Immigration Accommodation in Bridgetown Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Bridgetown one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Bridgetown for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Bridgetown may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Bridgetown take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Bridgetown, 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 Bridgetown is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Bridgetown Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Bridgetown as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Bridgetown is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Bridgetown for new immigration arrivals.
Bridgetown (UN/LOCODE: BB BGI) is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Formerly The Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as “The City”, but the most common reference is simply “Town”. As of 2014, its metropolitan population stands at roughly 110,000.
The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay (at) lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Parts of the Greater Bridgetown area (as roughly defined by the Ring Road Bypass or more commonly known as the ABC Highway), sit close to the borders of the neighbouring parishes Christ Church and St. James. The Grantley Adams International Airport for Barbados, is located 16 kilometres (10 mi) southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. There is no longer a local municipal government, but it is a constituency of the national Parliament. During the short-lived 1950s-1960s Federation of the British West Indian Territories, Bridgetown was one of three capital cities within the region being considered to be the Federal capital of the region.
The present-day location of the city was established by English settlers in 1628; a previous settlement under the authority of Sir William Courten was at St. James Town. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics, convention centre, and cruise ship port of call in the Caribbean region. On 25 June 2011, “Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison” was added as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Bridgetown Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Bridgetown may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Bridgetown can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Bridgetown
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Bridgetown varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Bridgetown use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Bridgetown and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Bridgetown 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 Bridgetown were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Bridgetown area.
All renters in Bridgetown 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 Bridgetown to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Bridgetown 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 Bridgetown this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.