Perret, the Musée de Picardie, the zoo [fr], and the quarters of Saint-Leu and Saint-Maurice. A total of 60 monuments are listed in the inventory of monuments historiques, over 1600 places and monuments listed in the general inventory of cultural heritage [fr], and 187 objects listed in the inventory of monuments historiques. During December, the town hosts the largest Christmas market in northern France. It is known for a few local foods, including “macarons d’Amiens”, almond paste biscuits; “tuiles amienoises”, chocolate and orange curved biscuits; “pâté de canard d’Amiens”, duck pâté in pastry; “la ficelle Picarde”, an oven-baked cheese-topped crêpe; and “flamiche aux poireaux”, a puff pastry tart made with leeks and cream.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Amiens Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Amiens may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Amiens can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Amiens

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Amiens varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Amiens use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Amiens and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Amiens 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 Amiens were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Amiens area.

 

 

All renters in Amiens 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 Amiens to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Amiens 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 Amiens this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.

 

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