Immigration Accommodation in Saguenay Canada
As a new immigrant arriving in Saguenay one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Saguenay for you and your family.
Your first accommodation on arriving in Saguenay may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Saguenay take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Saguenay, 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 Saguenay is no different.
Accommodation for newcomers in Saguenay Canada guide
You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Saguenay as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Saguenay is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.
Here is some background on Saguenay for new immigration arrivals.
Saguenay ( SAG-ə-nay, -NAY, French: [saɡnɛ], locally [-ne]) is a city in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) north of Quebec City by overland route. It is about 126 kilometres (78 mi) upriver and northwest of Tadoussac, located at the confluence with the St. Lawrence River. It was formed in 2002 by merging the cities of Chicoutimi and Jonquière and the town of La Baie. Chicoutimi was founded by French colonists in 1676.
The city of Saguenay constitutes a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE); its geographical code is 941. Together with the regional county municipality of Le Fjord-du-Saguenay, it forms the census division (CD) of Le Saguenay-et-son-Fjord (94). The mayor of Saguenay is Josée Néron. Prior to its use as the name of the city, the term “the Saguenay” or (less commonly) “Saguenay Valley” had already been used for the whole Saguenay River region (see Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean). Saguenay is the seat of the judicial district of Chicoutimi.
The city is divided into three boroughs: Chicoutimi (which includes the former city of Chicoutimi, as well as Laterrière and Tremblay township), Jonquière (which includes the former city of Jonquière, Lac-Kénogami, and Shipshaw) and La Baie (which corresponds to the former city of La Baie).
Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Saguenay Canada
Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Saguenay may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Saguenay can be of great help.
What is the cost of short term accommodation in Saguenay
The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Saguenay varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Saguenay use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Saguenay and also the option to book with confidence and security.
Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.
Rental accommodation in Saguenay 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 Saguenay were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Saguenay area.
All renters in Saguenay 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 Saguenay to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service
Newcomer subletting in Saguenay 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 Saguenay this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.