Immigration Accommodation in Mongolia Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Mongolia one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Mongolia for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Mongolia may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Mongolia take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Mongolia, 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 Mongolia is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Mongolia Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Mongolia as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Mongolia is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Mongolia for new immigration arrivals.
Mongolia (, Mongolian: Монгол Улс Mongol Uls, Traditional Mongolian: Moŋğol ulus; lit. “Mongol Nation” or “State of Mongolia”) is a landlocked country in East Asia. It is located between Russia, to the north and China, to the south, where it neighbours the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It covers an area of 1,564,116 square kilometres (603,909 square miles), with a population of just 3.3 million, making it the world’s most sparsely populated sovereign nation. Mongolia is the world’s largest landlocked country that does not border a closed sea, and much of its area is covered by grassy steppe, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Ulaanbaatar, the capital and largest city, is home to roughly half of the country’s population.
The territory of modern-day Mongolia has been ruled by various nomadic empires, including the Xiongnu, the Xianbei, the Rouran, the First Turkic Khaganate, and others. In 1206, Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous land empire in history. His grandson Kublai Khan conquered China to establish the Yuan dynasty. After the collapse of the Yuan, the Mongols retreated to Mongolia and resumed their earlier pattern of factional conflict, except during the era of Dayan Khan and Tumen Zasagt Khan. In the 16th century, Tibetan Buddhism spread to Mongolia, being further led by the Manchu-founded Qing dynasty, which absorbed the country in the 17th century. By the early 20th century, almost one-third of the adult male population were Buddhist monks. After the collapse of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Mongolia declared independence, and achieved actual independence from the Republic of China in 1921. Shortly thereafter, the country became a satellite state of the Soviet Union, which had aided its independence from China. In 1924, the Mongolian People’s Republic was founded as a socialist state. After the anti-Communist revolutions of 1989, Mongolia conducted its own peaceful democratic revolution in early 1990. This led to a multi-party system, a new constitution of 1992, and transition to a market economy.
Approximately 30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic; horse culture remains integral. Buddhism is the majority religion, with the nonreligious being the second-largest group. Islam is the second-largest religion, concentrated among ethnic Kazakhs. Most citizens are ethnic Mongols, with roughly 5% of the population being Kazakhs, Tuvans, and other minorities, who are especially concentrated in the west. Mongolia is a member of the United Nations, Asia Cooperation Dialogue, G77, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Non-Aligned Movement and a NATO global partner. It joined the World Trade Organization in 1997 and seeks to expand its participation in regional economic and trade groups.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Mongolia Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Mongolia may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Mongolia can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Mongolia
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Mongolia varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Mongolia use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Mongolia and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Mongolia 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 Mongolia were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Mongolia area.
All renters in Mongolia 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 Mongolia to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Mongolia 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 Mongolia this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.