Accommodation for Newcomers in Gloucester

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Immigration Accommodation in Gloucester Canada

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

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

Accommodation for newcomers in Gloucester Canada guide

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

Here is some background on Gloucester for new immigration arrivals.

Gloucester ( GLOS-tər) is a cathedral city and the county town of Gloucestershire in the South West of England. Gloucester lies on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the west, 19 miles (31 km) east of Monmouth and 17 miles (27 km) east of the border with Wales. Including suburban areas, Gloucester has a population of around 150,000. It is a port, linked via the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to the Severn Estuary.

Gloucester was founded by the Romans and became an important city and colony in AD 97 under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis.

It was granted its first charter in 1155 by Henry II. In 1216, Henry III, aged only nine years, was crowned with a gilded iron ring in the Chapter House of Gloucester Cathedral. Gloucester’s significance in the Middle Ages is underlined by the fact that it had a number of monastic establishments, including: St Peter’s Abbey founded in 679 (later Gloucester Cathedral), the nearby St Oswald’s Priory, Gloucester founded in the 880s or 890s and Llanthony Secunda Priory, founded 1136. The town is also the site of the siege of Gloucester in 1643, during which the city held out against Royalist forces in the First English Civil War.

A major attraction of the city is Gloucester Cathedral, which is the burial place of King Edward II and Walter de Lacy; it features in scenes from the Harry Potter films. Other features of interest include the museum and school of art and science, the former county jail (on the site of a Saxon and Norman castle), the Shire Hall (now headquarters of the County Council) and the Whitefield memorial church. A park in the south of the city contains a spa, a chalybeate spring having been discovered in 1814.

Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries and has strong financial, research, distribution and light industrial sectors. Historically, it was prominent in the aerospace industry.

In 1926, the Gloucestershire Aircraft Company at Brockworth changed its name to the Gloster Aircraft Company because international customers claimed that the name Gloucestershire was too difficult to spell. A sculpture in the city centre celebrates Gloucester’s aviation history and its involvement in the jet engine.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Gloucester Canada

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

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Gloucester

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

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

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



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

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


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