Immigration Accommodation in Dundee Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Dundee one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Dundee for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Dundee may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Dundee take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Dundee, 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 Dundee is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Dundee Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Dundee as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Dundee is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Dundee for new immigration arrivals.
Dundee (; Scots: Dundee; Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dè or Dùn Dèagh [t̪un ˈtʲeː]) is Scotland’s fourth-largest city and the 51st-most-populous built-up area in the United Kingdom. The mid-year population estimate for 2016 was
148,280, giving Dundee a population density of 2,478/km2 or 6,420/sq mi, the second-highest in Scotland. It lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay, which feeds into the North Sea. Under the name of Dundee City, it forms one of the 32 council areas used for local government in Scotland.
Within the boundaries of the historic county of Angus, the city developed into a burgh in the late 12th century and established itself as an important east coast trading port. Rapid expansion was brought on by the Industrial Revolution, particularly in the 19th century when Dundee was the centre of the global jute industry. This, along with its other major industries, gave Dundee its epithet as the city of “jute, jam and journalism”.
Today, Dundee is promoted as “One City, Many Discoveries” in honour of Dundee’s history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed at Discovery Point. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10% of the United Kingdom’s digital entertainment industry, including mobile app development and gaming. Dundee has two universities – the University of Dundee and the Abertay University. In 2014, Dundee was recognised by the United Nations as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design for its diverse contributions to fields including medical research, comics and video games.
A unique feature of Dundee is that its two professional football clubs, Dundee F.C. and Dundee United F.C., have stadiums all but adjacent to each other.
With the decline of traditional industry, the city has adopted a plan to regenerate and reinvent itself as a cultural centre. In pursuit of this, a £1 billion master plan to regenerate and to reconnect the Waterfront to the city centre started in 2001 and is expected to be completed within a 30-year period. The V&A Dundee – the first branch of the V&A to operate outside of London – is the main centre piece of the waterfront project.
In recent years, Dundee’s international profile has risen. GQ magazine named Dundee the ‘Coolest Little City in Britain’ in 2015 and The Wall Street Journal ranked Dundee at number 5 on its ‘Worldwide Hot Destinations’ list for 2018.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Dundee Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Dundee may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Dundee can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Dundee
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Dundee varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Dundee use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Dundee and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Dundee 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 Dundee were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Dundee area.
All renters in Dundee 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 Dundee to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Dundee 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 Dundee this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.