Accommodation for Newcomers in New Britain

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

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

Accommodation for newcomers in New Britain Canada guide

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

Here is some background on New Britain for new immigration arrivals.

New Britain (Tok Pisin: Niu Briten) is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, part of the Islands Region of Papua New Guinea. It is separated from New Guinea by a northwest corner of the Solomon Sea (or with an island hop of Umboi the Dampier and Vitiaz Straits) and from New Ireland by St. George’s Channel. The main towns of New Britain are Rabaul/Kokopo and Kimbe. The island is roughly the size of Taiwan. While the island was part of German New Guinea, it was named Neupommern (“New Pomerania”).
In common with most of the Bismarcks it was largely formed by volcanic processes, and has active volcanoes including Ulawun (highest volcano nationally), Langila, the Garbuna Group, the Sulu Range, and the volcanoes Tavurvur and Vulcan of the Rabaul caldera. A major eruption of Tavurvur in 1994 destroyed the East New Britain provincial capital of Rabaul. Most of the town still lies under metres of ash, and the capital has been moved to nearby Kokopo.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in New Britain Canada

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

What is the cost of short term accommodation in New Britain

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

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

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



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

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


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