Immigration Accommodation in Queensland Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Queensland one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Queensland for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Queensland may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Queensland take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Queensland, 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 Queensland is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Queensland Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Queensland as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Queensland is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Queensland for new immigration arrivals.
Queensland (, KWEENZ-land) is a state situated in northeastern Australia, the second-largest and third-most populous Australian state. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, southwest and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and the Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, separating the Australian mainland from Papua New Guinea. With an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi), Queensland is the world’s sixth-largest sub-national entity; it is larger than all but 15 countries. Due to its size, Queensland’s geographical features and climates are diverse, including tropical rainforests, rivers, coral reefs, mountain ranges and sandy beaches in its tropical and sub-tropical coastal regions, as well as deserts and savanna in the semi-arid and desert climatic regions of its interior.
Queensland has a population of over 5.2 million, concentrated along the coast and particularly in South East Queensland. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australia’s third-largest city. Ten of Australia’s thirty largest cities are located in Queensland, with the largest outside Brisbane being the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Ipswich, and Toowoomba. The state’s population is multicultural, with 28.9% of inhabitants being immigrants.
Queensland was first inhabited by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders. Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon, the first European to land in Australia, explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula in 1606. In 1770, James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1788, Arthur Phillip founded the colony of New South Wales, which included all of what is now Queensland. Queensland was explored in subsequent decades, and the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement was established at Brisbane in 1824 by John Oxley. Queensland was separated from New South Wales on 6 June 1859 (now commemorated as Queensland Day), thereby establishing Queensland as a self-governing Crown colony with responsible government, named in honour of Queen Victoria. Queensland was among the six colonies which became the founding states of Australia with Federation on 1 January 1901. Since the Bjelke-Petersen era of the late 20th century, Queensland has received a high level of internal migration from the other states and territories of Australia and remains a popular destination for interstate migration.
Queensland has the third-largest economy among Australian states, with strengths in mining, agriculture, transportation, international education, insurance and banking. Nicknamed the Sunshine State for its tropical and sub-tropical climates, Great Barrier Reef and numerous beaches, tourism is also important to the state’s economy.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Queensland Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Queensland may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Queensland can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Queensland
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Queensland varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Queensland use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Queensland and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Queensland 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 Queensland were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Queensland area.
All renters in Queensland 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 Queensland to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Queensland 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 Queensland this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.