Accommodation for Newcomers in Edmonton

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Immigration Accommodation in Edmonton Canada

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

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

Accommodation for newcomers in Edmonton Canada guide

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

Here is some background on Edmonton for new immigration arrivals.

Edmonton () is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the “Calgary–Edmonton Corridor”.

The metro area of Edmonton had a population of 1,491,000 at the beginning of 2021, making it Alberta’s second-largest city (after Calgary) and Canada’s fifth-largest municipality. Edmonton’s 2019 municipal census recorded a population of 972,223. Also in 2016, Edmonton had a metropolitan population of 1,321,426, making it the sixth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. Edmonton is North America’s northernmost metropolitan area with a population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.

Edmonton’s historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) in addition to a series of annexations through 1982, and the annexation of 8,260 ha (82.6 km2) of land from Leduc County and the City of Beaumont on January 1, 2019. Known as the “Gateway to the North”, the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname “Canada’s Festival City”. It is home to North America’s second largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world’s largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Edmonton Canada

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

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Edmonton

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

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

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



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

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


Newcomer Immigration Accommodation in Edmonton

Newcomer Immigration Accommodation in Edmonton Canada

Hotels for Newcomers in Edmonton Canada

Business NameRatingCategoriesPhone NumberAddress
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West EdmontonDoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
17 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+1780484082116615 109th Avenue North West, Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8, Canada
Metterra Hotel On WhyteMetterra Hotel On Whyte
31 reviews
Hotels+1780465815010454-82 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4Z7, Canada
Sandman SignatureSandman Signature
12 reviews
Hotels10061-10123 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0J3, Canada
Fairmont Hotel MacdonaldFairmont Hotel Macdonald
86 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+1780424518110065 – 100th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N6, Canada
Fantasyland HotelFantasyland Hotel
51 reviews
Hotels+1780444300017700 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4, Canada
Matrix HotelMatrix Hotel
55 reviews
Hotels+1780429286110640 100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8, Canada
Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre SuitesDelta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites
18 reviews
Hotels, Venues & Event Spaces+1780429390010222 102 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 4C5, Canada
Varscona Hotel On WhyteVarscona Hotel On Whyte
22 reviews
Hotels+178043461118208 106 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 6R9, Canada
Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Edmonton – Mall AreaHoliday Inn Express & Suites West Edmonton - Mall Area
3 reviews
Hotels+1780756213418520 100th Avenue, Building 2, Edmonton, AB T5S 0K6, Canada
Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton WestCourtyard by Marriott Edmonton West
31 reviews
Hotels+1780638607010011 184th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 0C7, Canada

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