Immigration Accommodation in Lucerne Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Lucerne one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Lucerne for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Lucerne may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Lucerne take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Lucerne, 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 Lucerne is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Lucerne Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Lucerne as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Lucerne is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Lucerne for new immigration arrivals.
Lucerne ( loo-SURN, French: [lysɛʁn] (listen)) or Luzern (Swiss Standard German: [luˈtsɛrn] (listen)) is a city in central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of the country. Lucerne is the capital of the canton of Lucerne and part of the district of the same name. With a population of approximately 82,000 people, Lucerne is the most populous city in Central Switzerland, and a nexus of economics, transportation, culture, and media in the region. The city’s urban area consists of 19 municipalities and towns with an overall population of about 220,000 people.
Owing to its location on the shores of Lake Lucerne (German: Vierwaldstättersee) and its outflow, the river Reuss, within sight of the mounts Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps, Lucerne has long been a destination for tourists. One of the city’s famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge (German: Kapellbrücke), a wooden bridge first erected in the 14th century.
The official language of Luzern is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect, Lucerne German.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Lucerne Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Lucerne may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Lucerne can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Lucerne
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Lucerne varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Lucerne use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Lucerne and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Lucerne 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 Lucerne were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Lucerne area.
All renters in Lucerne 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 Lucerne to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Lucerne 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 Lucerne this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.