Accommodation for Newcomers in Fredericton
Immigration Accommodation in Fredericton
As a new immigrant arriving in Fredericton one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Fredericton for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Fredericton may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Fredericton take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Fredericton, 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 Fredericton is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Fredericton guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Fredericton as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Fredericton is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Fredericton for new immigration arrivals.
Fredericton (; French pronunciation: [fʁɛdeʁiktœn]) is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick. The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which flows west to east as it bisects the city. The river is the dominant natural feature of the area. One of the main urban centres in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 58,220 in the 2016 Canadian Census. It is the third-largest city in the province after Moncton and Saint John.
The name can also be pronounced without the second r () but this is irksome to some residents.
An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, Fredericton is home to two universities, the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, and The Playhouse, a performing arts venue. The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists. Fredericton is also an important and vibrant centre point for the region’s top visual artists; many of New Brunswick’s notable artists live and work there today. Fredericton has also been home to some great historical Canadian painters as well, including Goodridge Roberts, and Molly and Bruno Bobak.
As a provincial capital, its economy is tied to the public sector; however, the city also contains a growing IT and commercial sector. The city has the highest percentage of residents with post-secondary education in the province and the highest per capita income of any city in New Brunswick.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Fredericton
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Fredericton may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Fredericton can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Fredericton
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Fredericton varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Fredericton use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Fredericton and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb but at less cost is Book Direct and Save
Rental accommodation in Fredericton 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 Fredericton were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Fredericton area.
All renters in Fredericton 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 Fredericton to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Fredericton
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 Fredericton this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.