Immigration Accommodation in Hanover Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Hanover one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Hanover for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Hanover may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Hanover take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Hanover, 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 Hanover is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Hanover Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Hanover as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Hanover is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Hanover for new immigration arrivals.
Hanover (; German: Hannover [haˈnoːfɐ] (listen); Low German: Hannober) is the capital and largest city of the German state of Lower Saxony. Its 535,061 (2017) inhabitants make it the 13th-largest city in Germany as well as the third-largest city in Northern Germany after Hamburg and Bremen. Hanover’s urban area comprises the towns of Garbsen, Langenhagen and Laatzen and has a population of about 791,000 (2018). The Hanover Region has approximately 1.16 million inhabitants (2019).
The city lies at the confluence of the River Leine and its tributary the Ihme, in the south of the North German Plain, and is the largest city in the Hannover–Braunschweig–Göttingen–Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region. It is the fifth-largest city in the Low German dialect area after Hamburg, Dortmund, Essen and Bremen.
Before it became the capital of Lower Saxony in 1946, Hanover was the capital of the Principality of Calenberg (1636–1692), the Electorate of Hanover (1692–1814), the Kingdom of Hanover (1814–1866), the Province of Hanover of the Kingdom of Prussia (1868–1918), the Province of Hanover of the Free State of Prussia (1918–1946) and of the State of Hanover (1946). From 1714 to 1837 Hanover was by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, under their title of the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg (later described as the Elector of Hanover).
The city is a major crossing point of railway lines and motorways (Autobahnen), connecting European main lines in both the east-west (Berlin–Ruhr area/Düsseldorf/Cologne) and north-south (Hamburg–Frankfurt/Stuttgart/Munich) directions. Hannover Airport lies north of the city, in Langenhagen, and is Germany’s ninth-busiest airport. The city’s most notable institutes of higher education are the Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover), one of Germany’s leading medical schools, with its university hospital Klinikum der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover, and the Leibniz University Hannover.
The Hanover fairground, owing to numerous extensions, especially for the Expo 2000, is the largest in the world. Hanover hosts annual commercial trade fairs such as the Hanover Fair and up to 2018 the CeBIT. The IAA Commercial Vehicles show takes place every two years. It is the world’s leading trade show for transport, logistics and mobility. Every year Hanover hosts the Schützenfest Hannover, the world’s largest marksmen’s festival, and the Oktoberfest Hannover.
‘Hanover’ is the traditional English spelling. The German spelling (with a double n) is becoming more popular in English; recent editions of encyclopedias prefer the German spelling, and the local government uses the German spelling on English websites. The English pronunciation, with stress on the first syllable, is applied to both the German and English spellings, which is different from German pronunciation, with stress on the second syllable and a long second vowel. The traditional English spelling is still used in historical contexts, especially when referring to the British House of Hanover.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Hanover Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Hanover may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Hanover can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Hanover
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Hanover varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Hanover use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Hanover and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Hanover 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 Hanover were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Hanover area.
All renters in Hanover 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 Hanover to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Hanover 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 Hanover this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.