Immigration Accommodation in Charlottetown Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Charlottetown one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Charlottetown for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Charlottetown may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Charlottetown take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Charlottetown, 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 Charlottetown is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Charlottetown Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Charlottetown as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Charlottetown is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Charlottetown for new immigration arrivals.
Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Queen Charlotte, Charlottetown was an unincorporated town until it was incorporated as a city in 1855.
It was the site of the famous Charlottetown Conference in 1864, the first gathering of Canadian and Maritime statesmen to discuss the proposed Maritime Union. This conference led, instead, to the union of British North American colonies in 1867, which was the beginning of the Canadian confederation. PEI, however, did not join Confederation until 1873. From this, the city adopted as its motto Cunabula Foederis, “Birthplace of Confederation”.
The population of Charlottetown is estimated to be 40,500; this forms the centre of a census agglomeration of 80,347, which is roughly half of the province’s population (160,302).
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Charlottetown Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Charlottetown may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Charlottetown can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Charlottetown
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Charlottetown varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Charlottetown use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Charlottetown and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Charlottetown 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 Charlottetown were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Charlottetown area.
All renters in Charlottetown 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 Charlottetown to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Charlottetown 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 Charlottetown this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.