Immigration Accommodation in Saanich Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Saanich one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Saanich for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Saanich may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Saanich take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Saanich, 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 Saanich is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Saanich Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Saanich as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Saanich is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Saanich for new immigration arrivals.
The Saanich or W̱SÁNEĆ ([/xʷˈsenət͡ʃ], Xwsenəč) are indigenous nations from the north coast of the Gulf and San Juan Islands, southern Vancouver Island and the southern edge of the Lower Mainland in British Columbia.
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Saanich Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Saanich may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Saanich can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Saanich
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Saanich varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Saanich use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Saanich and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Saanich 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 Saanich were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Saanich area.
All renters in Saanich 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 Saanich to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Saanich 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 Saanich this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.