Immigration Accommodation in Martinique Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Martinique one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Martinique for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Martinique may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Martinique take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Martinique, 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 Martinique is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Martinique Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Martinique as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Martinique is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Martinique for new immigration arrivals.
Martinique ( MAR-tin-EEK, French: [maʁtinik] (listen); Martinican Creole: Matinik or Matnik; Kalinago: Madinina or Madiana) is an island and an overseas department/region and single territorial collectivity of France. An integral part of the French Republic, Martinique is located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It has a land area of 1,128 km (436 sq mi) and a population of 364,508 inhabitants as of January 2019. One of the Windward Islands, it is directly north of Saint Lucia, northwest of Barbados and south of Dominica. Martinique is also an Outermost Region (OMR) of the European Union and a special territory of the European Union; the currency in use is the euro. Virtually the entire population speaks both French (the sole official language) and Martinican Creole.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Martinique Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Martinique may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Martinique can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Martinique
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Martinique varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Martinique use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Martinique and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Martinique 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 Martinique were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Martinique area.
All renters in Martinique 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 Martinique to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Martinique 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 Martinique this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.